Turf Science Live 2014 proved once again to be an
exciting event showcasing the latest research and technological
innovations in turf agronomy.
Visitors to Turf Science Live were the first to see a
demonstration of new research into turf health enhancement
programmes designed to counter the effects ...
Glenn Cameron, Deputy Head Greenkeeper at Fairmont St
Andrews, has won a set of Syngenta XC Nozzles in the Golden Nozzle
He picked up a vouc...
You can now enter the prestigious Operation Pollinator
Awards, with the chance to win your Club valuable advice and
wildlflower seed to extend your environm...
This year's Turf Science Live event, held at St Andrews in Scotland, proved hugely successful. It had the best ever feedback from greenkeepers on the educati...
A direct link to play Round 3 of The Big Game Challenge and your chance to win a round of golf on the incredible Wentworth West Course.
Course Manager, Andy Baker, frequently
refers to the conditions at Ely City Golf Club as a 'grass
factory'. That does provide the opportunity for him to cre...
Up to 700,000 women and young people in the UK are 'very
interested in taking up golf this summer,' according to a new
survey to be published by Syngenta.
A new Turf Rewards scheme gives the chance to earn points from purchases, to convert to a range of valuable offers. A nationwide series of launch meetings ki...
Greenkeepers have been assured of the continued use of
Instrata fungicide, with confirmation of a new approval as part of
the EU pesticide registration revi...
Your chance to attend an exciting event showcasing the
latest research and technological innovations in turf
This year the event is being held at...
The NEW Spring/Summer issue of Turf Talk is now
available to download. Simply click on the image of the cover below
to get your copy.
'Growing Golf in the UK', a comprehensive market
research study that aims to help clubs and courses retain, attract
and grow their customer base, has now be...
March conditions have been a welcome relief to the
record breaking wet winter that made all the headlines - and caused
so much disruption and immense proble...
Round 2 of The Big Game Challenge is now open,
contiunuing your chance to win a place in a fabulous four ball on
the famous Wentworth West Course - plus an ...
The exceptional wet February conditions that deluged
large parts of the UK, especially southern and eastern England,
created unprecedented problems for g...
Turf plants have been under unprecedented levels of
disease pressure this winter, compounded by wet and windy weather
conditions that have too often prev...
There has been serious concern over the fate of ground nesting bumblebees in Operation Pollinator areas that have been underwater - but a built-in air bubble...
Results one of the most comprehensive pieces of golf market
research ever conducted in the UK will be presented at GolfBIC (Golf Business Indust...
If February 2014 repeats the experiences of recent years, there is every chance that mild weather will be on the cards. However, it has also been signifcant...
Over 130 greenkeepers and agronomists attending a
seminar on turf stress at BTME this week (21-23 January 2014),
heard Syngenta Turf Technical Manag...
Greenkeepers and turf agronomists have the chance to win a place
in a fabulous four-ball round of golf on the world-renowned West
Course of Wentworth Gol...
The inaugural Operation Pollinator Award 2013 has been
won by North Foreland Golf Club in Broadstairs, Kent.
The Award, run by The Sports Turf Research...
New trials to evaluate the optimum intervals for Primo
Maxx application have concluded that Growing Degree Day (GDD)
calculations used by green...
The Amenity Forum is to run a series of Winter Workshops
to bring anyone involved with the amenity sector up to date with
the latest developments in pest...
One of the industry's leading groundsmen, Len Smith, has
won the IOG Everris & Syngenta Lifetime Achievement Award. The
presentation was ma...
Detailed new research has revealed precisely what UK
golfers - and prospective players - want in a golf club. The
results point towards relaxed...
Long-term weather forecasters are predicting one of the
coldest ever winters for the UK this year, with dire predictions of
deep snow and prolo...
The latest issue of Turf Talk is packed with practical
information and ideas to help with turf management decisions this
winter, along with insightful ar...
Reducing the number of infective disease pathogens in
turf surfaces now could help achieve better long-term control of
damaging attacks over the winter.
The Amenity Forum has published its Top Ten Tips
for Pesticide Use. The document sets out important rules and key
factors to consider before pe...
Eric Brown, Global Turf Business
Manager of Syngenta, answers some of the key questions raised by
the company's detailed market resea...
