The Groundsman

October 2012

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October 2012 £4.00 A strong favourite at Windsor Feature Feature Six of the best! www.iog.org There are few racing certainties, but a quality grass seed which provides a greener, thicker, better looking surface is a better bet to maintain a top racecourse Pg 23 Feature Refurbish rather than replace Well known as an ECB code of practice NTP (Non Turf Pitch) installer and for its own ECB- approved tp365 match and practice systems, total-play has found itself helping a growing number of organisations to refurbish existing facilities Pg 27 Feature 'Extreme groundsmanship' in Coventry Those who work at major sports venues may encounter times when they play a part in an event which will endure long in the memory. It might be a cup fixture or an international match, or a music concert or, indeed, an Olympic event. We report on the recent 'extreme groundsmanship' experiences of John Ledwidge, Grounds Manager at the Ricoh Arena Pg 28-32 Over 60 British and Irish dealer staff from Wiedenmann UK gathered in Germany for the first sightings of six new Wiedenmann products ahead of their public launch at last month's IOG SALTEX Pg 24-25 Feature Bowled over by mower A Dennis mower has proved an instant hit at Hollyfields Bowls Club in the West Midlands, where players have remarked on the improved playing surface Pg 33 Feature Challenges for the future use of pesticides Jon Allbutt outlines the challenges presented by the new EU Directive on the use of pesticides Pg 35 Also inside: Industry News Pg 4-13, IOG SALTEX Review Pg 17-21, Product Showcase - In Action Pg 37-39, Product Showcase - Maintaining Artificial Surfaces Pg 41, Product Showcase - Aeration Pg 42-43, Maintenance Calendar Pg 45-46, Weather Pg 47, Recruitment Pg 48 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship Feature From football to rugby – in a month As soon as the Wigan Athletic FC Premiership season ended in May, Ian Forshaw had to plan for high-profile Wigan Warrior Rugby League matches – so, he faced a challenge to bring winter worn playing surfaces up to exacting summer league rugby standards, in around a month Pg 36

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