Turf News


Charterhouse Open Day A Success

Charterhouse Open Day A Success: Charterhouse Turf Machinery, in conjunction with dealers Ben Burgess GroundsCare, recently entertained over 80 groundsmen and greenkeepers at an open day at Thetford Golf Club.  The day featured a technical talk from the STRI and gave Turf Managers the opportunity to share best practices with other professionals in the industry, as […]

Sherriff’s First MyTurfClub Event

Sherriff’s First MyTurfClub Event: Sherriff Amenity recently hosted the very first myTurfClub event at Syngenta UK’s Jealott’s Hill Research Centre in Bracknell – and by all accounts it was regarded as a huge success. myTurfClub is a new initiative from Sherriff Amenity which has an ultimate goal of helping to improve the UK turf amenity sector […]

ISEKI UK & Ireland Launch

ISEKI UK & Ireland Launch: ISEKI UK & Ireland hosted an official opening at its new Ipswich home last week. Since being founded in 1926, ISEKI has contributed to the modernisation of Japan’s agricultural industry as a full-time manufacturer specialising in farming machinery. ISEKI prides itself on extensive research and development that is matched with high […]

Dennis & SISIS Announce Seminars

Dennis & SISIS Announce Seminars: Dennis and SISIS have confirmed key dates and locations for their 2018 series of bowling green maintenance seminars. Committed to educating greenkeepers and raising the standards of bowling greens, Dennis and SISIS have long supported the sport of bowls. Their bowling green maintenance seminars continue to go from strength to strength […]

Ireland’s First Discover Kubota Event

Ireland’s First ‘Discover Kubota’ Event: Kubota is continuing to invest into Ireland’s agriculture, groundcare and construction industries by teaming up with long-standing dealers Atkins and MP Crowley to the host ‘Discover Kubota’ event. Being held on 24th March at the prestigious Munster Agricultural Society Showground in Cork, the event will offer Ireland’s farmers, ground maintenance teams […]

SALTEX Winners Six Nations Trip

SALTEX Winners Six Nations Trip: After claiming the SALTEX College Cup title for the second year running, students from CAFRE College in Antrim, Northern Ireland, enjoyed an unforgettable experience of helping with pitch preparations at the 2018 Six Nations Championships at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland. The SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Ransomes, and organised by the […]

200 Sign Ups For SALTEX 2018

200 Sign Ups For SALTEX 2018: The early signs for the 73rd edition of SALTEX (Sports, Amenities and Landscaping Trade Exhibition) are extremely positive after show organisers reported another record-breaking loyalty period, stand upgrades and an influx of debut exhibitors. For the third successive year, SALTEX has seen an overwhelming amount of exhibitors re-book their […]

SALTEX Reveal Visitor Profile

SALTEX Reveal Visitor Profile: After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking attendance at the NEC for SALTEX 2017, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 people who attended. With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever before it is perhaps no surprise that an incredible 89 per cent of […]

Velvit’s First BTME

Velvit’s First BTME: This is the first time Velvit Ltd. has exhibited at BTME as the sister company of GreenBest Ltd., We had a great time, met lots of lovely people and it proved to be a great success. Velvit supplies a complete range of fertilisers, biostimulants and wetting agents for the professional turf care industry. […]

Dennis & SISIS Announce Seminar

Dennis & SISIS Announce Seminar: Dennis and SISIS’ first bowling green maintenance seminar of 2018 has been announced and will be held on Tuesday 13th March at the Ipswich & District Indoor Bowls Club. Dennis and SISIS have a long history of supporting the sport of bowls and the seminars which are designed to ultimately help club greenkeepers […]

ClearWater A Hit At BTME

ClearWater A Hit At BTME: ClearWater proved to be popular at a very successful BTME for Acumen Waste Services Ltd. with a good number of enquiries taken.  ClearWater’s sales and development manager, Matthew Mears, was most impressed with the first show he was responsible for and commented: “A great show that served two purposes; a chance […]

Success For Deeside Golf Club

Success For Deeside Golf Club: The greenkeeping team at Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeenshire is celebrating after winning a BIGGA award at BTME 2018.  Led by Course Manager Neil McLoughlin (41), the greenkeeping team were announced as the winner of the BIGGA Greenkeeping Achievement of the Year Award sponsored by Baroness, at a ceremony held this […]

