When Royal Cinque Ports played host to the Open Qualifying Tournament last month, Syngenta Business Manager, Daniel Lightfoot, joined the tournament preprati...
The Operation Pollinator Awards 2016 are now open for
entries. The competition seeks to reward golf clubs that have
created ecological features that are man...
With the immense pressure on groundsmen to renovate
pitches between the close of one sporting season and the start of
the next, successful seed germ...
In the fourth of the Renovation Special features from Turf Talk, this extended version gives more details and information on what can be achieved with Qualib...
Creating an Olympic standard equine cross country course
through the historic Greenwich Park posed huge challenges for the
organisors; none more so ...
London Design Week is seeking to transform Trafalgar
Square into a giant crazy golf course.
THE VISIONARY LONDON CRAZY GOLF VIDE...
In the third of our TURF TALK RENOVATION SPECIAL
features, Henry Bechelet and Dr Andy Owen, Technical Managers with
ICL, explain some of their trial...
There's a brand new issue of the acclaimed Syngenta Turf Talk
magazine to download for free NOW. It's packed with information and
advice to help wit...
Renovation creates a triple-whammy of effects that can
trigger damaging disease outbreaks, which could undo all the
investment in time and money tha...
In the first of a series of Renovation Special Features, Paul Woodman of STRI highlights the need to go to the root of the problem to cure surface issues.
After an exceptionally mild winter spring growth has, again, been slow to take off. A review of Greencast weather data, first published in IOG Groundsman ma...
New packaging and new recommendations for Qualibra now
makes the leading innovative wetting agent more affordable and
fully justifiable for fairway ...
Entries for the Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards 2016
close on March 29th. Enter now for your chance to win great prizes
and the ultimate...
Operation Pollinator Award winner and former first
assistant at Elsham Golf Club, Anthony Darker, has joined
Lincolnshire based turf grower Tillers ...
Golf is set to feature at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games,
and give a welcome boost for the game's profile. The new Olympic
Course has already be decalared a gre...
East Berkshire Golf Club greenkeeper, Scott Roberts,
captured some great images using his Syngenta Turf Microscope last
week (4 March) that highligh...
After another relatively benign mild winter for 2015/16,
February's grey, wet and, towards the end, cold night weather
conditions across most of the...
Starting wetting agent programmes earlier this spring
will aid faster recovery of turf quality, and ensure plants remain
healthier through the summe...
BTME once again proved to be a great experience for
greenkeepers and turf managers - and none more so than the winners
of the #SYNGENTA CHALLEN...
A new mobile-phone App from Syngenta has given
greenkeepers and turf managers the opportunity to maintain their
spray records simply and effect...
For most greenkeepers and turf managers, January has
become synonymous with struggling to cope with saturated soils and
flooding across the UK....
Greenkeepers and turf managers are under ever
increasing scrutiny to record and justify every spray application.
Good spray record keeping is also an ess...
The latest issue of Turf Talk is available to download
With a fresh new look, it's packed with articles and advice to
help maintain hig...
Record warm temperatures through an
extended autumn and early winter has already been accompanied by
some intense storms, with periods of heavy...
Syngenta put females first at Golf Club Managers
Association Conference. Syngenta Golf Ambassador Carin Koch was
among the expert speakers for ...
Wildflower habitats make golf courses a more attractive
place for pollinators, and for players.
Too often golf courses get a bad press - port...
Former Derby County groundsman, Bob Smith, has received
the IOG Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Syngenta and ICL
The UK's top amenity sprayer operators have been
recognised with the inaugural Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year
Sponsored by Syn...
The BTME Continue to Learn programme offers the
exceptional opportunity to catch up with the latest greenkeeping
agronomy advances and initiatives, as we...
ICL (formerly Everris) has launched a new website to
provide greenkeepers and turf managers with quick access to
information and advice on its ...
A Technically Turf seminar for visitors to this year's
SALTEX event will
reveal the evolution of Primo Maxx use for sports turf mangement,
and look at s...
AUTUMN CHILL EXTENDS DISEASE FEARS - After several
seasons of Indian summers and extended warm dry conditions, this
year September had a far mo...
Course managers and greenkeepers could effectively and
unobtrusively control dense coarse grasses in rough with Rescue
treatment now, as the gr...
Everris, part of the ICL group, has
launched its 2015/16 product guide.
The new guide will provide a thorough and
detailed look into all of ...
Over 80 greenkeepers and groundsmen from across the
country had the exciting chance to experience the inner workings of
the UK's largest and mo...
Visitors to this year's Turf Science Live event, held at
the Syngenta Jealott's Hill International Research Station in
Berkshire, were given th...
A surge in summer temperatures, and several months of
below average rainfall for many areas, has put the focus back on
water management for spo...
Syngenta has broadcast the latest video in its series of
short documentaries highlighting golf clubs driving business
through increased female ...
Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds played host to the
recent Pitch Focus event - an interactive event that showcased the
Summer outbreaks of Fusarium may not cause the
large-scale damage seen in winter, but, at a time when all players
expectthe very best possible ...
