The Groundsman

July 2016

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CONTENTS 3 the Groundsman July 2016 Editorial address: 28 Stratford Offi ce Village Walker Avenue Wolverton Mill East Milton Keynes, MK12 5TW Tel: 01908 312511 MANAGING EDITOR Karen Maxwell Tel: 01908 552987 FEATURES EDITOR Colin Hoskins Tel: 01634 832 221 PRODUCT EDITOR Paul Groves Tel: 01952 234 000 IOG MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES Tel: 01908 312511 MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS Sue Fernandes Tel: 01908 312511 SUBSCRIPTIONS £72.00 UK £82.00 Europe £112 Rest of World DESIGN TSP Media Kat Jones ADVERTISEMENT SALES TSP Media Kellie Wake Tel: 01952 234 000 The Groundsman is published monthly by the Institute of Groundsmanship. All material is copyright of the Institute of Groundsmanship and may not be reproduced without permission. The publishers do not accept responsibility for any advertisement appearing in the Journal and cannot be held liable for editorial omissions or errors. The views expressed in the Journal are not necessarily those of the Institute of Groundsmanship. Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme Ahead of the Game Unlocking fi rst-class pitches at Essex CCC Grow with the IOG Online training helps postman Geoff deliver pristine pitches IOG Best Practice Real achievements with artifi cials at Manchester City FC Award Sponsor Growing demand for 3G maintenance Features Contents Award Sponsor Machinery deal at WRU Ahead of the Game Footgolf helps courses maximise assets Technical Update Gunning for quality surfaces at Arsenal FC Product Showcase Fertilisers Product Showcase Compact Tractors News Other sections In Action Maintenance Calendar Weather Update IOG News IOG Election nominations Industry News SALTEX News 6 7 9 14 16 17 18 20 26 27 28 31 34 40 44 46 47 FOLLOW US Facebook: search for Institute of Groundsmanship LinkedIn Twitter: @the_iog Recruitment Classifi eds 48 49 14 COVER FOCUS the Groundsman JULY 2016 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship July 2016 £4.00 at Arsenal Football Club COVER FOCUS Gunning for quality surfaces OUTDOOR DEMOS at SALTEX 2016 IOG online learning meets volunteer's aspirations 20 Artifi cial pitch maintenance expertise at Manchester City 18 Postman Geoff retrains in groundscare Outside demos return to SALTEX Gunning for quality surfaces Arsenal FC's Paul Ashcroft provides an insight into the club's careful selection of 3G and 4G playing surfaces See article on page 31

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