Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR
CRICKET RENOVATIONS
Plan and prepare early
by TurfPro Editor, Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR

My key message is to undertake an effective renovation programme at the end of the playing season to repair ends, restore levels and introduce some new grass seed into the square.

 

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NEWS
MICK HUNT AWARDED LIFE MEMBERSHIP OF MCC
Presentation during Test at Lord's on Saturday
by Chris Biddle, Turf Pro Consultant Ediitor

In front of a standing ovation by the members and a capacity crowd, Mick Hunt was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the MCC on Saturday (11 August) just before the start of play of the Second Test Match.

 

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Mick Hunt
AMENITY FORUM ISSUES STATEMENT ON USE OF GLYPHOSATE
Following recent judgement in USA

Following on from jurors in San Francisco awarding a former school groundsman $289m, ruling that Monsanto's Roundup gave him terminal cancer, the Amenity Forum have issued a statement on Glyphosate useage.

 

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Glyphsate
LONDON TO GET TWO NEW GOLF COURSES
Plus improvements to a prominent existing course

A partnership has been announced between USA golf architects the Dye family and UK golf course developers the Menai-Davis family of north London.

 

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L-R: Matt McGarey, Cynthia Dye, Tony Menai-Davis, Perry Dye, Ceri Menai-Davis and Nigel Ely during a course inspection at West London Links in summer 2018. Photo by Robert Parfitt.
BIGGA OFFER SOME DETAILS ON BTME '19 CHANGES
New layout and features

With a little over five months to go until BTME which takes place in January 2019, BIGGA has released details of innovations to the exhibition, including Golf Course Construction Live.

 

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BTME
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FOR FUNGICIDE CALENDAR
Syngenta launch new service

Syngenta has launched a digital download of its Proactive Fungicide Calendar to enable a bespoke fungicide programme for courses to be planned.

 

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Daniel LIghtfoot, Syngenta Turf business manager
STIHL LAUNCH NEW GENERATION OF BATTERIES
Higher capacity and new look

Designed as a direct replacement of the current versions, company says the new AP 100 and AP 200 allow for up to 25% more run time when used in conjunction with their PRO Cordless tools.

 

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STIHL’s new generation of AP batteries
PITCHWORKS EXPANDS WITH NEW APPOINTMENT
Area manager role

Pitchworks has announced the appointment of Lee Williams as its new area manager covering North Wales, Shropshire, Merseyside, Cheshire and surrounding areas.

 

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L-R: Lee Williams with Garry Worrall
ANDY MOWS DOWN WORLD RECORD
Fastest time from John O’Groats to Land’s End

Prison officer Andy Maxfield’s amazing journey on an unmodified lawn tractor has been officially recognised as a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement.

 

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Andy Maxfield with his GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS certificate for the fastest journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End on a lawn mower, achieved on 30 July 2017
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