Softscaping

ICL Scholars

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and ICL have revealed the recipients of the third ICL Continue to Learn scholarship, which offers five BIGGA members the opportunity to attend the Continue to Learn education programme with more than 250 hours of education. The scholarship, worth approximately £500, comprises three night’s hotel accommodation and …

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Industry-shaped exhibition

When the 73rd annual SALTEX exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on 31 October and 1 November, visitors can look forward to a comprehensive product display spread over three large halls, gain expert information through the free-to-attend extensive education programme of CPD-accredited seminars and benefit from knowledge-gaining opportunities through other unique show features. …

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New Attila brushcutter models at SALTEX

Etesia UK will launch two new Attila pedestrian brushcutter models on stand C050 at SALTEX 2018. With built-in rugged reliability as standard, the new Etesia AK60 and AH75 pedestrian brushcutters have been designed to work in the toughest of conditions. These powerful workhorses effectively deal with clearing vegetation from a wide variety of sites – …

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RHS funding

The RHS has made more than £100,000 available to gardening professionals and keen amateurs who want to combine worldwide travel and horticultural learning this year. The funding, which comprises a series of bursaries and will see around 100 applicants receive amounts ranging between £200 to £3,000, is intended to grow the UK’s horticultural skills and …

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Keeping staff and golfers safe

The Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) has launched a free-to-use web-based platform created by the Xact Group that aims to ensure golf club employers un­derstand their roles and responsibilities towards health and safety with regard to golf course maintenance. In 2017, the GTC’s Board of Directors commissioned a review of the highly-acclaimed Health and Safety Guidance …

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Organic Consumers Association statement

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) issued this statement in response to the verdict in the case of Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto Co., awarding $290 million in damages to plaintiff Dwayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who, after being required to spray Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, is terminally ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “This verdict proves that when ordinary citizens, in …

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Alumni membership

The sky is the limit for drone enthusiasts and professionals as the UK’s leading drone training experts launches its membership package. Rusta’s ‘Alumni’ membership offers exclusive benefits and discounts across a range of drone training services. Sion Roberts, managing director of Rusta, said: “We’re very excited to launch our Alumni membership package. Anyone who takes …

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New chipper website

The team behind the distribution of Jensen woodchippers in the UK has launched a website showcasing the range of chippers available to industry professionals across the country. With a simple-to-navigate structure, the website enables users to view details on all the Jensen machines available to the UK market in towable, tracked or PTO configurations, ranging …

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