SPORTS GROUNDSCARE & TURF

Charterhouse Turf Machinery officially re-brands to Redexim

Effective from the 1st July 2021, Charterhouse Turf Machinery will officially re-brand to become Redexim. While the product portfolio, premises and personnel will be unaffected, the change of name brings the UK into line with the Redexim corporate strategy adopted throughout Europe and the rest of the world. The relationship between Charterhouse and Redexim has …

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GMA secures investment to boost grassroots sport

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) has announced a £3.9M investment from the Premier League, The FA, and Government’s Football Foundation with Sport England to deliver the association’s third phase of the pitch improvement programme for grassroots sports. Formerly known as the Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme (GaNTIP), the newly named Pitch Advisory Service (PAS) …

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Glyphosate Hub launched by Bayer

Glyphosate Hub to inform the amenity sector about this active ingredient To support the use of glyphosate in the amenity sector, Bayer has launched a new amenity specific Glyphosate Hub to empower contractors by providing them with relevant information about this vital active ingredient. Freddie Bendall-Brown, digital marketing specialist at Bayer Environmental Science, explains that …

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Natural or artificial turf?

Whether you’re laying natural or artificial turf, guide clients on how best to maintain their investment. Each option has pitfalls for the unwary, Greg Rhodes discovers for The Landscaper Magazine  Passing a petrol forecourt recently, I spotted a strip of synthetic turf running along the frontage with the pavement – flattened, dirty and looking distinctly …

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FIFA’s Greenest Football Club chooses Johnsons Sports Seed

It isn’t just Grounds Manager, Nigel Harvey, who has moved from the Stanley Park Training Ground to the main stadium pitch of Forest Green Rovers FC – his Johnsons Sports Seed programme has made the switch. Having used Johnsons mixtures for almost 15 years, the club’s renowned eco and environmentally friendly approach means the combination …

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BIGGA supports biodiversity on UK’s golf courses

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has established a formal relationship with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and The R&As existing partnership, to explore collaborative opportunities to increase awareness and support for biodiversity conservation on golf courses. A new relationship that will help facilitate mainstream wildlife conservation on golf …

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Sports pitches prepped post lockdown

The Grounds Management Association (GMA), the leading not-for-profit membership body for grounds professionals and volunteers, shares a list of top tips for community grounds staff on getting local sports pitches prepped and ready for grassroots sport to fully resume after Covid-19 lockdown. Lockdown, and the ensuing challenges created by it, have left many community pitches …

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