BIGGA Young Greenkeeper Award

BIGGA Young Greenkeeper Award: Talented young greenkeeper Alistair Morrison is celebrating after being crowned winner of a BIGGA Award at BTME 2018. Alistair (25) is head greenkeeper at Durness Golf Club and was announced as the winner of the BIGGA Young Greenkeeper of the Year Award sponsored by Textron Golf at an awards ceremony held this […]

BIGGA Award For Wentworth

BIGGA Award For Wentworth: The Wentworth Club greenkeeping team in Virginia Water has been recognised for its incredible performance in preparing the course for the BMW PGA Championship 2017 by winning the BIGGA Championship Performance of the Year Award sponsored by Rigby Taylor. The redesign of Wentworth’s famous West Course was conducted by European Tour Golf […]

New irrigation controller choice at BTME

Irrigation made even simpler by Bailoy: New irrigation controller choice at BTME. New to the Bailoy range, and BTME, is the GTI EC irrigation control software in Pro and Lite versions. These GTI EC controllers retain many features of the GTI PC stablemate while being more economical and simple to use, making them perfect for smaller […]

Agronomics in the Drone Zone

Agronomics in the Drone Zone: All Agronomic Services customers are invited to discuss their requirements and take part in the Drone Rewards Scheme. The scheme includes any combination of Agronomic’s soil liquid ranges, Floratine foliars and wetting agents and Agronomic’s granulars as well as Oxy RushTM. The flexibility of the scheme allows the customer to […]

Jacobsen Equipment At BTME

Jacobsen Equipment At BTME: Textron Golf, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of Jacobsen commercial mowing equipment, will showcase the new AR series and TR series at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) in Harrogate in January. The new Jacobsen AR and TR series replaces the existing AR-3, TR-3 and Tri-King machines. Created with usability in mind, the new […]

Dennis & SISIS At GIS

Dennis & SISIS At GIS: Dennis & SISIS have announced that they will be in Texas on February 7-8 to exhibit at the Golf Industry Show (GIS) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Over recent years Dennis & SISIS have enjoyed huge success at GIS and this is set to continue at the show in 2018. […]

Först At EHS

Först At EHS: Först will be showcasing its new sub 750kg petrol powered woodchipper at next year’s Executive Hire Show, as diesel alternatives are continuing to prove more and more popular amongst contractors, arborists and landscapers.  The ST6P is an extension of Först’s popular range of six-inch capacity machines, which is powered by a 37hp V […]

TYM Compact At LAMMA

TYM Compact At LAMMA: Reesink Turfcare will be showcasing all that is new to TYM Tractors at LAMMA 2018. The new T393 compact tractor will be on show, as will a pick of the new range of attachments, all of which offer even more versatility and value to every tractor. Bridging the gap from the compact […]

Banner Maxx II Set To Launch

Banner Maxx II Set To Launch: Banner Maxx II is a new formulation of the tried and tested fungicide, which has been created in order to deliver even faster uptake into the plant and tackle disease infection inside the leaf – before it is able to damage turf plant health. Set to be launched at BTME […]

MJ Abbott Return To BTME

MJ Abbott Return To BTME: MJ Abbott will be returning to BTME 2018 in Harrogate, bringing with them over 25 years of experience in golf course construction, renovation maintenance and irrigation. Over this period the company has gathered invaluable experience across all aspects of golf course construction and maintenance, but also the art of first-class […]

Dennis & SISIS At STMA

Dennis & SISIS At STMA: Dennis and SISIS are heading to Fort Worth, Texas, to showcase a range of industry leading turf maintenance equipment at Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Conference and Exhibition on 16-19 January 2018. As the Dennis and SISIS brands continue to gain widespread recognition in the USA, the annual STMA Conference & Exhibition is […]

Sherriff Amenity At BTME

Sherriff Amenity At BTME: Sherriff Amenity will be launching the unique InterMix Tank on stand B34 at BTME in January. Visitors will also be able to see a wide range of market leading products designed to help greenkeepers and course managers maintain their courses to the highest possible standard. InterMix Tank enables the user to mix a […]

SALTEX Attendance Announced

SALTEX Attendance Announced: An independent audit has confirmed that the combined attendance over the two day exhibition at the NEC totalled an impressive 8,909 – the highest ever since SALTEX moved to the Birmingham venue. After two successful days, the 72nd SALTEX exhibition came to a close on 2 November and by all accounts it was a […]

Aqua-Aid at BTME

Aqua-Aid EU BV at BTME: Aqua-Aid Europe BV will be returning to BTME in Harrogate for the third time in January to demonstrate the power of Verde-Cal G against black layer and the benefits of WormPower Turf. Common golf course issues such as compaction and thatch are tackled using machinery, but the causes of these problems can […]