A new survey has revealed that the number of people playing golf
in the UK could be doubled if clubs and courses were friendlier,
Speaking at a BIGGA Golf Education Day turf management seminar during SALTEX earlier this month, Dr Simon Watson of Syngenta urged turf mangers to: ‘Go in Gr...
The increasing use of artificial lighting rigs in football and
winter sports pitches has transformed playing conditions through
the season, wit...
Football pitch and sports turf managers could look at some of
the techniques used by greenkeepers to further enhance the quality
and cut the co...
Golf courses provide an essential haven for some of the
UKs most endangered insect species, and potentially hold the key to
restoring populations of esse...
Leeds Rhinos and Leeds Carnegie Head Groundsman, Jason
Booth, revealed his secrets of the Headingley Stadiums' highly
successful £1m pitch rebu...
One of the key aspects of successfully restoring or
establishing wildflowers in areas of golf course rough is the
removal of competitive coarse...
A new guide for pesticide use in amenity situations - including
golf courses, sports pitches, roads, railways and other public
areas - provides...
A new award that will reward golf clubs which have successfully
created pollen rich habitats on courses, leading to an increase in
Making the very best use of every input on the golf course was
the key message at the recent Turf Science Live event held at
Wentworth Golf Clu...
Will this summer turn out to be a scorcher, or another washout?
Early indications are that July is hot and settled, certainly for
the first half of the m...
The new Turf Talk for spring/summer 2013 is now available to download. Packed with topical advice and information it will highlight some of the ways to prepa...
The use of a wetting agent to hold soil moisture more evenly
through the soil profile could aid nutrient uptake and the
efficiency of fertiliser applicat...
The latest addition to the Syngenta Turf XC Nozzle range - the
025 Foliar nozzle - is now available. Specifically developed to
operate at slowe...
The first winner of the Qualibra Extreme picture
competition has been announced, and it's Jim Brown, Golf Course
Manager at The Carrick who wil...
Results of a detailed questionnaire of golfers at
the prestigious St Mellion International Golf Club in Cornwall has
clearly highlighted that c...
Register here if you are interested in a Syngenta Golf Player Survey for your club
Look out for your Golden Nozzle draw card that could win you a Syngenta application pack worth over £400. Check your unique number from the card at www.xcgol...
Application of Qualibra wetting and water conservation
agent can be faster and more effective when sprayed in a water
volume of just 500 litres per hecta...
The use of Primo Maxx could enhance the efficiency of nitrogen
fertiliser utilisation and reduce overall season-long requirements
on greens by ...
Although the country is still gripped in what is hopefully the final icy blast of winter, conditions will inevitably start to warm up soon. And after the inc...
A new on-line Nozzle Selector will enable turf managers and
sprayer operators to select the best combination of spray nozzle
and water volume t...
Greenkeepers, sprayer operators and students in the south west
of England had the chance to see the new Syngenta XC Nozzles in
action and pick ...
You could win a fabulous GoPro active video camera with
Qualibra. All you need to do is take a picture of your Qualibra
water bottle in an inte...
A free spring Turfgrass Seminar, hosted by Everris and Syngenta at Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday 6 March, will give greenkeepers and groundsmen in Ireland ...
Another extremely wet month in January has once again seen water
levels rising across the country. With groundwater reserves
restored and soils...
A series of leading golf clubs across the UK and Ireland
are doing their bit to reverse the plight of the bumblebee, and
demonstrate that the g...
The new range of Syngenta Turf XC Nozzles, launched at BTME last
month, offers a breakthrough for even application on turf
Plummeting winter temperatures could prove the precursor of
Microdochium (Fusarium) Patch attacks. When the current winter snow
and sleet melts, the prol...
Torrential rain in December concluded what was the second
wettest year on record, with most of that falling in the second
half of the year - resulting in...
Details of two exciting BTME Continue to Learn Seminars, including new results with Primo Maxx across the course and application skills with the launch of XC...
Keith Porter, Head Groundsman at Leigh Sports Village, has won
the prestigious title of IOG Everris/Syngenta Professional Rugby
With all the talk of Climate Change and Global Warming, it is easy to forget the experience of bitter cold and deep snow in December over recent years. A qui...
Syngenta has appointed Lars Tveter as the company's first Turf
& Landscape Business Manager for the Nordics. Lars combines his
wealth of kn...
The latest issue of Turf Talk is packed with ideas, information
and experience to help with management decisions this winter -
aimed to enhance...
