Making Green with Greenmakers
5 Mar 2012 - Editorial - Amy Foyster
David Cole is the Director of GreenMakers Pty Ltd, a company that is contracted out to a variety of locations to do turf work. Pitchcare stopped in at Loreto Mandeville Hall, one of their current clients, to speak to David about the work they do.
Research, Teaching, and Speaking in Tennessee
2 Feb 2012 - Editorial - Micah Woods
I visited Tennessee this month, speaking at the packed Tennessee Turfgrass Association conference, meeting with faculty in the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee (of which I am an adjunct faculty member), learning about some of the turfgrass research projects now underway at the University.
2012 Full Steam ahead at Campbell's
23 Jan 2012 - Editorial - Nadeem Zreikat
Continuing on from my last post, 2012 will be full steam ahead at Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd with 2 new products coming online. The first was released late last year Monstar (for type 1,2 and 3 fairy ring control- permit and rhizoctonia*). This was posted before Christmas.
Campey Down Under
22 Jan 2012 - Editorial - Richard Campey - 1 comment
Richard Campey from one of the UK's biggest turfcare companies Campey Turfcare shares his thoughts and experiences from his trip to Asia and downunder. The trip took in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia and gave Richard a chance to catch up with some old friends.
12 Jan 2012 - Editorial - Arthur Stubbs - 1 comment
Those who attend ARMA conferences will attest to the passion that Geoff Hatton, Managing Director of Sustainable Turf Renovations & Equipment, has for best practice turf management and has brought to each of our forums with his forthright, constructive contributions
The Beginnings: Endeavour Turf Products
8 Nov 2011 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson
Grant Greenway, Jerry Spencer and Jim Porter from Endeavour Turf Products (ETP-Turf) were kind enough to sit down and chew the fat with Pitchcare Oceania, giving us some background on this well respected and relatively new company. The story starts nearly twenty years ago when Grant and Jerry first met as they started out in the Australian turf industry.
The silence is Deafening - It's Time to Make a Stand
24 Oct 2011 - Editorial - Ellie Parry
Ellie Tait puts 'fingers to keyboard' to raise awareness of what she sees to be one of the most important issues to face the profession of groundsmanship.
Spring is Here
20 Sep 2011 - Editorial - Nadeem Zreikat
Well we had a bit of a false start to spring the other week with a couple of warm days in Sydney. We always get a couple of warm weeks in September and this week and next looks like the start with temps rising up to the high 20's and even up to 30C over the weekend.
Pitching In for Pitchcraft
9 Aug 2011 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson - 1 comment
Richard Winter is a name that needs no introduction, with stints at the MCG, WACA, Eden Park and Manuka he has done it all. So, it's no surprise that his company Pitchcraft has made such a splash in oval and ground maintenance with contracts at Skilled Stadium, Junction Oval and Waverley Park to name a few. Check out more from his interview inside:
Nadeem Zreikat looks at the US Golf conference Part 1
16 Feb 2011 - Editorial - Nadeem Zreikat
Well, arrived Saturday in the USA and typical, got questioned. My fault I did not fill out the visa application correctly. I did say to them it never asked me to print the thing or pay money only to update details. However they were very courteous.
Hong Kong Groundsmanship
14 Feb 2011 - Editorial - Ricky Aitken
Ricky Aitken talks on the experience of applying the trade of turf management in another country, revealing it's challenging but at the same time rewarding and provides one with fantastic experiences. The unique environment in Hong Kong is very different from the conditions experienced in normal cricket countries.
'No going back' on Oval
2 Sep 2010 - Editorial - Editor
Infrastructure Minister Pat Conlon said today there was “no going back” on the Adelaide Oval plan while also saying it still was “not a done deal”.
New ECHO Backpack Blower
23 Jul 2010 - Editorial - Press Release
The PB-770 is a backpack blower with excellent specification. With a maximum air volume of 1440 m3/h and an air speed of up to 91.1m/sec, this backpack blower has the power to clear leaves and litter from parks, streets, stadiums, parks and other public areas
On the Road Again
7 Jul 2010 - Editorial - Rob Jenkins - 1 comment
Pitchcare Oceania Director Rob Jenkins takes a trip down memory lane on his time working in the UK and gives an insight into life on the road. What's life like as a travelling rep? It's not all pub meals and coffees despite what most of you might think.
The Mexted Story
5 Jul 2010 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson
Steve Mexted reflects on Wellington 15 years ago where the sports grounds were mud pits with no proper drainage and poorly maintained. Players would emerge from a game covered from head to toe in mud. A number of the sports grounds were built on landfills and were far from ideal playing surfaces. In the last few years sand profiles and good drainage systems have been installed resulting in better quality playing surfaces as well as less muddy players to watch!
Pitchcare Oceania in Pictures. (Part 3)
16 Feb 2010 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson
The last of our 3 part look into Pitchcare Oceania's first year and a half. We start off at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton and finish at the lovely Spring Valley G.C home to last month's VIC Open.
Pitchcare Oceania in Pictures. (Part 2)
7 Feb 2010 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson
Pitchcare Oceania takes a trip down memory lane with a look back from our launch at the end of July 2008 to the Vic Open at Spring Valley last week. Here are some of Rob's favourite photos from our first successful year and a half. Part 2 kicks off at ANZ stadium and Anco Turf Farm
Pitchcare Oceania in Pictures. (Part 1)
27 Jan 2010 - Editorial - Sarah Gibson - 2 comments
Pitchcare Oceania takes a trip down memory lane with a look back from our launch at the end of July 2008 to the Vic Open at Spring Valley last week. Here are some of Rob's favourite photos from our first successful year and a half.
NZ Road Trip 2009
15 Jul 2009 - Editorial - Rob Jenkins - 1 comment
A quick look at Pitchcare's Road Trip around New Zealand from the last few weeks. From Pakuranga Country Club to Westpac stadium and all that was in between. Have a look at what's to come in feature articles over the coming months.