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T H WHITE completes acquisition

T H WHITE completes acquisition: T H WHITE Group has now completed the acquisition of Murley Agricultural Supplies Ltd, including its Agriculture, Construction, Garden Machinery & Smallholders & Estates operations at Warwick and Stourport. Murley’s Vehicle business is not part of this acquisition.

Combining Murley’s impressive track record in its trading sectors with the resources of T H WHITE – which has been in business since 1832 – will facilitate ever-increasing levels of customer service and support. For staff and customers it’s really business as usual, with just a name change above the door.

T H WHITE completes acquisition

T H WHITE completes acquisition

At the Warwick branch Murley’s Agricultural operations now trade as T H WHITE Agriculture and the Garden Machinery side of the business will continue under the T H WHITE Country Store & Garden Machinery brand. At the Stourport branch Murley’s Construction operations now trade as T H WHITE Construction and the agricultural business now trades as T H WHITE Agriculture, as at Warwick.

The deal means that T H WHITE’s trading territory for New Holland, Manitou and other leading agricultural brands has now been expanded to embrace Warwickshire and Worcestershire, while the Doosan construction machinery franchise at Stourport has been added to T H WHITE’s existing construction offering from Manitou, New Holland and Mecalac.

The new T H WHITE branches are located at: Nelson Lane Sandy Lane Industrial Estate Warwick Titton

Warwickshire                              Stourport-on-Severn
CV34 5JB                                     Worcestershire DY13 9QB
01926 494336                             01299 827002

Opening hours remain the same and all the familiar faces will be there to help customers make the best choices for their business from an extensive stock of equipment and genuine parts. Added to that, customers will now be able to benefit from the businesses being part of a larger group that has built its reputation on helping people get the best from their machinery, land and buildings, across generations.

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The FairWays Foundation completes inaugural grant cycle

The FairWays Foundation completes inaugural grant cycle: After Aquatrols founded The FairWays Foundation in January 2019, the global not-for-profit has completed its first grant cycle this summer, with successful grant announcements having now taken place.

The FairWays Foundation has awarded over $106,000 / £80,000 worth of funds to a varied cross-section of environmental projects in both the USA and UK. The funds are available as a result of Aquatrols committing to transferring a percentage of sales to The FairWays Foundation. In the USA, Aquatrols customers are also able to donate points earned through the Approach points redemption platform, if they so wish. This has been seen as another way for the green industry to support conservation and environmental efforts.

The FairWays Foundation completes inaugural grant cycle

The FairWays Foundation completes inaugural grant cycle

Successful grant projects range from stream and grassland restorations and environmental conservation education for children to Ayrshire coastline pollinator movement The Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network in conjunction with The Scottish Wildlife Trust. To view more information about all the projects that are being supporting this year, click here.

Matt Foster, CEO & President of Aquatrols and President of The FairWays Foundation said in a recent interview with Scott MacCallum of Turf Matters, “The most important message for us to share is this is not a contest.  Applicants do not have to “beat” one another to get funding.  They simply must qualify as a sound project supporting conservation, stewardship or education.  As a former greenkeeper, I can remember wanting to cultivate environmental projects that made sense for our land and operation.  But I did not always have access to necessary resources.  Now those resources are available through The Fairways Foundation to greenkeepers across the land.  Truly a grass roots approach to making a difference to their world.” You can view the full interview here.

The FairWays Foundation now looks ahead to the 2021 funding cycle which opens in April 2021. Find out how to apply.

About The FairWays Foundation

The FairWays Foundation is a stand-alone not-for-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding our environment, supporting conservation-based projects; big and small, as well as educational events for professionals, newcomers to the field and for future minds.

Environmental stewardship is not an initiative. It is a long-term investment into our future and the future of our industry. The FairWays Foundation directly funds local and global projects that advance the conservation of our natural resources. These projects will help to preserve the environment we live and work in whilst encouraging education and stewardship not only within our own industry but also within wider communities.

More information: www.thefairwaysfoundation.com

About Aquatrols

More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. In addition to its core business of wetting agents, Aquatrols has launched four active ingredients and is the exclusive distributor for Redox’s portfolio of turf products. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.

More information: www.aquatrols.com or call (800) 257-7797

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SpeedSeed 1100 completes fairway recovery

SpeedSeed 1100 completes fairway recovery: While the drought of the summer of 2018 may be a distant memory for some, other clubs are still feeling the effects of the damage caused.

One such club is Boat of Garten Golf Club in the Scottish Highlands, where Head Greenkeeper Michael Mann is still tending to some of the worst affected fairways. The overseeding of which is now much quicker and easier thanks to their new SpeedSeed 1100 from Charterhouse Turf Machinery.

SpeedSeed 1100 completes fairway recovery

SpeedSeed 1100 completes fairway recovery

The 18-hole, James Braid designed course is renowned for its challenging play and the cleverly shaped, undulating fairways. “The sharp undulations can pose quite a challenge when it comes to maintenance and finding machinery that can work with the challenging terrain” explains Michael, who has been at Boat of Garten for just under a year. “When we needed a new overseeder, we looked at three or four different makes and models, one of which was the new SpeedSeed from Charterhouse. Its compact size meant it could closely follow the uneven ground, so it worked out to be the best option for us.”

Offering a 1.1m working width, the SpeedSeed 1100 does not compromise when it comes to coverage and performance. Creating 990 holes per sq. metre, with an optional second spiked rear roller to double that, it can cover both large and small areas quickly, working at depths of up to 20mm. “After we took delivery of the SpeedSeed from MacGregor Industrial Supplies in July 2019, we were out with it pretty much straight away, overseeding the greens and some of the worst affected fairways. It’s such a great size, suitable for use site-wide.”

“The set-up and controls of the machine are all nice and user-friendly, and it’s accurate seed calibration system is easy to adjust and operate. It’s a very clean machine, that leaves minimal surface disruption and hardly anything to tidy up in its wake.”

By the back end of 2019, thankfully recovery work reached a conclusion, but Michael now looks forward to utilising the SpeedSeed to its full advantage as we enter the new growing season. “While we don’t have a set overseeding programme, now that we have the seeder at our disposal we can look to capitalise on any growth windows and start to work on other projects around the course – weather permitting of course!”

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Agrovista completes Maxwell Amenity acquisition

Agrovista completes Maxwell Amenity acquisition: AGROVISTA has today announced the completion of its acquisition of leading sports turf, landscaping and horticulture business, Maxwell Amenity.

First announced in October, the acquisition brings together two of the most experienced and progressive teams in the sector, further strengthening Agrovista’s position as a key player in professional turf management.

Agrovista completes Maxwell Amenity acquisition

A combined senior management team is now working on plans to ensure a smooth integration of the two businesses – Agrovista, which currently services the sector through established brand Sherriff Amenity, and Maxwell Amenity.

Existing customers are encouraged to continue working with their current account manager and service provider as usual, until further information is provided.

For more information, visit www.agrovista.co.uk

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