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Understanding plant water use – Evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration is a term used to describe the water consumed by plants over a period of time. Evepotranpiration is the water loss occurring from the process of evaporation and transpiration. Evaporation occurs when water changes to vapor on either soil or plant surfaces. Transpiration refers to the water loss through the leaves of plants. Evapotranspiration is …

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Why is it important to use loam/clay over native soil on a cricket wicket?

It’s no secret that preparing a cricket wicket can be classed as an art. A lot of knowledge and skill goes into preparing a top grade wicket, as anyone who has attempted it will know. Before you can even start any work, the most important part is ensuring you have suitable loam or clay. What …

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Beginner’s guide, plant growth regulators

Growth regulators are used in sports turf primarily to regulate and suppress grass growth. That has advantages for time and cost savings, but also some real advantages for maintaining consistent surface playability. You can vary the amount of suppression by increasing the application rate. Essentially, the higher the rate, the less the turf will grow …

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High Sheriff Award – Simon Moore

March 28th 2024 Congratulations to Simon Moore who received an award in recognition of his great and valuable services to the community. Awarded by Pradeep Bhardwaj at a great venue, Monkton Combe School. This is a fantastic achievement and recognition for all his hard work within the industry. Simon with his High Sheriff Award Pradeep presenting …

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GroundsFest Introduces Education Fund to Support Future Grounds Management Leaders

In a significant move to nurture the next generation of grounds management professionals, the GroundsFest team recently visited Wiltshire College University Centre to officially launch the GroundsFest Education Fund. This initiative marks an important step forward in the industry, aimed at empowering students and tackling key challenges in the field. During their visit, the GroundsFest …

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Our Top Recommended Books on Turf Management

Looking to expand your turf management knowledge? We’ve read dozens of educational turf management books, and these are our current favourites.  Note: Buying a book through one of our links helps to support the free operation and services provided by International Greenkeepers For Hire. Affiliate commission is one of the ways in which IGFH is …

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