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Healthy pitch at Selhurst Park

Bruce Elliot, Head of Grounds and Estates at Crystal Palace FC, has reported excellent results after using ICL’s Greenmaster Pro-Lite micro granular fertilizers as part of a balanced nutritional programme at Selhurst Park. “Throughout my career I have always used the Greenmaster Pro-Lite range because I know exactly what I will get from it,” says […]

GreenMech QuadChip 160 Helps Raise £6K

A Christmas tree ‘chipping’ scheme raised over £6K for a worthy cause, helped by a GreenMech QuadChip 160. Dorothy House, a charity providing care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses, recently teamed up with horticultural students from Wiltshire College in a Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. In return for a donation, 131 trees were picked […]

Colney Chat | Scott Tingley

The hornets’ head groundsman explains what it has taken to get Watford’s Vicarage Road pitch to its exemplary 16/17 standard. Watford raided the Emirates last month to pocket three season-turning points against Arsenal. Just over a year ago, they made a less heralded but equally important swoop on the North London club to pinch a […]

Record breaking Cricket Groundsman’s Seminar

The recent Dennis and SISIS Cricket Groundsman’s Seminar recorded its highest ever attendance with an impressive 260 delegates making their way to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club all looking to refresh and enhance their education on a variety of topics. The seminar, which was supported by Gloucester Cricket Board, Boughton Loam,, Limagrain UK, Lister Wilder, […]

Course Redesign Sees Complete Toro Irrigation System

Oakmere Golf Club’s course redesign and expansion presented the perfect opportunity for the up-and-coming club to replace its 40-year-old irrigation system with Toro and bring the entire site above par. Those operating the new system can now exact more control and as a result are already seeing water and cost savings, as well as improved […]

Let groundsmen do their jobs

The pitch for a cricket match is best left to the men hired to tend to them. A reminder of it came from the India-Australia first Test, where the hosts’ insistence upon assistance for spin spectacularly backfired. This is not to say sides should not have home advantage. Every host prefers conditions aiding its resources. […]

Amenity Forum opens Agrigem’s new office

On Friday 10th February, Agrigem opened its doors for the official opening of ‘Gem House’. Guests attended a champagne reception before the unveiling and a grand tour of Agrigem’s new 6000sqft office and warehouse headquarters. The building was opened by the chairman of the Amenity Forum, Professor John Moverley OBE. John was chosen for this […]

Liverpool FC plans new training centre

Liverpool FC is planning a major redevelopment of the Reds’ Academy site in Kirkby. Liverpool FC’s vision is to bring its first team and Academy football training operations and facilities together on one site. The £50 million proposal includes the construction of a new combined training centre, the redevelopment of the existing facilities at the […]

BunkerMaster saves the day

The bunker is all dressed and the preparation completed just before the competition and then down comes the rain. At this time of year it can be anything from heavy showers to a hard, rain-driving storm and where does that leave you at the end of the day? With a bunker that needs a lot […]

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup has begun!

With under 1,000 days to go until Japan host the 2019 Rugby World Cup Finals for the first time, Harrod UK made a special trip over to the land of the rising sun to visit 2 of 12 venues that have been confirmed to stage the tournament matches. Harrod UK’s Sales Development Manager, John Robinson […]