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Category Archives: Features

The great Poa dispute

The great Poa dispute

Features, Sport / 24th February 2017

by @alistairbeggs (STRI head of advisory) Clenched teeth, anger, palpitations and emotional outbursts are not just the symptoms of mass hysteria, but also characteristics to be found…

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Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part one

Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part one

Features, Sport / 20th February 2017

by @strituf_paulw Picture the scene. The greenkeeper is proudly laying turf on a newly constructed tee, when he hears the ‘banter’ of the passing golfer…

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Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Ecology, Environments, Features / 9th February 2017

by @striturf_sophie March signals the beginning of many wildlife events, some of which determine how we manage the landscape. Whether you manage a golf course…

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What makes the perfect pitch?

What makes the perfect pitch?

Features, Sport / 6th December 2016

It doesn’t matter if the players who step on to your pitch are worth £20million or less than a bag of crisps, everyone involved in…

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Time for bespoke training

Time for bespoke training

Features, Sport / 22nd November 2016

Devoting time and energy to training can be an exasperating process. Budgets are tight, travelling offsite is time consuming and your staff have different requirements….

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Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Environments, Features / 8th November 2016

As Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies draw near agronomy manager Steve Gingell reviews the preparations, management and aftercare at the Thiepval Memorial, when it…

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How to tackle the earthworm casting headache

How to tackle the earthworm casting headache

Features, Sport / 1st November 2016

One of the most problematical turf issues faced across western Europe is earthworm casting. STRI’s turfgrass agronomist Conor Nolan investigates their murky underground world for…

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Guide to engaging an ecologist

Guide to engaging an ecologist

Ecology, Environments, Features / 10th October 2016

As the autumn nights draw in your golf club’s attention may be turning to course refurbishment, landscaping or extensions. Perhaps tree removal, pond cleaning or changing…

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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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New #sport pictures being installed @striturf head office #UK today #workspace https://t.co/RgnHcnJynO about 12 hours ago