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December 2012

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www.iog.org December 2012 £4.00 IOG Industry Awards honour UK grounds expertise More than 350 of the UK's and Europe's leading groundscare experts from both the professional and volunteer sector have honoured the expertise, dedication and passion of the country's grounds profession at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Annual Industry Awards Pg 8-16 Record-breaking IOG Annual Conference pg 4-5 Feature Feature Feature IOG best practise exported to Sri Lanka Carbon footprint – the shape of things to come The truth about Japanese Knotweed How different products and maintenance strategies can affect the amount of CO2 produced by a sports pitch Pg 34-35 Feature Sri Lankan grounds professional Trevor Nugawela talks about his ambitions to establish IOG best practice groundsmanship and training in South Asia Pg 28-31 Also inside: The fruits of success Since its establishment in the 1980s, Trimax Mowing Systems has become synonymous with innovation, quality and reliability in the design and manufacture of tractor-mounted mowers for the sports turf and amenity sectors There are different views on how to combat Japanese Knotweed, including the cost of treatment. But, it seems, there is no 'cure all' solution Pg 36-39 Pg 40-41 IOG SALTEX News Pg 6, IOG Branch News Pg 7, Industry News Pg 18-24, BTME Preview Pg 25-27, Product Showcase - In Action Pg 42-43, Maintenance Calendar Pg 44-45, Weather Pg 47, Recruitment Pg 48 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship

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