Richard Peel Groundcare Return To BTME

Richard Peel Groundcare Return To BTME: Richard Peel Groundcare Ltd (RPGC) will be exhibiting at BTME for the second time in 2018 as the contractor homes in on the golf market after great success across other areas of sports turf. The cornerstone of RPGC is using the latest and most innovative machines available to the industry to […]

New Campey Launch At BTME

New Campey Launch At BTME: The new Koro FIELD TOPMAKER models (FTM) are being launched in 2018 with the smaller 1.6 -meter model designed for the purpose of working on golf courses. The unequivocal success of the FTM across all sports surfaces, including golf, has helped produce healthier turf through greatly improved surface hygiene, but the enhancements to […]

Kubota To Showcase New Ranges At BTME

Kubota To Showcase New Ranges At BTME: Kubota will be bringing a number of exciting new and enhanced machinery ranges to the upcoming BTME exhibition as it continues to keep the needs of turf professionals at the heart of its product innovation. Visitors to the show are encouraged to drop by the Kubota stand to see a […]

Duncan Ross Expertise At BTME

Duncan Ross Expertise At BTME: Quality of work, customer satisfaction and an expertise in golf course maintenance and construction are factors that have helped Duncan Ross establish their name in the industry, and that experience will be brought to stand A60 at BTME 2018. A successful expansion of services has meant 2017 afforded Duncan Ross Ltd the […]

Bright Future Ahead After SALTEX College Cup

Bright Future Ahead After SALTEX College Cup: The SALTEX College Cup returned to the NEC once again at this year’s event and highlighted just how well young grounds staff are academically prepared for careers in the industry. The SALTEX College Cup, sponsored by Ransomes, is a national student-led sports-turf challenge. It is an academic test […]

Extensive Display Of Polaris Models At LAMMA

Extensive Display Of Polaris Models At LAMMA: Polaris has lined up a vast range of 2018 models for the LAMMA show. Starting with the world’s best selling Sportsman ATVs, there are not many to match the off-road abilities these Polaris machines have to offer. Take the Sportsman 570 EPS. It boasts 44hp, Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and Engine […]

More New Products From Rigby Taylor At BTME

More New Products From Rigby Taylor At BTME: For new products, Rigby Taylor is the company to visit at BTME: discover about a major NEW distribution announcement; see the NEW product introductions and on a NEW, vibrant and interactive stand. It’s all taking place on the Rigby Taylor stand (B60) at BTME. While enjoying a freshly […]

New Cultivars Previewed By Limagrain At BTME

New Cultivars Previewed By Limagrain At BTME: Visitors to the Limagrain stand (C39) at BTME 2018 can expect a sneak peak of two new innovative cultivars for the golf market whilst also having a chance to win tickets to a top international sporting event. Ahead of their spring launch, two new cultivars from Limagrain UK will […]

ICL The Place To Be At BTME

ICL The Place To Be At BTME: Visitors can expect to learn about innovative new products and find out about exciting new Turf Rewards developments – and of course enjoy a much needed coffee from the ICL barista team on stand B54 at BTME 2018. The ICL stand will feature the Vitalnova range of biostimulants with […]

Dennis & SISIS return to BTME

Dennis & SISIS return to BTME: Dennis and SISIS will be exhibiting once more at BTME 2018 on stand A5 where greenkeepers, course managers and turf managers will be able to view an extensive range of turf maintenance equipment. With a focus on aeration, scarification and mowing, visitors to the joint stand can look forward to […]

Heath Engineering To Return to LAMMA

Heath Engineering To Return to LAMMA: After a hugely successful debut at LAMMA 2017, Heath Engineering has confirmed it will be returning to the 2018 show on stand B77, which will be held on January 17-18 at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. The innovative British manufacturer has been producing agricultural equipment for over seventy years with […]

Reesink Brings Latest Toro Launch To BTME

Reesink Brings Latest Toro Launch To BTME: The GreensPro 1260, Toro’s latest UK launch, will be headlining the Reesink Turfcare stand at BTME 2018. It’s also the first year that Reesink will have two stands. Joining the Reesink stand in Hall M is stand C32 dedicated entirely to TYM tractors to accommodate the range as it expands […]

Winners Of SALTEX Innovation Award

Winners Of SALTEX Innovation Award: The best in brand new grounds care technology was celebrated in the very first SALTEX Innovation Award at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017. Making its debut, the Innovation Award attracted a number of high-quality entries from various exhibitors from across the globe. There were 24 entries in total […]

