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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Open forum activity

David W replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"I have watched all the video [very bad audio], and it doesn't do it for me at all.
Firstly, as someone who has been in this industry since 1985 and self employed since 1991, I don't need or want to be validated by any self appointed external body. I…"
8 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Gary RK's discussion New Stihl batteries
"We also charge at customers and keep chargers in van although the back pack battery does take a while to charge but most jobs are all day so a bit easier for us. We don’t tend to run out of charge like we used to."
10 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"Membership costs £180.00 per annum (includes vetting)."
10 hours ago
John Fulton replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"It seems like a pretentious idea to me and doomed from the start as i feel there will be more dissolusioned runners up than the so called 200 ? elite gardeners so its divisive and arrogant in my opinion , I dont understand what's constructive about…"
10 hours ago
Claudine Taylor replied to Kirsty McGeorge's discussion Cutting Porcelain Paving to a Curve
"Hi
I've got a curved design in mind for a client and they like porcelain paving . Did you cut a curve in the end? I've been scouring the internet but the information I've found is making me nervous. Straight cuts seem fine.
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13 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Gary RK's discussion New Stihl batteries
"We currently take our charger with us daily and plug in at customers whenever possible.  Although it is starting to get knocked about a bit.  Might be worth me buying an additional fast charger and keep the other one at home to use for the overnight…"
13 hours ago
John Heald replied to Gary RK's discussion How far do you walk in a day?
"i seem to do about 38000 on an average day, couldnt believe it when i found out!"
15 hours ago
Busy Bee Garden Services Limited replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"Is it not the same or similar as the gardeners guild? I’m not sure any clients would of heard of any of the horticultural associations so not sure of the value to our business?"
15 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"When at college, I found parts of the industry to be somewhat "old fashioned".  As an ex-production manager and a technical and very detailed person, I have tried my best to embrace technology and also advances in machinery, tools and therefore work…"
16 hours ago
Darren Walters replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
"I haven't watched the whole video so forgive me if this was mentioned in it, but just because you have 30 years experience and can get 10 refferrals it doesn't nescessarily mean you are "elite" or even very good.  It would be interesting to see how…"
16 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
""it really will be the elite amongst the elite"
For the exact quote click this link: https://www.facebook.com/Shoot..."
17 hours ago
Phil Voice replied to Phil Voice's discussion Independent Professional Gardeners Association launched by Alan Sargent
17 hours ago
Gary RK replied to Gary RK's discussion New Stihl batteries
"Agree.... and that’s the ‘economics’ of using battery power at the moment.
Using a fast charger for 15mins gives you a sufficient charge, but 30min driving seems to be needed for 4 green lights.
I would assume a proper double battery charging setup…"
18 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Gary RK's discussion How far do you walk in a day?
"Did this at various times over the years three of us doing different grass cutting runs in the town all came out with avarages of 10-12 miles a day which seems to match some of the comments here as well. "
20 hours ago
David Benson replied to Gary RK's discussion How far do you walk in a day?
"i think if you are following a mower you will be doing about 2 steps to the yard"
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