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Product News EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 03 03 READER ENQUIRY 4 Fencing & Security Play & Activity BTME Review A look at the latest product news Page 13 Our regular look at this vibrant sector Page 15-19 A look back at a busy Harrogate show Page 10-12 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m February 2017 Special Supplement Play & Activity The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund have announced grants totalling more than £33 million that will help restore and revitalise 13 public parks across the UK. Five of the grants being awarded will directly benefit parks situated in coastal communities, many of which suffer from higher than average levels of deprivation. When complete, these projects will not only provide improved green spaces for local people to enjoy but will also help attract more tourism to these areas and as a result, have a positive impact on local economies. The coastal parks receiving grants are: Great Yarmouth's Venetian Waterways; South Cliff Gardens in Scarborough; Ellington Park Economic boost as National Lottery invests £33m in public parks in Ramsgate; Mount Garden in Fleetwood, Lancashire; and Stanmer Park in Brighton. HLF's Chief Executive Ros Kerslake, said, on behalf of HLF and Big Lottery Fund: "It's well-known that public parks play a vital role in our health and well-being. But for coastal communities their role is even more critical. Often a central part of their tourism offering, this investment from National Lottery players will empower local people to maximise the potential of their local park to boost local economic well-being." The coastal projects include: • £1.8m for Great Yarmouth Venetian Waterways (pictured) - grant will restore the original planting and repair the thatched shelters, bridges and the boating lake walls. A new café will be opened and people will be able to train in gardening and traditional building skills. • £4m for Stanmer Park, Brighton - grant will restore historic features, improve the visitor facilities and encourage more local people to use the park. • £4.99m for South Cliff Gardens, Scarborough - local authority is leading a project Bayer launched the first new fungicide group in turf for almost ten years at BTME. Exteris Stressgard - formerly code named 693 SDHI - isn't just a new product, it's a whole new category of fungicide. The new product is the first ever combination SDHI fungicide to be launched for use in the UK turf industry, and delivers a brand new management tool for the most damaging damaging and disfiguring fungal disease to attack turf - microdochium patch - which occurs on over 90% of golf courses in the UK to some extent during the year. The SDHI, Fluopyram, is an 'acropetal penetrant', protecting the plant through its systemic action that moves up through the roots, shoots and leaves. Exteris Stressgard halts the fungi moving up through the plant, delivering protective and some curative results. First new turf fungicide group in a decade "A key benefit of launching a new chemical group to the market is that it gives greenkeepers another tool in their diminishing armoury. More options allow for more rotation between chemical groups and this helps to prevent the threat of disease resistance," says Dr Colin Mumford of the Bayer Turf Solutions Team. Exteris Stressgard is approved for the treatment of dollar spot and is the latest innovation to come out of the continued commitment from Bayer in sustainable product development. Not only does the new fungicide deliver excellent disease management, but it also has been proven to bring plant health benefits thanks to the Stressgard Formulation Technology – which is a combination of active ingredients, inert ingredients and turf-specific co-formulants. It's this unique combination that enhances plant health and makes turf more able to stand up to disease. Bayer Enquiry 2 Cub Cadet, a worldwide leader in outdoor power equipment, has expanded its presence in the sports turf market with the acquisition of Advanced Turf Technology (ATT). ATT produces cutting reel mowers and cassettes specially designed for the sports field and golf maintenance markets. The recent acquisition and c o n t i n u e d i n v e s t m e n t i n technology is part of Cub C a d e t ' s c o m m i t m e n t t o provide turf professionals with innovative power equipment and tools to cover all aspects of precision turf care. This acquisition follows the recent acquisitions of CORE Outdoor Power (CORE) and Precise Path Robotics. R o b M o l l , C E O , M T D Products, which includes the Cub Cadet brand, said: "Cub Cadet is dedicated to providing innovative products Cub Cadet expands with acquisition of ATT to stabilise the cliffs whilst this money will restore the gardens' historic features and pathways; create a new sensory garden; install new fitness equipment; a n d m a k e i m p r o v e m e n t s to cycleways. • £ 1 . 7 m f o r E l l i n g t o n Park, Ramsgate - money will renovate the bandstand; restore the best features of the original 1893 Joseph Cheal landscape scheme; improve play facilities; and provide a much needed cafe and toilets. • £2.1m for Mount Garden, Fleetwood - in recent decades the gardens have become tired and this injection of money will restore historic buildings and features and renew pay facilities. A further eight parks across the UK are receiving National Lottery funding. HLF Enquiry 1 that enable turf managers worldwide to produce the highest quality p l a y i n g s u r f a c e s . Beyond improving productivity, these products enhance e n v i r o n m e n t a l s t e w a r d s h i p – a n increasingly i m p o r t a n t a t t r i b u t e f o r m a n y groundsmen and facilities worldwide." Well-established flagship products from Advanced Turf Technology include the TMSystem and the INFiNiCut. These premium, environmentally friendly products have been proven by Premier League clubs, golf courses, and sporting facilities around the world. Close collaboration over the past two years with The All England Tennis Club, which stages The Championships at Wimbledon, helped refine the product to provide premium results for improved grass tennis courts. ATT Enquiry 3 0800 915 6720 www.polaris-britain.com SAVE IN COMFORT 5% special discount for NFU members* *Ɨ Terms and Conditions apply. Please contact your local Polaris dealer for further details. 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