New John Deere Gator debuts at BTME 2018

New John Deere Gator debuts at BTME 2018: John Deere’s new HPX 815E Gator utility vehicle will be making its public show debut at BTME 2018 in Harrogate next January. This latest diesel powered Gator shares its new styling with the XUV 855M model, which replaces the 855D. The HPX 815E is ruggedly designed for a […]

Headland and Bayer At Annual STRI Trials Event

Headland and Bayer At Annual STRI Trials Event: Ongoing and future management of the pathogen Microdochium nivale was one of the hot topics that greenkeepers discussed at the recent STRI annual Trial Event, held in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Having actively researched and trialled products to suppress the disease for over 10 years, Headland Amenity, along with […]

SALTEX 2017 – The Best Yet

SALTEX 2017 – The Best Yet: SALTEX 2017 has been hailed as a huge success. A year’s worth of meticulous and strategic planning from show organisers culminated in what is being hailed by many as the best ever SALTEX. The two-day exhibition has quickly grown to become the premier annual grounds care event in Europe and […]

Chapin UK at SALTEX 2017

Chapin UK at SALTEX 2017: With over 130 solid years of manufacturing excellence, Chapin is proud to provide market-leading products that are rugged and reliable. Following the recent UK distribution deal with Craigmarloch, we now have the ability to distribute quality sprayers & spreaders on a next day delivery service throughout the UK. Chapin engineers […]

Kioti UK At SALTEX 2017

Kioti UK At SALTEX 2017: Kioti UK continue to make large inroads into the UK groundcare market with increases in sales of their range of Compact Tractors and Utility Vehicles. Saltex 2017 will see the launch of two further important products which will significantly  strengthen the range and offer their dealer base an enhanced  range […]

New Holland At SALTEX 2017

New Holland to showcase mini crawler excavators at this year’s Saltex event: New Holland will showcase its E18C ROPS mini excavator, from the company’s agricultural construction range, at this year’s Saltex event on 1st and 2nd November.  The New Holland agricultural construction range includes mini crawler excavators, backhoe loaders, wheel loaders and skid steer loaders. These […]

Automated Managed Services at SALTEX 2017

Automated Managed Services at SALTEX 2017: Cut your operational costs in half with Automated Managed Services (AMS) by introducing robot technology into your turf care regime. The robot mower BigMow, distributed by AMS has been revolutionizing grass maintenance at 600+ fields/outfields across Europe. A single BigMow robot mower can cut 2.5 hectares 3 to 5 […]

Find Out Whats In Store For Smith Construction At SALTEX

Find Out Whats In Store For Smith Construction At SALTEX: Smith Construction are delighted to announce they will be returning to exhibit at Saltex again this year. The show will take place at the Birmingham NEC on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd November.  Smith Construction will be showcasing a number of artificial turf products from a variety […]


STIHL at SALTEX 2017: STIHL will be attending SALTEX this year with some impressive new tools to talk about, including the expanded Pro Cordless range.  The introduction of a new AR 1000 Lithium-Ion backpack battery will be welcome news to those who need to use STIHL’s cordless products for an extended period of time – […]

SALTEX 2017 Launches Innovation Award

SALTEX 2017 Launches Innovation Award: SALTEX 2017 is set to play host to the most technologically advanced-equipment showcase in grounds management. With this in mind SALTEX event organisers have decided to hold, for the very first time, an Innovation Award – and visitors will get the chance to see every entry at the show. Here’s a […]

Cub Cadet Showcase New PRO Z Series At SALTEX

Cub Cadet Showcase New PRO Z Series At SALTEX: Stand L180 Visitors to this year’s Saltex will bear witness to Cub Cadet’s commitment to the professional market, with the newly designed Pro Z Series, commercial, zero-turn mowers being a highlight of the show. The company has gone right back to the drawing board in developing this […]

Productive Zero Turn Mowers Return to SALTEX

Productive Zero Turn Mowers Return to SALTEX: Bobcat zero turn mowers return to SALTEX for the third year at the new venue to meet their existing customers and to have the opportunity meet new ones too! On the Bobcat stand will be a range of “high productivity” commercial mowers ranging from the unique 28” narrow access […]

