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Dave Blacknall works his magic for Colchester’s FA Cup tie
Colchester United’s long-established head groundsman Dave Blacknall talks about pitch preparations for the club’s historic cup tie at the Essex club’s Weston Homes Community Stadium
Pitch advice offered at Rugby League Clubs Conference - FREE places for first...
The countdown is on ahead of the inaugural Community Rugby League Clubs’ Conference on Saturday 20 February, at Robin Park Arena, Wigan.
Winner of SALTEX ‘heart’ competition announced
The winner of the SALTEX ