For most European countries, February is traditionally a cold month with the risk of a lot of wind and precipitation. However in the pacific, you're entering the hottest part of the year and without a doubt a very stressful time for the pitch, whether it be bermudagrass or oversown with Ryegrass. In this month's Pitch Tips, we'd like to give some pointers for both situations.
Different sports, playing schedules, stadium types and climates. Not to mention financial recourses, machinery and staff capacity. Every groundsman faces many different challenges, but they all have the same goal: deliver a top quality pitch. For the first time ever we will host two different Masterclasses for all of our customers, one in the UK and one in the USA. We will concentrate on the solutions to all different kinds of problems that are faced within different sports en playing schedules.
New Year is just around the corner! Our agronomists wrote down some tips for you to keep your grass growing and maintain the best possible quality in the very first month of 2017.
Last October we introduced the UVC180: a machine that prevents and treats fungal diseases with UVC light. In other words, the biological solution for disease control. After a successful trial at Real Madrid and showcase at SALTEX, the UVC180 went to St. Georges Park in November for further testing.
The grounds team used the machine daily, alternating two hybrid pitches. Alan Ferguson, Head of Grounds & Estates - The FA Group, says the results are very encouraging.
This months pitch tips are written for both the northern hemisphere countries with temperate climates and countries in the southern hemisphere going into hot/tropical summer.
We’re taking our LED tests to the stadium! PSV Eindhoven was our very first customer and their Philips Stadium will also be the first to trial our LED lighting unit.