B.E.S.T Horticulture at SALTEX 2017

The B.E.S.T in Horticulture Group consists of: B.E.S.T. in Horticulture Limited – “Delivering fully supported distance and blended learning in horticulture” www.bestinhorticulture.co.uk The Academy of Practical Horticulture (Limited) – “Delivering Practical Skills to Gardeners and Professional Horticulturlists” www.academyofpracticalhorticulture.co.uk Our first year at Saltex! At B.E.S.T we offer bespoke education and specialist training in horticulture designed to meet the needs […]

New Holland at SALTEX 2017

New Holland to showcase compact tractors at this year’s Saltex event New Holland will be showcasing its expertise in ground care, sports, amenities, estates, and green space management machinery at this year’s Saltex event. The Company will profile its compact BoomerTMtractor models, displaying the Boomer 25 ROPS with mid-mounted mower deck and Boomer 40 CAB […]

Boningale Nurseries At SALTEX 2017

Boningale Nurseries At SALTEX 2017: Stand No. K190i (located in the BALI Pavilion). Boningale Nurseries, one of the leading suppliers to the British landscaping industry, will be exhibiting at SALTEX alongside experts from the company’s award winning green roof department, Boningale GreenSky. With more than 50 years’ experience, growing over 2 million plants a year, Boningale […]

STM at SALTEX 2017

SCAG release the V-Ride 2 – Arriving at Saltex The new V-Ride 2 – announced on 24th September – has new features that exhibit their policy of continuous improvement and response to operator feedback, which combine to make SCAG such a successful machinery supplier. The V-Ride is a stand-on machine; the compact machine size, ease […]

Schiller at Saltex 2017

Schiller at Saltex 2017: Classen machines have built a solid reputation, living up to their durable slogan: Built to Use, Designed to Last. At this year’s Saltex the latest Classen aerator joins the Little Wonder line-up and Mantis tillers and BunkerMaster under the Schiller umbrella, to offer groundsmen and greenkeepers a formidable array of equipment. The […]

Tyre-Line Ltd at SALTEX 2017

Tyre-Line Ltd – Professional suppliers to the O.E & Aftermarket sectors Since 1984, Tyre-Line have been one of the UK’s leading, family run, Independent Tyre and Wheel specialists supplying both the Original Equipment and, more recently, Aftermarket sectors with Turf, ATV/UTV, High Speed Trailer and Caravan tyres and wheels, along with Steel Truck Wheels and […]

Grillo at SALTEX 2017

Taking centre stage at this year’s Saltex will be the new Grillo FD 900. Powered by a 26hp diesel engine this small, compact 4wd machine is sure to impress contractors & local authorities. Fitted with a 52 inch Grillo 3 blade cutting system allowing excellent collection in high, damp grass. The height of cut is […]

Germinal At SALTEX 2017

Germinal to focus on chart-topping ultra-fine ryegrass at SALTEX: Cabrio Ultra Fine Ryegrass is the most recent addition to Germinal’s portfolio of perennial ryegrasses for use on cricket squares, tennis lawns and golf tees. Cabrio sits at the top of the BSPB’s Series L list for lawns, landscaping and summer sports thanks to a fineness of […]

Agronomics Launch ‘Nema-Go’

Agronomics Launch ‘Nema-Go’: Agronomic Services Ltd are excited to be presenting their new Agronomic’s Range of liquid fertilisers at Saltex. Their new ranges include a unique nematode control product, Nema-Go and Dew Clear for dew control. Agronomic Services Ltd has a UK and International distribution network, supplying the finest soil, liquid and foliar fertilisers, micro-nutrients, […]

John Deere at SALTEX 2017

John Deere at SALTEX 2017. Stand no. E080 Three new machines from John Deere are making their UK & Ireland show debut at Saltex 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham in November – a top of the range diesel lawn tractor, an updated wide area rotary mower and a newly styled Gator utility vehicle. The flagship X949 […]

Hybrid is Pitchmark’s New Line

Hybrid is Pitchmark’s new line: After working closely with a number of groundsmen at leading Premier League clubs, Pitchmark will be introducing their new Hybrid line marker at Saltex, complete with a lifetime warranty. “A large number of stadium groundsmen use transfer markers for many good reasons,” says Mark Rodman, Pitchmark Managing Director, “it’s easier to […]

Charterhouse At SALTEX 2017

Charterhouse bring some of the old and some of the new to SALTEX: Charterhouse Turf Machinery will be highlighting the Graden GBS1200 at SALTEX this year. As always, they will also be showcasing a vast array of equipment for the care of both natural and artificial sports surfaces as well as landscaping products from the BLEC range on […]