The latest issue of Turf Talk is available to download now.
With a fresh new look, it's packed with articles and advice to
help maintain high...
Shane O'Neill has won the Student Greenkeeper of the
Year Award, sponsored by Everris, as part of the Longford and
Westmeath Education and Trai...
Last year the Syngenta Big Game Challenge set a series
of questions around turf health enhancement and techniques for
stress relief management ...
Moortown Golf Club has changed the way they have managed
and maintained their rough over the years. Everything has been
tried - from wall to wa...
National Golf Month (May, 2015) has created an exciting
platform to get more people into golf. This year there is a real
focus on the potential...
National Golf Month (www.nationalgolfmonth.com)
tees off today (1 May), with hundreds of free opportunities across
the UK. Its aim is to encour...
The Syngenta Turf Science Microscopes are providing a
fascinating insight into the detail of turf health and what is
happening with turf manage...
Daniel Lightfoot demonstrates the Syngenta Turf Science
Microscope and his tips for how you can get the best
Plus how to share ...
Greenkeepers have an essential role to help their Clubs
to make the most of National Golf Month in May. There is huge
Greenkeepers in Ireland now have full approval for the
innovative multi-active Syngenta turf fungicide, Instrata. The new option provides a powe...
Now is the last chance to
win some great prizes - and the ultimate accolade for your Club and
your CV by becoming the Amenity Sprayer Operator ...
Improved management of water at the soil surface could
help reduce the build-up of thatch organic matter and enhance
consistent surface playabi...
Syngenta has welcomed 2015 Solheim Cup Captain and
leading Ladies European Tour (LET) professional Carin Koch as the
company's first Golf Ambas...
This week Turf Business magazine published an insight
into Disease Control Inside Out and a pair of 3-D glasses. You can
now see the full story...
Syngenta has unveiled its latest 'Unlocking Golf's True
Potential' case study video, showcasing a highly successful women's
golf project at Mai...
Syngenta has joined forces
with BIGGA to extend its exciting project to support and help to
revitalise the golf industry - Unlocking Golf's Tru...
A new amenity initiative is set to recognise and reward
the industry's best sprayer operators. The Amenity Forum's Sprayer
Operator of the Year...
Turf and amenity sprayer operators can now get an
instant calculator for precise product inclusion rates in spray
tank mixes, with the free Syn...
A better understanding of turf disease pathogens and how
they attack plants will now enable greenkeepers, turf managers and
agronomists to impr...
The lucky winners of the Syngenta Big Game Challenge have been
announced. They will now enjoy a fabulous four-ball round of the
The Syngenta report Growing the
Game of Golf: Female Participation was launched in London this
week (16 December) to an audience of golf indust...
Friendlier, 'less masculine' clubs could encourage more
women to take up golf, according to new Syngenta research of
players' demands and how t...
Derek Walder, former groundsman at Wimbledon FC and for
almost 40 years site manager of the annual SALTEX Sports Amenity
& Landscape Trade ...
Greenkeepers, golf club managers and consultants can now
get instant access to a series of exciting case studies and
initiatives that highlight...
Read the new issue of Turf Talk packed with practical
advice to help improve your turf management this winter, along with
the latest results of...
Watch this brilliant video made to celebrate the work of
the greenstaff and volunteers who worked to make the Ryder Cup such
an incredible succ...
Syngenta has appointed Master Greenkeeper, Daniel
Lightfoot MSc, as the company's new Business Manager for Turf,
Vegetation & Pest Manageme...
A new short documentary video, produced by Syngenta to
support its ongoing market research into youth and female
participation, has showcased t...
Now is the last chance to win in The
Big Game Challenge - with a place in a greenkeepers' four-ball
on the awesome Wentworth West Course up for...
Leading turfgrass specialist, Marcela Munoz, hasd been
appointed as theSyngenta's new Technical Services Manager for Turf
& Vegetation Mana...
BTME 2015 will give you the first chance to see and find
out about Disease Control Inside Out.
Revolutionary new imagery from Syngenta's Glob...
After record breaking warm and dry conditions in
September, the arrival of October should herald the onset of autumn
- and with it cooling, wet...
Golf greens currently contain surface thatch levels on
average 60% higher than is desirable for optimal turf health and
playability. And that a...
Getting youth into golf
See where the next generation of golfers are going to come from,
and what you need to do to attract them …
New techniques for rough management ensures Bowood Golf Resort
is providing what its Club Pro and players demand …...
High temperatures and dry weather conditions can result
in turf stress that typically causes over 30% reduction in root
mass of turf grass plants during ...
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 effec...
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...
You can now enter the prestigious Operation Pollinator
Awards, with the chance to win your Club valuable advice and
wildlflower seed to extend your envir...
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 ...
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 r...
Your chance to attend an exciting event showcasing the
latest research and technological innovations in turf
This year the event is being he...
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 the game of golf
Download a report of the industry's most talked about survey,
for an insight to help grow the game of golf …...
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 pro...
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 ...
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...