Syngenta is to launch its new XC range of turf sprayer nozzles
at BTME in January. Designed to improve the accuracy and results
from every appl...
Operation Pollinator is creating a real buzz around North
Foreland Golf Club. Members and visitors are instantly captivated
in what's going, bu...
Two Operation Pollinator golf clubs are among the leading
winners in this year's Golf Environment Awards. Dan McGrath at
North Foreland GC has ...
John O'Gaunt Golf Club was the first club to sign up for the Syngenta Operation Pollinator initiative. Now it has been rewarded with the national accolade of...
The outstanding playing conditions at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in
Lincolnshire, which is the home of England Golf, attract golfers
all year round...
Massereene Golf Club in Northern Ireland has become the first Operation Pollinator Champion Club, with the aim of enhancing its attraction to both wildlife a...
Th trend for warmer autumn temperatures that keep turf growing for longer has implications for course management and especially disease control. New advice i...
Royal Dornoch Course Manager, Eoin Riddell, explains the steps he used with Rescue to resolve the issue of coarse grasses on the eighth green of the Champion...
Incredibly wet conditions have encouraged excessive coarse grass growth and prevented mowing this summer. Rescue treatment of rough in the autumn could help ...
Variable autumn weather conditions create a difficult dilemma
for appropriate fungicide choice. The best all round option is to
adopt a three-i...
Applying a fungicide that fails to move with actively growing
turf could seriously compromise any extended turf disease
protection through the ...
Despite the persistent wet weather and record rainfall this season, trials with the new Qualibra wetting and water conservation agent have highlighted the be...
The recent Turf Science Live event highlighted how innovation and the practical application of research-based science will be the key to satisfying sports pl...
Results of new turf trials have demonstrated that a programmed
approach, with a combination of
Greenmaster Liquid fertilizer and Banner
The latest issue of Turf Talk is packed with information and tips for summer turf management and planning for better turf playing quality. Download your copy...
Current weather patterns have played havoc with mowing regimes
and greenkeepers' efforts to maintain high quality playing
conditions for golf. After re...
Operation Pollinator increases the attractiveness of golf courses to biodiversity and players alike. A training workshop in Ireland explained what it can do,...
Physical heat is a major factor in turf stress. When temperatures climb to a point where the chemical balance and photosynthetic activity within the leaf is ...
Is thick rough making the challenge of links golf too difficult for players' enjoyment? Agronomist Eddie Connaughton provides his advice given to golf course...
The Ultimate Pitch offer from Everris and Syngenta brings the dream
of Primo Maxx
treated pitches within every groundsman's reach. The programme give
Greenkeepers and golf club managers can now find out exactly how
much money they could save on their course from taking advantage of
the Primo Maxx U...
Greens smoothness is everything when it comes to giving golfers
a better playing experience, according to STRI agronomist, Henry
Bechelet. He believes ...
Alleviating turf stress with balanced nutrition and wetting agent technology can help minimise disease and get the best results from fungicides, reports Lewi...
In the first of a series of 'Playing Consistent - Staying Consistent' seminar reports, Dr Simon Watson expalins the role of Qualibra in maintaining the turf ...
April 2011 continued the recent trend for warmer, brighter spring conditions - GreenCast looks at the implications for this season ...
The exciting new wetting and water conservation agent, Qualibra, is now
available from turf product distributors across the UK and Ireland.
Greenkeepers and club managers now have access to the results of
the Syngenta Golf Player Survey, which could help them focus their
efforts and investm...
The Golf Environment Awards 2012 are now open for entries from
golf courses across the UK. The Awards scheme showcases best
environmental practice at g...
The first of Dr Watson's E-Tech Bulletins outlines the essentials to create your fungicide strategy, including his advice for application timing and appropri...
With the 'Drought Summit' in this week's news, trials with the new wetting agent, Qualibra, have demonstrated its valuable role for water conservation and sh...
The first of a new series of 'how to' videos
will help GreenCast website users to get the best out of some
of the innovative and interactive feat...
Last night's brilliant BBC programme '
Bees, Butterflies and Blooms' encapsulated everything that
Operation Pollinator is aiming to achieve. In fact, ...
Freezing temperatures has now stopped turf growth, which can put plants under greater stress and increase susceptibility to disease. A switch to the Contact+...