...The wrong type of grass invaded the courts in the Nineties — Poa annua is a coarse grass that causes lumps, bumps and brown patches. Nowadays it is largely removed by a special machine, the Koro Field Top Maker, that also shaves and planes the grass. It’s a little pricey for your average suburban [...]
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The Imants RotoKnife from Campey Turf Care Systems is proving an effective weapon in the fight against Chafer Grubs. 2014 proved an excellent year for the Chafer grub and consequently a particularly bad year for the turf professional responsible for managing the grass. Peter Wisbey is an independent greenkeeping Consultant with over 48 years of [...]
The ninth date of the UK & Ireland Pitch Renovation Tour took place at the home of the Lancashire Football Association in Leyland on Thursday 12th May, with a wide variety of grassroots and professional groundsmen coming to the event Over 80 groundsmen from rugby and football, club officials, contractors and council representatives came to [...]
It has been a pleasure to travel up and down the country over the past few weeks, meeting a whole range of turf professionals and volunteers alike. From Fawley and Wokingham on the 19th and 21st of April, to Knutsford, Long Eaton, and Leyland on the 4th, 10th and 12th of May respectively. The opportunity [...]
The UK & Ireland Grassroots Pitch Renovation Tour - a series of full pitch renovations aimed at improving the quality of Grassroots natural turf sports pitches across the UK and Ireland is underway. Four venues Cambourne Sports Club, Cambridge, Maidstone South Park courtesy of Maidstone Borough Council, Fawley Parish Council, Hampshire and Cantely Park of [...]
After 20-years of using the same tractor, originally purchased from Campey Turf Care Systems, a £10,000 grant from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund has provided the means for Daten Football Club to upgrade their maintenance equipment for use at Culcheth Sports Club, Warrington, where the amateur team play their home games. In [...]
Bigga Seminar 2016 – Aeration, Seeding and Decompaction Presented by Ian ‘Poggy’ Pogson, Product Specialist, Campey Turf Care Systems The more things change the more things stay the same. Are we doing the same things as we always did? Of course nothing is new; we just have variations on a theme, more efficient maybe, but [...]
The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of using the Sandcat machine on putting surfaces. Effects on turf quality and health, surface compaction, water retention and ball roll characteristics were measured. Additionally, the rate of turf recovery from the Sandcat operation was assessed, in conjunction with the use of Vision Pro turf [...]
Fraze mowing is becoming more popular in the U.S., and superintendents are noticing immediate results. Ask any U.S.-based superintendent about their knowledge of, or experience with, fraze mowing and they likely will respond with a common description — unusual, shocking, perhaps even mysterious. In fact, the concept is so new that some superintendents either haven’t [...]
Presented by Everris (part of the ICL Group), Syngenta, Campey Turf Care and Toro, Turf Science Live will give a practical hands-on opportunity to interact with leading specialists in many aspects of turf management, and find out how the techniques can be used to benefi t your turf playing surfaces. Numbers for Turf Science Live are strictly limited, [...]