National Football Centre - building for the future of English football
30 Apr 2012 - Football - Alan Ferguson
In July 2012, the National Football Centre St.George’s Park will finally open its doors to become the home for all the England national teams under The FA’s banner, as well as supporting an extensive coach education programme and intense local grassroots football programme. The centre will also host professional teams preparing to play in the area, as well as a new national sports science and medicine research centre.
A short introduction to softer chemistry and biologicals
30 Apr 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
With the increased interest in the use of biological/softer chemistries and the recent commercialisation by Syngenta In the US the launch of New Daconil Action based on Acibenzolar which stimulates the natural defence response of turfgrass, these appear to becoming more in vogue.
Super Stadium wish still on books for Townsville
30 Apr 2012 - General News - Editor
North Queensland Cowboys have refused to give up the fight for a super stadium, warning the LNP Government still risked sinking $100 million into Dairy Farmers Stadium repairs if it scrapped the idea.
$2.5 million to light up Manuka Oval
30 Apr 2012 - Stadia - Press Release - 1 comment
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Sports Minister Kate Lundy today announced funding of $2.5 million to the ACT Government for the installation of broadcast quality lighting at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Lights out for Alma Oval
29 Apr 2012 - General News - Editor
A plan to upgrade lighting at the Alma Oval has been postponed, in a bid to curb council spending. Broken Hill City Council voted last year to go ahead with the project, which was estimated to cost more than $400 000.
Trump Threatens to Sue Scotland
29 Apr 2012 - Golf - Editor
It was Donald Trump's long-held dream. To build the best links golf course in the world in Scotland, as a tribute to his late mother who was born in the country.
Probe into WA Stadium Site Toxins
29 Apr 2012 - General News - Editor
The extent of contamination at the site of Perth's planned sports stadium has prompted further investigations into whether the toxins pose a risk to human health and the environment.
Facts about Fusarium Patch
28 Apr 2012 - Consultancy - Laurence Gale MSc
In recent days, members have been asking questions about Fusarium patch in turf, it seems to be quite prevalent at the moment. This is partly because the weather has been wet recently and also quite mild.
Dr Richard Gibbs Farewell
28 Apr 2012 - Industry News - Dr Richard Gibbs - 2 comments
Today is officially my last day with Sports Surface Design & Management. From Monday I have two months off before I head back to the UK to take up a position as a project/new business manager with the Sports Turf Research Institute in Bingley, West Yorkshire.
Managing Greens Under Stress
27 Apr 2012 - Golf - Stanley J. Zontek
Among the responsibilities of today's golf course superintendent, the need to maintain a good stand of grass on putting greens is perhaps the most basic of all. Greens are the bread and butter of a golf course, and the reputation of a course and the superintendent who maintains it is often determined by the consistency of those greens.
Suits Made from Sheeps Wool that Grazed on the SCG
27 Apr 2012 - Cricket - Editor
The hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground has hosted many famous - and infamous - Tests. But its latest test is somewhat more challenging - feeding sheep that will produce wool to make the Australian cricket team's new uniforms
Hendriksen Contractors Invest in Shelton Sportsturf Drainage Equipment
27 Apr 2012 - Industry News - Annabel Gilbert
Marcel Hendriksen from Hendriksen Contractors in Skye, was already involved in sports pitch drainage, but sub-contracting the work out. He wanted more control over the specification, quality and timing of installing the drainage systems and decided that purchasing the machinery and taking the work back in house was the answer.
Fairy Rings – Fact and Fable
26 Apr 2012 - Consultancy - Graham Paul
Fairy rings have intrigued man for centuries, stimulating in him the desire for understanding. The curious scar which magically appears in fields and meadows, often perfectly round in shape and sometimes decorated with toadstools, has been written about by such notable poets as Shakespeare, Pope, Tennyson and Kipling.
New Zealand's Cape Kidnappers, Kauri Cliffs ranked by Golf Digest
26 Apr 2012 - Golf - Editor
The two most decorated resort courses in the entire Asia-Pacific region are now more decorated still -- and the traveling golfer remains welcome.
Mexted Turf Words Issue 13
26 Apr 2012 - Industry News - Steve Mexted
In this issue of Turf Words: Thatch-fixing at Miramar Rangers’ grounds, Cambridge Jockeys – Mind the Gap!, Off to the Coast and much more inside…
Zero-Turn Mower Provides Significant Fuel Savings
26 Apr 2012 - Local Authority - Rene Lubbers
With concerns over rising fuel costs, landscape contractors need to become more efficient with their fuel usage. The new John Deere ZTrak™ PRO Z925 with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), can help by providing up to 25 percent fuel savings for landscape contractors.
Development Planned for Shortland Waters G.C
25 Apr 2012 - Golf - Editor
Almost two years after club members voted unanimously in its favour, a development application has been lodged to Newcastle City Council for the multimillion-dollar development of Shortland Waters Golf Course.
Milan's famous San Siro Stadium looking at Artifical Turf
24 Apr 2012 - Football - Editor
Milan's famous San Siro stadium could be given artifical turf after suffering for years with poor natural grass pitches.
24 Apr 2012 - Training & Education - John Carr
A lot of a caretaker’s attention is focused on issues such as the maintenance of turf quality, fertilisers, mowing, topdressing and irrigation. One aspect of sports field presentation that is important to both players and spectators alike, is the way the pitch is marked out.