With the current cost of energy, it is going to be expensive to maintain the approximately seven degrees grass pitches need to stay healthy. What can be done affordably to help grass survive the winter?
Cutting sports fields is one of the most time consuming, uninspiring and repetitive activities one will have at a sports club. Autonomous mowing robots are less demanding and can do it cheaper. They don’t have any expectations, free up manpower that can be used elsewhere and are more affordable. The two best known autonomous mowing robots each have their own personality.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pursuing synthetic turf surfaces that have the playing characteristics of wet turf but do not require watering to achieve them. It is an ambitious desire and one that looks difficult to achieve. What is the present status?
Energy costs for grass field maintenance can be slashed significantly by adopting a holistic approach that replaces a reactive field maintenance regime with a pro-active field care regime. Understanding what it is that a section of grass needs for that particular moment and acting accordingly, avoids unnecessary wastage both at the premises as well as further down the supply chain.
FIFA has finally adopted definitions for the various types of infill used in long-pile synthetic turf fields. In addition, the football governing body has also sharpened the definition for a non filled system to end the debate of what product constitutes being called a non filled system.
The results for grass seed producer DLF have never been this strong, DLF CEO Truels Damsgaard said when presenting their latest financial results.
Polyethylene comes in various qualities, which has encouraged some to start specifying the quality of the raw material in an attempt to safeguard themselves from investing in an inferior quality synthetic turf product. However, the quality of synthetic turf is achieved through a variety of factors.
A team of British and Canadian researchers has concluded that injury incidence rates between synthetic turf, hybrid and grass pitches, do not significantly differ. However, they did notice differences in mean severity and mean burden of injuries sustained between playing surfaces.
The Dutch FA (KNVB) has established an online portal to help clubs and groundsmen in achieving the best possible natural grass football pitches. The platform unites technology, knowledge and expertise available in the Netherlands.
Atlas Turf International has confirmed that Jebsen & Jessen will be their exclusive distributor for the Southeast Asian region. Jebsen & Jessen will offer Atlas Turf’s complete line of turfgrass products in the countries Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.