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Brian Scott, Course Manager at the Rosemount course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland, believes that the success of his greens is largely thanks to a tank-mix combination of ICL’s Vitalnova Stressbuster and Syngenta’s Primo…

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Allan Tait, Course Manager at Sweetwoods Park Golf Club in Cowden, Kent, has reported excellent results from using two tank mixes containing a range of Sherriff Amenity products.

Situated on the borders of Kent and Sussex in an area of…

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Over 130 cricket groundsmen made their way to Cheltenham College for the second ever Dennis and SISIS’ Cricket Pitch Renovation Day, which featured a mix of thought provoking indoor presentations and outdoor practical demonstrations.

The…

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The Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland has seen huge benefits since using a range of ICL’s H2Pro moisture management products – according to Course Manager Craig Stewart.

Craig Stewart is the man responsible…

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Lawrence Ryan, course manager at Overstone Park Resort, believes that the SISIS tractor mounted Flexibrush delivers fantastic results on the picturesque fairways at the Northampton based golf course. 

Set in 193 acres of Victorian…

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Rob Bradshaw, head groundsman at Peterborough United FC’s Mick George Training Academy, has praised both the product and the service he receives from Limagrain UK.

Rob has admitted that he is currently ‘living the dream’. As a lifelong…

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After a complete fleet renewal at Merchant Taylors’ School, grounds manager Richard Ayling has continued to put his trust in Dennis by purchasing a G860 and a G30D cylinder mower to add to the two G860’s and Razor mowers the school already had. …

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Pitchworks continues to grow with new appointment. Pitchworks, market specialists in supplying superior ground equipment and products to the sports industry, has announced the appointment of Lee Williams as its new Area Manager covering…

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Places for People, one of the UK’s largest property management companies, has reported a number of significant benefits since investing in a large fleet of Pellenc battery powered equipment.

Places for People has over 50 years’ experience…

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According to Head Greenkeeper Rob Hill the unique nine-hole course at Rustington Golf Centre in West Sussex is looking the best it has ever been thanks to Sherriff Amenity’s GoGreen Select.

Rustington Golf Centre was opened in 1992 and…

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Wayne Lumbard, Head Groundsman at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC has reason to celebrate. Not only has the team been promoted to the Premier League, but in his opinion the pitch is at the best it has ever been throughout his thirteen-year tenure at…

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Dennis and SISIS have announced the date for their popular cricket renovation day for 2018. The event will be held at Cheltenham College on 7 August and those wishing to attend are encouraged to register soon to avoid disappointment.

Since…

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Lee Bishop, Course Manager at Burnham Beeches Golf Club in South Buckinghamshire, has said that Limagrain UK’s range of Colour Splash flower mixtures have helped him to transform an unsightly area into a stunning display of vibrant flowers – much…

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Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, has claimed that he is amazed at the amount of material the SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 removes from the School’s cricket wickets.

Set over 120 acres with approximately 800 pupils, Shrewsbury…

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The 2018 Dennis and SISIS Spring / Summer bowling green maintenance seminars finished in style with over 350 people in attendance across the eight venues and an overwhelming number of greenkeepers wanting to attend the educational…

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John Rippin, head gardener at the stunning Bodnant Estate in North Wales, believes that his battery powered Airion hand blower from Pellenc is the perfect machine to avoid disrupting the estate’s visitors.   

The Bodnant Estate, a…

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Open forum activity

Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Surely for the amount of orders you would need to place you could take on that responsibility from your wife. While all other orders are placed by her.
My point is if we tighten things up the public will have a better view of the profession. We alwa…"
3 hours ago
dan replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Unless government make it law then its not going to happen. 
Thats just business - business is full of morality issues verses financial profits - 
I dont see 1 supplier taking the morale stance whilst the remainder continue to sell -- "
3 hours ago
Tom replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To me it's black and white. You want to spray anywhere other than your own back garden, then get your PA1 and PA6 at the minimum. I'm new to landscaping and I've got the training and certs and haven't even bought and applied any industrial grade spr…"
5 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"The problem from our point of view is I have the license but my wife runs the admin side of the business and as such she purchases the products we need, for your idea to work would I have to put her through training so she can get the licence even t…"
11 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Scott H's discussion Pre Emergent - Granular
"Problem is Scott if the residents have a zero tolerence to the use of chemicals by definition kerb granuals are chemicals , far better to add value by promoting organic weed control solutions . I.e mulch ."
11 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Andrew i do suspect this is the case , I did think perhaps an easy mistake to make if the blades were set on a high spot and they then missed their target but it would have being obvious as the work progressed . 
My first instinct is to look…"
14 hours ago
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"Thanks Paul 
The lawn is level , There are very slight drops in places  but its nothing drastic and the finish is always good , I have used different mowers on this lawn both cylinder and rotary and the blades take the grass off every time , I have…"
14 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"Do you think landscape juice has a bit of clout on this issue. It is niggling at me I also saw a guy working for a large local firm spray my estate in joggy bottoms and a t-shirt then go back to his van and tip the contents of the sprayer down the d…"
21 hours ago
Adam Patterson, Ryan Griffiths, Tom Speyer and 3 more joined Landscape Juice Network
23 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"True mostly. But it seems like a massive loophole in the process that most industries would close not least to protect the industry."
23 hours ago
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"We're talking about generally inert products that don't have any toxicity though. "
23 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"I see your point Dan but don't you think it would be better if they couldn't buy pesticide then the customer would know when you to rocked up the treat thier weeds that you have at least invested in your profession.
Don't get me wrong with this perh…"
yesterday
Dan Frazer Gardening replied to Graeme Brown's discussion Buying pesticides
"To be honest Graeme it doesn't bother me at all that anyone can buy weedkiller. It doesn't affect my business, and I value the fact I'm trained and use that as a selling tool to market myself over others who aren't qualified. "
yesterday
Andrew Watts replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"If there are no blade marks in the soil, then the blades have not been set deep enough to hit the real thatch layer. Sounds like only surface debris has been removed.
Depending on machines used you should see lines around 2cm apart and around 5mm de…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I feel it needs going over again but its going to take me off other jobs and the lawn company doesn't offer a re seeding service . Thanks for your comments ."
yesterday
John Fulton replied to John Fulton's discussion The acceptable level of scarifying
"I can detect evidence of hollow tine aeriation  so obviously they have applied this method which is a good sign , but like you say the thatch doesn't look as if it has any intention of going anywhere , supposing i start by de thatching a small area…"
yesterday
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