The Groundsman

August 2016

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CONTENTS 3 the Groundsman August 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 case study 44 more games on in Tunbridge Wells IOG Membership Survey 'Serving you through the Seasons' IOG Best Practice Leeds Rugby's challenge to better themselves - all the time! Ahead of the Game Help to 'Get the Game On' - says ECB Features Contents Technical Update Opportunity knocks for amenity sector Product Showcase Artifi cial surfaces Product Showcase Sweepers, Blowers & Vacs News Other sections In Action Maintenance Calendar Weather Update IOG News IOG AGM Minutes & Board Report Industry News SALTEX News 6 7 10 18 21 22 24 28 31 33 38 43 46 47 FOLLOW US Facebook: search for Institute of Groundsmanship LinkedIn Twitter: @the_iog Recruitment Classifi eds 48 49 31 COVER FOCUS Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship August 2016 £4.00 head on COVER FOCUS Leeds Rhinos meet turf challenges - IOG member engagement strategy update Could Brexit provide pests & diseases solution opportunity? 18 SALTEX's expansive learning opportunities 22 Helping members gain knowledge and experience The UK promotes best practice in weeds, pests and diseases A mindset that turns challenge into opportunity sees Leeds Rugby's head groundsman, Ryan Golding, regularly go outside the usual comfort zone to improve playing surfaces See article on pages 24

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