It’s getting hot out there

Yesterday …Skorchio …. Today ….. Skorchio ….. Tomorrow …… Skorchio For those of you too young to remember the Fast Show reference, you can catch up here. The serious question is can turf get too much light? We certainly don’t want shade conditions, where there is not enough light. But yes, turf can also receive…

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Qualibra fairway trial

As I tour around introducing myself to a few people I get the chance to see some pretty amazing stuff. In my previous role I’d often wondered how effective a wetting agent program could be. Well a trip to Hayling Golf Club to see Greig Easton showed me just how effective it could is. He’s…

Turf Science Lite

The first two Turf Science Lite events have been a great experience. I really enjoyed some great insights into the research being undertaken by ICL’s Henry Bechelet and Dr Andy Owen as well as my first public appearance in a syngenta shirt. The facilities at the JCB venue were fantastic and my first presentation on…

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Clegg Hammer

Whilst having a dig around in the office cupboards (like you do when you start a new job) I stumbled across a Clegg hammer.If you’re not familiar with a Clegg hammer they’re an instrument used to measure the firmness of a surface and the thing of dreams to a course manager who is regularly defending…

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Last chance for Rescue clean up

The end of June 2018 is the last opportunity to purchase Rescue. This unique Herbicide has had unparalleled impact on golf courses across the UK – exemplified by the work of Paul Larson at Royal St George in Kent (pictured above). I’ve used this product a number of times in my career to deal with…

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Keep surfaces firm in rainstorm threat

Violent thunderstorms and torrential downpours have been causing huge disruption across large parts of the UK. Speaking to course manager friends, one can be sitting under a dark cloud whilst the rain teems down, then five miles up the road another is baking in the heat and not a drop of rain. It’s just so…

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Glenn Kirby – This is me….

This is a great chance to introduce myself and go through a little bit of my background:I’m a self proclaimed turf geek with a long history in turf management. As a child I started out looking after our Village Cricket teams square with my Dad and my hobby soon evolved into a small business as…

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