A Solution For Every Surface On Stand E070

A solution for every surface on Stand E070: At SALTEX 2017 Dennis & SISIS (Stand E070) will be living up to their reputation of having world-class maintenance equipment for every type of playing surface with a wide range of equipment on show.  Featuring prominently on the stand will be the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 – a […]

Oeliatec At SALTEX 2017

Oeliatec showcase environmentally-friendly weed control at SALTEX 2017: Oeliatec return to SALTEX on stand number E055 to showcase their range of environmentally-friendly range of weed control products. All Oeliatec weed control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by delivering an efficient low pressure treatment at temperatures of up to 120°C. This destroys the cellular structure […]

Your Industry – Your Show – Your Voice

Learning LIVE at SALTEX 2017 is set to explore and highlight the burning issues that really matter to the groundscare industry through a unique panel discussion entitled Your Industry, Your Show, Your Voice. The panel discussion, which is part of SALTEX’s all-encompassing education programme – Learning LIVE, will take place on the first day of the […]

DLF/Johnson’s Sports Seeds At SALTEX 2017

DLF/Johnson’s Sports Seeds showcase advanced cultivars and mixtures at SALTEX: Leading seed breeders DLF will be returning to Saltex 2017, showcasing two of the company’s latest breeding innovations, 4Turf Tetraploid Ryegrass and the new Turf Type Annual Ryegrass Quickston. DLF’s technical team will also be on hand on stand J100 to offer advice on the latest […]

Limagrain Will Showcase Leading Range of Grass Seed at SALTEX

Limagrain Will Showcase Leading Range of Grass Seed at SALTEX 2017: Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60, MM50 and the new exciting MM7 on their stand at SALTEX 2017.  MM is one of the most respected brands in the […]

GreenMech To Showcase Arborist 150p At SALTEX

GreenMech to showcase their cost effective alternative to diesel – the Arborist 150p. SALTEX, stand H075 SALTEX 2017 has GreenMech’s new Arborist 150p on show for the very first time, as well as showcasing a number of their most popular woodchippers.  The GreenMech team will also be on hand to discuss the many aspects of […]

Pellenc Return To SALTEX

Pellenc return to SALTEX with range of professional battery-powered tools: Pellenc will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will showcase their professional range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools. A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency “Brushless” motors, Pellenc has established itself as the number one […]


SISIS return to FSB: SISIS have announced that they will be exhibiting at FSB Cologne, Germany from 7-10 November 2017 in Hall 10.2 stand B035. Visitors to the show, which is held every two years, will be able to view a selection of the range of synthetic turf maintenance equipment available from the British manufacturer including the Osca, […]

Sherriff Amenity GoGreen at SALTEX 2017

Sherriff Amenity GoGreen at SALTEX 2017: At SALTEX 2017 Sherriff Amenity will be showcasing two new products in the renowned GoGreen complexed iron range. Visitors to the stand (E060) will also be offered the opportunity to sign-up free of charge to the online Sherriff Academy and find out more about Agrovista’s latest Scottish acquisition – Terra […]

Etesia Regional Dealer Events a Great Success

Etesia Regional Dealer Events a Great Success: Over 50 general managers and sales managers from the Etesia and Pellenc UK dealer network attended the recent dealer conference events which were held at four venues across the country. The regional conferences provided the opportunity to discuss new trading terms, marketing and training as well as to show […]

Etesia Choose SALTEX As Platform To Launch Greener City Equipment

Etesia Choose SALTEX As Platform To Launch Greener City Equipment: Etesia will be launching their range of Greener City Equipment on stand C050 at IOG SALTEX 2017, which includes a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers. Environmental protection and a commitment to sustainable development in general have always been among Etesia’s key concerns, […]

MJ Abbott Return To SALTEX After A Year Of Hybrid Pitch Constructions

MJ Abbott Return to SALTEX after a year of Hybrid Pitch constructions: The past 12-months has seen MJ Abbott complete a number of hybrid pitch re-constructions in the UK and Europe across football and rugby. 2015 saw the introduction of SIS Grass to the turf market and the popularity of the new hybrid surface has continued […]

Kubota UK Top of the Class

Kubota UK Top of the Class: The top educators in the agricultural machinery sector chose Kubota UK to host their annual conference, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest machinery and technology offered by the manufacturer.  The Association of Lecturers In Agriculture Machinery (ALAM), whose members boast academic staff from top colleges across the […]

