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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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James Bledge, Course Manager at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club in Deal, Kent, says he has successfully treated Dry Patch with monthly applications of Qualibra wetting agent.

Formed in 1892, Royal Cinque Ports is a Championship Links course…

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John Jennings, Course Superintendent at Castleknock Golf Club in Dublin, always used to struggle with achieving longevity from the fertilizers he was using – that was until he applied ICL’s Sierrablen Plus Stress Control 15-5-22…

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The winner of the Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, sponsored by ICL and Syngenta, has been announced as Rody Kilbride from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo.

For a number of years, ICL and Syngenta have been proud sponsors of the Irish…

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After some shading issues were resolved at the exclusive Blackwell Golf Club in Worcestershire, Head Greenkeeper Rhys Thomas has since restored the greens to their full health thanks to a range of ICL fertilizers.

Blackwell Golf Club may…

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Winners of the 2017 BALI National Landscape Awards, recently enjoyed an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the All England Lawn Tennis Club Wimbledon, which was hosted and organised by ICL and awards headline sponsor Green-tech.

The event…

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ICL & Syngenta have updated and strengthened their popular Ultimate Offers by announcing the addition of two new packages for 2018. Ultimate Offers are a range of tank-mixes that contain various combinations of nutrition combined with the…

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Eddie Mills, Course Manager at Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham, believes that his fully integrated iTurf programme has helped him maintain his particularly stubborn clay-based greens to an exceptional standard.

Established in 1896,…

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David Benson replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"there was a culdesack where i had three houses one of them asked me to clear the autum leaves up on the road and would pay me extra so while doing next door i blowed the leaves onto the road to make it easer to pick up and convinced her self that sh…"
7 hours ago
Ben Gilg replied to Darren Ross/Alan Dobbie's discussion Mower
"Got the 48 Pro and the dealer upped the revs to get a better throw, might be worth asking for yours ?"
10 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"So, it begs the question, how many customers are prepared to pay a landscape maintenance contractor or gardener to keep the streets tidy around their homes?"
14 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
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14 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"Oddities occur at times.
Today I  have been working at some Housing Association flats, it is a small estate with a public road within it. The HA pay a landscape maintenance contractor to be the whole estate clean and tidy with lawns and hedges cut a…"
14 hours ago
dan replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"Id expect that various councils or parishes will start to treat the issue dependant on the wishes of their residents, rather than one approach for all. 
I personally have no issues with council using weedkillers in a responsible fashion, but id say…"
16 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"That would be David Camerons' "Big society" with volunteers undertaking work and providing services that were previously the responsibility of government and councils.
If you consider spraying footways alongside roads and in public places with weedk…"
17 hours ago
dan replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"I guess there would be some situations where some physical damage could be done by weed growth but i would imagine in a minority of cases. 
I believe the council stopped weed killing around here well over a year ago - and in many areas probably far…"
18 hours ago
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"Ah, but!
This is the first year that the paths have not been sprayed as far as I know.
The paths don't actually have good foundations and plants can easily start breaking up the tarmac and surfaces. 
The common consensus seems to be that if people …"
19 hours ago
dan replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"If you had a choice would you rather councils spent their money on keeping footpaths weed free or repairing the pot holes and terrible state of the roads ? 
Paths outside homes can be kept clean by local residents - which used to be common place, an…"
20 hours ago
David Benson replied to Seth Burgess's discussion Storing Seed/Fert in plastic buckets.
"it is best pratice to store it in the origanal container so you know what it is and the safty data and use of the product is there for any one to read 
can you make a wooden box to stand the bags in and a boot lace to fasten the part bags up 
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yesterday
Andrew Betteridge replied to Phil Voice's discussion Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company is the first Roundup cancer lawsuit to proceed to trial
"With the footways not being sprayed this year, this is a fairly common sight with much more growth on other paths. "
yesterday
Darren Walters replied to Bob beard's discussion What will happen if I don’t rake after strimming?
"You could use a DR trimmer and have the lines at different heights.  You could, theoretically, carry it into the field. Then you just push and strim."
yesterday
Darren Walters replied to Gary RK's discussion How far do you walk in a day?
"According to my Fitbit, I average about 22,000 steps but my "record" is 36,000.  No idea how far that is though?"
yesterday
Glen Stillman replied to Glen Stillman's discussion pedestrian flail mower hire maidenhead
"Thank you Sean "
yesterday
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