Karting around

Back row (left to right) Steve Eaves – (Greenkeeping), Tony Evans (Pan), John Richards (Pitchcare), Ray Ibrahim The Landscaper (Winner)

Neil Hancock (LAPU), Jim Ward (Turf Pro),Neville Johnson (Turf Business).Front row (left to right) – Anne Wilson (STRI), Simon Taylor (BSH), Siobhan Harper (IOG), Alistair Symondson (Cricket World), William Gilbert (BSH).

British Seed Houses welcomed members of the press to its Lincoln headquarters recently for a day to demonstrated how the company is at the cutting edge of seed breeding and is always at the front of the grid when it comes to research.
Journalists were treated to a tour of the company’s high tech production facility, which includes state-of-the-art laboratories, modern warehousing, seed cleaning and mixing plants.

Simon Taylor looked at how changing climatic conditions are affecting the growing environment for turf, which is influencing the BSH portfolio and underlines the need for UK trials for seeds to be sold into the British market. Simon also looked at species consumption in the UK and the effect this has on grass breeding.

Velvet Bents are generating considerable interest on the golf course, and Richard Brown gave a presentation on the use of the cultivar and how it can help greenkeepers cut costs and reduce environmental impacts.

The day concluded with a Go Karting Grand Prix – six teams of two roared round the track with the determination to put the wind up Lewis Hamilton himself, while enjoying a fun conclusion to a fascinating and highly beneficial day.


LINCOLN T: 01522 868 714 E: seeds@bshlincoln.co

BRISTOL T: 01179 823 691 : seeds@bshavon.co.uk

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