Campey Turf Care Systems Returns To Saltex 2017

Campey Turf Care Systems returns to Saltex 2017 with additions to their all-star line-up of machines. Stand Number: D117 Campey Turf Care Systems will be bringing an all-star line-up of machines to the exhibition halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre for Saltex 2017, including the introduction of new Koro® FIELD TOPMAKER® model. The new 1.6 metre […]

Price Turfcare Will Display Ventrac And Ryan Products At Saltex

First time for Price Turfcare at Saltex with Ventrac and Ryan products on display: Price Turfcare, the newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former sales director, Rupert Price, will be exhibiting at SALTEX for the first time on stand B124. Following the launch of the business with the Ventrac franchise back in January, it has […]

Kubota UK Gearing Up For SALTEX With Exciting New Machines

Kubota UK Gearing Up For SALTEX With Exciting New Machines: Turf professionals looking for the most innovative and high quality groundcare equipment are being encouraged to go and see Kubota UK’s newest groundcare solutions at this year’s SALTEX. The market leading machinery manufacturer is launching a number of new products on Stand C070, as well as […]

Integrated Vegetation Management Showcased At SALTEX

Integrated vegetation management showcased at SALTEX: As the final herbicide treatments of the 2017 season are applied, it is time to start considering next year’s integrated vegetation management programmes, and SALTEX is an excellent opportunity to speak to the experts at Bayer for advice and guidance on this.   The BASIS-qualified Bayer Turf and Amenity Solutions […]


EGO Goes Pro At SALTEX: After just three years, during which time it has helped pioneer the battery revolution in garden equipment, EGO Power+ is taking its industry leading 56volt cordless system, designed like no other, further in to the professional market with its new x-series range. EGO Power+, has securely established itself as the […]

SALTEX Provides Perfect Platform For STIHL

Stand: HO70 STIHL’s Lithium-Ion PRO Cordless product range will be showcased at Saltex, the UK’s largest event for the grounds care sector, offering contractors the durability and longevity needed to handle the toughest jobs. Taking centre stage will be STIHL’s new FSA 130s, powerful and lightweight brushcutters specifically designed for working on large areas of […]

Record-Breaking Number Of Entries To IOG Awards

Record-Breaking Number Of Entries To This Year’s IOG Awards: The finalists have been announced from a record-breaking entry to this year’s prestigious Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards 2017. Now in its ninth year, the awards – which enjoy headline sponsorship by Rigby Taylor and Top Green – acknowledge the passion, dedication and challenges faced […]

Visit Makita UK At SALTEX 2017

Visit Makita UK At SALTEX 2017: Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI Registered Affiliate and Contractor members.  Also confirmed for 2017 are Boningale Nurseries, M&M […]

STRI Group Announce Research Day Dates

STRI Group announce Research Day dates: STRI Group has announced the dates for its free annual Research Day event, hosted at its world-class facilities in West Yorkshire. Greenkeepers, grounds staff, course managers, stadium managers and other sportsturf professionals are all invited to attend the open days on the 20th and 21st of September. On the days STRI consultants […]

Countax And A Race To The Rescue

Countax And A Race To The Rescue: Every year, universities from around the world compete to build a single seat race car for autocross or sprint racing. Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, backed by industry and high-profile engineers such as Ross Brawn OBE.  The competition aims to develop innovative young engineers and […]

SALTEX 2017 Visitor Registration Now Open

SALTEX 2017 ‘Your Industry, Your Show’ Visitor Registration Now Open The countdown to Europe’s largest annual turf management event has officially begun, marked by the opening of online visitor registration. SALTEX 2017 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1-2 November, and has already attracted over 250 exhibitors – a number that’s set to grow further in […]

Question Time At SALTEX

The Amenity Forum will once again be hosting its ever popular Question Time at SALTEX 2017. The event is modelled upon the BBC programme where a panel of people drawn from the sector respond to audience questions on a range of topical issues concerning amenity management. Professor John Moverley OBE, Independent Chairman of the Forum, […]

Groundsmen Bowled Over By ICL Independent School Seminar

Groundsmen bowled over by latest ICL Independent School Seminar: Fifty groundsmen from independent schools throughout southern England and the Midlands were presented with a wealth of useful advice and information at the latest ICL seminar, which was held at Edgbaston Stadium – home to Warwickshire CCC and the Birmingham Bears. Aimed specifically at turf professionals working […]

