The Groundsman

April 2012

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April 2012 £4.00 WEM-BER-GLEE! Feature STRI sets the standard Feature FA Group Stadium Operations Director, Greg Gillin, and Head Groundsman Tony Stones, explain how Wembley National Stadium has blended turf technology with groundsmanship Pg 24-29 Feature The battle for the rhizosphere We take an in-depth look at the complex growth promoting interactions between grass and rhizobacteria - discussing the beneficial effect of the bacteria Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens Pg 31-32 Feature Les Gibbs: the groundsman's groundsman We talked to Les Gibbs and soon realised why the affable Welshman is the worthy winner of the 2011 IOG Groundsman's Groundsman of the Year Award Pg 36-39 STRI Development Manager Lee Penrose outlines how the world- leading sports surface consultancy is helping to ensure the required Olympic standards are achieved Pg 44-46 Irrigation Management Technical Update Latest Updates Pg 34-35 Pedestrian Mowers Product Showcase Latest Products Technical Update Artificial surfaces maintenance Latest Updates Pg 47-50 Also inside: Industry News Pg 4-10, IOG Board Report Pg 14-16, IOG AGM Minutes Pg 18, IOG Abbreviated Accounts Pg 19-22 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship Pg 40-43

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