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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever before it is

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SALTEX Innovation Award Winners

The very first SALTEX Innovation Award celebrated the best in brand new grounds care technology when the show took place at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November 2017.

Making its debut, the Innovation Award attracted a number of high-quality entries

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SALTEX 2017 Launches Innovation Award

SALTEX 2017 is set to play host to the most technologically advanced equipment showcase in grounds management. With this in mind SALTEX event organisers have decided to hold, for the very first time, an Innovation Award – and visitors will get the ch

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The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that the 2017 winners of the SALTEX College Cup will be given the opportunity to work as part of the grounds team when Scotland host England as part of the 2018 Six Nations Championships, at BT Murr

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Oeliatec return to SALTEX on stand number E055 to showcase their range of environmentally-friendly range of weed control products.

All Oeliatec weed control machines kill weeds with 100% hot water by delivering an efficient low pressure treatment at t

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Limagrain UK, one of the world’s largest seed companies will be showcasing its impressive range of grass seed mixtures, including the market leading MM60, MM50 and the new exciting MM7 on their stand at SALTEX 2017.

MM is one of the most respected bra

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Pellenc will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will showcase their professional range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools.

A forerunner when it comes to lithium-ion technology and high efficiency “B

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Etesia will be launching their range of Greener City Equipment on stand C050 at IOG SALTEX 2017, which includes a range of environmentally-friendly battery-powered pedestrian and ride-on rotary mowers.

Environmental protection and a commitment to sust

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At SALTEX 2017 Dennis & SISIS (Stand E070) will be living up to their reputation of having world-class maintenance equipment for every type of playing surface with a wide range of equipment on show.

3314821866?profile=RESIZE_480x480Featuring prominently on the stand will be the SISIS

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 The countdown to Europe’s largest annual turf management event has officially begun, marked by the opening of online visitor registration.

3314815964?profile=RESIZE_480x480SALTEX 2017 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 1-2 November, and has already attracted over 250 exhibitor

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The opportunity to stand on arguably the most famous pitch in world football on the day of the FA Cup Final is a dream for many, but for four sports turf students from Northern Ireland – the dream has become a reality.

Gavin White, Jon Crawford, Micha

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Organisers of SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) have launched their new 2017 campaign, which features the distinguished heart-shaped logo formed of grass complete with the words – Your Industry - Your Show.

In 1934 a groundsman at

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Open forum activity

Billybop replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"If I was doing it I would first of all strim those weeds off the patio and near the steps, only takes 2 minutes and makes clearing up the hedge trimmings so much easier. Those hedges are not hugely overgrown so can be trimmed back far enough without…"
yesterday
Honey Badger replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Has the look of a council house, especially with all the mess. I bet they can afford it, they all have sky TV unlike poor rishi! 😂"
yesterday
Paul Doyle replied to Peter sellers's discussion Cordless hedge cutter advice
"Hi Peter, Why wouldn’t you consider a back pack battery, 8 hrs charged-ok you gotta charge it at home at night but so what?Iv also suffered over the long term with back problems, and was more than a little worried . My local dealer gave me both…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Adam, yes my thoughts that payment may be an issue judging from the knee high grass and detritus everywhere. Run for the hills!!"
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Adam Woods replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Agreed as to where this thread is going. I'm now looking after 2 gardens (I'm supposedly "retired" but hate the idea of a gym, I'd far rather "work out" in a garden for a couple of days a week ). Both gardens  are big ones, measured in acres. they…"
yesterday
Peter sellers replied to Rob's discussion Is it normal for mulching mowers to leave a poor finish?
"Should have bought Honda 537 hrx hy best mulcher on the market ! 
Finish is down to forward speed, height of cut, length and dryness of the grass. Works best on weekly cuts.
You have to give the machine time to pulverise the grass, why not just use…"
yesterday
Dave Matthews commented on Gareth Davies's photo
"Hi Gareth I have the same one but can you tell me what belt I need for the blade underneath"
yesterday
The Wall replied to Mjc's discussion Robust hedge cutter.
"I think i might be qualified to answer your question as all i do for 4 days a week till November is cut domestic hedges, i do enjoy cutting hedges.I use only Sthil hedge cutters single sided and long reach range from 6 years old to 1 year old and…"
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Andrew Watts replied to Rob's discussion Is it normal for mulching mowers to leave a poor finish?
"This could also be trying to cut too much off in 1 pass, with clumps being dropped by the mower un-mulched. Mulching works best when doing every week, or if less timely, then taking a couple of passes."
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John F replied to Rob's discussion Is it normal for mulching mowers to leave a poor finish?
"Is the grass damp   ?   My Toro snatches and leaves Tufts in damp conditions  , won't cut at all in wet conditions but leaves a perfect finish on same Lawns when dry , Also prefers the grass to be longer . 
Another negative though I found is it's a…"
yesterday
Rob posted a discussion
I'm not familiar with mulching mowers at all as never had one before, but I needed one for churches I cut so. Bought weibang 53 smp.  It cuts fast and seems robust, but I'm a bit concerned about it's actual cut. Used it. Twice so far  It seems to…
yesterday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
Andy Unwin, Course Manager at Rotherham Golf Club, relies on Mansfield Sand’s MM35 for top dressing, ensuring the greens remain in impeccable condition year-round.Rotherham Golf Club, established in 1903, is celebrated for its rich history and…
Tuesday
Fusion Media posted a blog post
ICL and Syngenta are pleased to announce the Turf Science Live 2024 event, scheduled to take place at North Hants Golf Club, Minley Road, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 1RF. This free-to-attend event offers valuable insights and strategies for golf course…
Tuesday
Peter sellers replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Yes, understand the point, but your businesses costs remain the same regardless of location, machine purchase costs are the same, tax and NI same etc."
Tuesday
Honey Badger replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"All looks very cheap compared to Berkshire and Hampshire!"
Tuesday
Adam Pilgrim replied to Gary Etherington's discussion Hedge cutting
"Peter - certain areas will command higher prices.
I used to run my business in rural Lincs. Its a low wage economy and people just don't the money to spend.
A few years ago I moved to rural Notts. House prices for equivalnet properties are double of…"
Tuesday
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Robust hedge cutter.

Hi, I use a echo long reach hedge cutter which is great, but awkward to use when up ladders cutting the top of a hedge. I need another machine, not long reach, which will also cope with heavy work when doing hedge reductions. What would you…

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