Jacobsen and AGCSA Deliver Successful Future Turf Managers’ Initiative

The AGCSA, in conjunction with Jacobsen, held another Future Turf Managers’ Initiative, after the success of the inaugural event in Australia last year. With help from the NZGCSA, delegates from New Zealand were also selected to take part in this joint venture. The FTMI took place at the 33rd Australian Turfgrass Conference and Trade Exhibition […]

Campey Turf Care Systems Conquer Europe

Campey Turf Care Systems conquer Europe with 2017 Renovation Tour: The Campey Turf Care Renovation Tour ended in Rotterdam, Holland, with the highly successful 7 week event educating turf professionals on renovation best practise. There was an average of 60 groundsmen and greenkeepers across each event, giving Campey a strong platform to educate using cutting edge […]

Celebrating Public Parks

Celebrating Public Parks And Revaluing Their Contribution To Community Health And Wellbeing National Have a Field Day 8th July  to demonstrate public support for parks  Visit your local park this weekend – you’ll feel happier and healthier as a result  Have a Field Day on Saturday 8th July is a celebration of the UK’s parks […]

TYM Tractors Debut At The Game Fair 2017

TYM Tractors Debut At The Game Fair 2017 – Reesink Turfcare is bringing TYM tractors to the 59th Game Fair in Hertfordshire on 28 to 30 July 2017 for the first time. The event, which is billed as the nation’s largest celebration of the Great British countryside, draws a large crowd of people from the woodland […]

Replay Travel To Iceland To Deliver Talk On Synthetic Surfaces

Replay travel to Iceland to deliver talk on synthetic surface maintenance – A team from Replay Maintenance were recently invited to deliver a seminar, entitled ‘The Maintenance of Artificial Turf’, to a select congregation at the Kórinn Stadium in Iceland.  As the take up of Football increases in Iceland, so does the market for synthetic […]

Dennis And SISIS Announce Cricket Renovation Event

Dennis and SISIS announce Cricket renovation event – Dennis and SISIS have announced that they will be hosting a cricket renovation event at St Albans School, Woollam Trust Playing Fields on Tuesday 18 July 2017. This event follows on from the hugely successful ‘For the Groundsmen by The Groundsmen’ series of seminars that started in 2011 and have […]

Royal Birkdale Gets Ready For The Open

Royal Birkdale gets ready for The Open. Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport hosts the 146th Open Championship this July, which will be the 10th time it has been held at this stunning links course north of Liverpool. Since the first Open here in 1954, the course has been, alongside Royal Lytham, the most regular venue […]

Reesink And Aquatic Test The Waters With Free Irrigation Training Day

Reesink And Aquatic Test The Waters With Free Irrigation Training Day – Positive feedback means this event could be the first in a series. Experts in turf maintenance equipment Reesink Turfcare and turf irrigation specialists Aquaturf Solutions held a free Turfcare Professionals Irrigation Training Day in Dublin this spring to teach course managers how to identify […]

Campey 3 Day Pitch Renovation At Greenock Morton FC

Campey Turf Care Systems three day Mini Pitch Renovation at Greenock Morton Football Club open to all. Campey Turf Care Systems are carrying out a three-day mini pitch renovation at Scottish Championship side, Greenock Morton Football Club, from Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 1st June. Campey would like to extend an open invitation to all groundsmen […]

Nominations Open For 2017 IOG Industry Awards

Nominations Open For 2017 IOG Industry Awards. Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship Industry Awards, with 22 categories of entry recognising the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff in both grassroots and professional sports, and including a series of new and ‘refreshed’ categories in response to industry feedback. […]

ClearWater is Number One at BTME 2017!

Highspeed Group is focusing on their Number One product ClearWater and sees BTME 2017 as the ideal platform to build on the last twelve months success. Highspeed Group’s joint M.D. David Mears commented: “BTME is always an excellent show for us and 2016 exceeded expectations with us taking a record number of ClearWater enquiries. For […]


Huxley Golf was commissioned by Merchiston Castle School near Edinburgh to strengthen its on-campus golf facilities with a comprehensive all-weather practice zone. The leading independent boys’ school is known for its high level sporting programme and has its own Golf Academy at the nearby Kings Acre Golf Course. Led by PGA Professional Alan Murdoch, Merchiston […]

Britain Guaranteed Representation at World Cup Final 2018

Britain will be guaranteed representation at the World Cup Final in 2018 no matter what the result between England and Scotland on Friday night. Luzhniki Stadium’s pitch in Moscow has been laid by British company SIS Pitches using the revolutionary SISGrass and was completed for handover earlier this month. The brand new SISGrass hybrid surface […]