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  • Mansfield Sand makes the difference

    Since using products from Mansfield Sand, Stuart Vause, Head Groundsman at Castleford Tigers, claims that the pitch has resulted in a more free-draining, firmer surface. It is safe to say that Stuart is living the dream. As a lifelong fan of Castleford Tigers, Stuart admits that he sometimes has to pinch himself to believe that…

  • MM seed first-class at Oxford University

    Jon Buddington, Grounds Manager at the world-famous Oxford University, has reported excellent results from using a range of Limagrain’s MM grass seed. Oxford University – the world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Gifted men and women have studied or taught at the University throughout its great…

  • Dennis PRO 34R a time saver at the Forsyth Barr Stadium

    Michael Watson, Turf Manager at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand, claims that his two recently purchased Dennis PRO 34R rotary mowers are saving the grounds team an incredible four hours of maintenance work compared to the previous mowers they were using. The Forsyth Barr Stadium is New Zealand’s largest and most versatile…

  • ICL to host Anthracnose Webinar

    ICL will be holding a live online webinar on 11th August entitled – Anthracnose in Turf – Best Management Advice. With Anthracnose appearing to be on the increase in recent years, ICL Technical Managers Henry Bechelet & Dr Andy Owen will be on hand to provide an insight into the disease and the research that…

  • ICL launches new multi-surface cleaner

    ICL has announced the launch of CleanShield, an alcohol-free, multi-surface cleaner which has been independently proven to be effective against 99.9% of bacteria, spores, viruses and fungi. It is widely documented that the most common way that microorganisms, particularly bacteria, are spread and cause infection is on hard surfaces and carried on people’s hands. Preventing…

  • The SISIS Osca – perfect for synthetic surface maintenance

    Synthetic sports surfaces require a good maintenance programme in place from the very beginning. Failure to maintain the surface could lead to issues such as compaction, loss of porosity, inconsistent playing characteristics, damaged fibres and contamination of the infill. One machine that is being used by many groundstaff is the SISIS Osca tractor mounted powered…

  • New Kasco J Series fountains

    KAR UK has revealed that the new and improved J Series fountains by Kasco are now available.  Kasco J Series fountains are the perfect focal point in any pond or lake. From the 30 ft. high attention-demanding Redwood patterns, to the more elegant 2-tiered Linden patterns, each nozzle offers its own visual appeal. Designed with…

  • SALTEX 2021 integral to the industry’s recovery

    SALTEX and Events Director, Luke Perry, believes that SALTEX 2021 will provide a huge opportunity for the grounds management industry to regroup, reunite and celebrate.  Luke Perry was appointed by the Grounds Management Association as SALTEX and Events Director just six weeks before the 2019 event. “I was blown away by the exhibition,” he said….

  • PRO 34R improves the Tigers

    Stuart Vause, head groundsman at Castleford Tigers RLFC, claims that his Dennis PRO 34R rotary mower has helped him make huge improvements to both the main pitch and also the training pitch. In the five years that Stuart has been the head groundsman at his beloved Castleford Tigers, the pitch at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle Stadium…

  • Soil-plant interactions and fertilizer impact for turfgrass research

    ICL has been collaborating with Bangor University on a unique research project which is exploring soil-plant interactions and fertilizer impact for turfgrass. The results may well revolutionize the use of fertilizers and encourage sustainable innovation. The research is being conducted by Anna Ray, who is working on her Masters by Research (MRes) and Dr Professor…

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