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February 2020 Diaries

The key agronomic principle for February is to maximise recovery from winter damage whilst also protecting against inclement weather, at a time when the...

in Best of the Rest - on 1/2/20

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Most Read

Throughout 2019, Pitchcare brought you high quality articles across all sports disciplines; interviews with greenkeepers and groundsmen at some of the...

in Best of the Rest - on 8/1/20

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September 2019 Diaries

September marks the beginning of autumn and, for the wild grass plant, a time for May’s flush of growth, June’s fluorescence of flowering and July’s...

in Best of the Rest - on 1/9/19

Large White by Jack Mortimer

August 2019 Diaries

August signals the start of late summer and, with it, shorter days and cooler nights than the long days of June and warm sticky nights of July.

in Best of the Rest - on 1/8/19

London Stadium Mowing

London Stadium transforms

London Stadium has released dramatic time lapse footage showing the transformation of the venue for four different sport and music events in just three...

in Best of the Rest - on 24/7/19


Bowling green maintenance

The joys of spring soon come round each year. The Bowling Green fraternity will soon be seen out practicing and playing on their bowling greens up and...

in Best of the Rest - on 23/4/19


Petrol used to dry field!

Petrol and fire are not the most prudent means of drying a wet playing field. Petrol is a poison, and fire is famously ruinous to most life forms. Unfortunately...

in Best of the Rest - on 10/4/19

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April 19 Pitch Diaries

At any time of the year, and particularly during April when there tends to be disparity between day time highs and night time low temperatures, accompanied...

in Best of the Rest - on 1/4/19

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Hoping nature saves them

The intense heat has made pitch preparation problematic, and some drastic solutions were found in the summer of 1976.

in Best of the Rest - on 3/8/18

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The Art of Divoting

Groundsmen know that player safety is the most important thing to a club and a safe pitch is paramount. A safe pitch has an even surface with no bumps...

in Best of the Rest - on 20/11/17

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Now Hiring…

From Superintendent magazine in the United States comes this article on staff recruitment by Anthony Pioppi. Many Course Managers and Head Greenkeepers...

in Best of the Rest - on 13/10/17

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Groundskeeper Pete Flynn

Tributes are being paid to a Leitrim native who has been described as one of the most famous Irishmen in America.

in Best of the Rest - on 6/7/17

EU declared Monsanto weedkiller safe after intervention from controversial US official.

Weedkiller declared safe

The European Food Safety Authority dismissed a study linking a Monsanto weedkiller to cancer after counsel from a US Environmental Protection Agency officer...

in Best of the Rest - on 30/5/17


Elvis the groundsman!

Compelling 'evidence' surrounding Elvis Presley

in Best of the Rest - on 26/6/16

Hollyfields Bowling Club

Limagrain bowls up!

Mark Allen, Midlands area sales manager for Amenity Land Solutions Ltd (ALS), has reported glowing results from using Limagrain's MM10 grass seed mixture...

in Best of the Rest - on 24/3/16

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Joe and Harry and You II

Pitchcare Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry concludes his two-part article on how your personal and professional development can be helped...

in Best of the Rest - on 9/3/16