The Groundsman

November 2016

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CONTENTS 3 the Groundsman November 2016 Editorial address: 28 Stratford Offi ce Village Walker Avenue Wolverton Mill East Milton Keynes, MK12 5TW Tel: 01908 312511 www.iog.org MANAGING EDITOR Karen Maxwell kmaxwell@iog.org Tel: 01908 552987 FEATURES EDITOR Colin Hoskins editor@iog.org Tel: 01634 832 221 PRODUCT EDITOR Paul Groves paul.groves@tspmedia.co.uk Tel: 01952 234 000 IOG MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES Tel: 01908 312511 membership@iog.org MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS Sue Fernandes Tel: 01908 312511 accounts@iog.org SUBSCRIPTIONS £72.00 UK £82.00 Europe £112 Rest of World DESIGN TSP Media Kat Jones kat@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT SALES TSP Media Kellie Wake kellie@tspmedia.co.uk 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 Thousands of sports pitches are being improved! Grow with the IOG Raising the 3G game in Wales Obituary A tribute to Bob Corbin, aged 101 IOG Board Join in, sign up and volunteer Technical Update The importance of weed, pest & disease control Features Contents Industry Awards fi nalists Why they made the shortlist Product Showcase Estate Management Product Showcase Drainage Management Product Update On show at SALTEX News Other sections Maintenance Calendar Weather Update IOG News and Branch News Industry News 6 8 14 18 21 25 28 32 36 39 42 46 47 FOLLOW US Facebook: search for Institute of Groundsmanship LinkedIn Twitter: @the_iog Recruitment Classifi eds 48 49-51 25 COVER FOCUS the Groundsman NOVEMBER 2016 www.iog.org Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship November 2016 £4.00 www.iog.org GaNTIP improves thousands of community sports pitches COVER FOCUS CELEBRATING SUCCESS IOG VOLUNTEERS Changes to Branch and Regional structure STANDING TOGETHER United response for pests, weeds and diseases 18 3G surfaces course in Wales 21 IOG Life member Bob Corbin tribute IOG volunteers put something back! Thousands of pitches are being improved for community sport! Two years on, and it is clear that the IOG-led Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme is making great strides for grassroots sport See article on page 14

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