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Category Archives: Research

STRI at the Wimbledon Championships 2019

STRI at the Wimbledon Championships 2019

News, Research / 17th July 2019

A team of STRI researchers, headed up by manager Mark Ferguson, has returned from the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.   STRI has worked with the AELTC…

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The Rise, Fall and Rise of Grass Court Tennis

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Grass Court Tennis

News, Research, Sport / 1st July 2019

The common misconception that widespread grass court tennis is on the wane couldn’t be further from the truth. STRI research manager, Mark Ferguson, discusses the…

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Neil Stubley discusses Wimbledon R&D at STRI

Neil Stubley discusses Wimbledon R&D at STRI

News, Research, Sport / 28th June 2019

Ahead of Wimbledon 2019, Neil Stubley, Head of Courts and Horticulture at Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) discusses global tennis R&D and championship…

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The evolution of research at STRI

The evolution of research at STRI

News, Research, Sport / 11th June 2019

STRI’s research operations manager, Dr Christian Spring, tells us about about global research development and diversification at STRI.     STRI: Please describe your role…

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STRI launches TurfSync sports surface performance tracker

STRI launches TurfSync sports surface performance tracker

News, Research, Sport / 10th June 2019

STRI Group is delighted to announce the arrival of our new sports surface performance tracker – TurfSync.   The TurfSync tracker connects the team and…

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Book now for STRI Research 2019

Book now for STRI Research 2019

Features, News, Research, Trade News / 24th May 2019

STRI has announced that its annual research open days will take place on 25 and 26 September 2019.   The event, which takes place at…

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How turf changed tennis at Wimbledon

How turf changed tennis at Wimbledon

News, Research, Sport / 21st May 2019

STRI research manager, Mark Ferguson, tells Turf Matters how an unassuming turf plant changed the nature of grass court tennis at Wimbledon forever.   Remember…

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Book now to attend STRI Research 2019

Book now to attend STRI Research 2019

News, Research, Sport, Trade News / 8th May 2019

We are pleased to announce that the eighth annual STRI Research event will take place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September 2019.   This…

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Subscribe to the STRI Bulletin

Subscribe to the STRI Bulletin

  The Bulletin is a sport industry magazine representing the latest news and opinion from across the STRI Group. It is distributed quarterly across six…

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Time to tackle peak turfgrass disease season

Time to tackle peak turfgrass disease season

News, Research, Training / 26th November 2018

It’s that time of year, when growth slows, temperatures drop and we start to get consistent and persistent dewy mornings. The main event is here…

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Monitoring impacts of EU Exit on the pesticides sector

Monitoring impacts of EU Exit on the pesticides sector

Research, Trade News / 21st November 2018

Defra research study   What are we doing? Although there is still uncertainty about future arrangements for EU Exit, Defra and other government departments are…

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STRI scoops accolade from Bradford University

STRI scoops accolade from Bradford University

Features, News, Research / 27th September 2018

STRI has scooped two gongs at the University of Bradford’s Summer Experience Awards last night.   We are thrilled to have won the Outstanding Placement…

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Going through the gear

Going through the gear

Features, News, Research / 30th July 2018

How does a groundsman or greenkeeper make the right choice when purchasing large pieces of costly equipment, or even replacing a whole fleet? STRI’s grounds…

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The battle with mental health in greenkeeping

The battle with mental health in greenkeeping

Features, News, Research / 5th July 2018

Opening up about mental health issues is still rare in the workplace, even more so in the stout-hearted world of turf. STRI deputy grounds manager, Tim Randall,…

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STRI at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

STRI at the 2018 Wimbledon Championships

News, Research / 26th June 2018

The Pimms is poised, the strawberries are ripening and the whites are being starched. Wimbledon, the oldest tennis tournament in the world, will soon be…

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Join us at STRI Research 2018

Join us at STRI Research 2018

Features, News, Research / 21st June 2018

Join STRI’s team of global sports turf industry specialists and our event partners for the seventh annual research event on 19/20 September. Enjoy a day…

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Emergency Authorisation for Acelepryn granted

Emergency Authorisation for Acelepryn granted

News, Research / 11th June 2018

An Emergency Authorisation has been granted for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket on golf course…

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STRI Group announce Research Day dates

STRI Group announce Research Day dates

News, Research / 5th June 2018

STRI Group has announced the dates for its free annual Research Day event, hosted at its world-class facilities in West Yorkshire.   Greenkeepers, grounds staff,…

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STRI appoint new research manager

STRI appoint new research manager

News, Research / 10th April 2018

STRI Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Matthew Clark as its new research manager. Matt, will be managing a wide range of research…

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STRI announces training course dates for 2018

STRI announces training course dates for 2018

News, Research / 9th April 2018

STRI is pleased to announce dates for turf industry training courses held this autumn/winter at our UK headquarters in Bingley, West Yorkshire.   The professional…

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Spring leaps into operations role

Spring leaps into operations role

News, Research / 20th December 2017

STRI Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Christian Spring as its new Research Operations Manager.     Christian, who joined STRI as…

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The smart way to manage disease

The smart way to manage disease

Features, News, Research / 6th October 2017

Improving your turfgrass management skills is an important part of career progression in the turf industry. Here, STRI’s head of research, Dr Ruth Mann, gives…

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STRI Research 2017 in pictures

STRI Research 2017 in pictures

Features, News, Research / 5th October 2017

Following another successful STRI Research event at our UK head office and sport research facility in September, we bring you the best images from over…

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Join us for STRI Research 2017

Join us for STRI Research 2017

News, Research / 20th July 2017

Join the STRI team, and our industry partners, for the free annual research open days held at our headquarters in West Yorkshire. On September 20th…

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Shaping our sporting landscapes

Shaping our sporting landscapes

Research, Sport / 3rd July 2017

Research manager, Mark Ferguson, talks to the Independent‘s David Barnett about Wimbledon 2017, the work STRI conducts into sports turf research, and preparing the best sporting surfaces.    …

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The future of the turf industry?

The future of the turf industry?

Features, Research / 7th June 2017

The sports turf industry is always changing. The next generation of greenkeepers and groundstaff will have some very interesting benefits and dilemmas to consider. STRI…

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Pesticide Usage Survey

Pesticide Usage Survey

Research / 17th May 2017

Take part in a nationwide Fera Science pesticide usage survey and help the amenity industry gather important data within the UK.   The survey has…

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STRI Research 2016 round-up

STRI Research 2016 round-up

Features, Research / 3rd October 2016

STRI Research 2016 took place at our headquarters in Bingley on 21/22 September and featured stations from Bayer, Farmura an Aquatrols Company, ICL, SISGrass, SWDsystems,…

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Operation Pollinator Awards now open

Operation Pollinator Awards now open

News, Research / 8th September 2016

The Operation Pollinator Awards 2016 are now open for entries. The competition rewards golf clubs that have created ecological features that attract essential pollinating insects…

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Ten reasons why you should have a green roof

Ten reasons why you should have a green roof

Environments, Features, Research / 23rd August 2016

by @striturf_tomy You may have noticed that more and more buildings are now being constructed with their roofs covered in plants. Known as ‘living roofs’…

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Join the STRI Team – Groundsperson

Join the STRI Team – Groundsperson

News, Research / 23rd May 2016

STRI is the largest independent sports turf consultancy in the world and is rapidly expanding its resources, research facilities and services to meet the demands…

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An STRI team of researchers has returned from the #Wimbledon Championships, headed up by research manager, Mark Fer… https://t.co/URtQhLbvQL about 10 hours ago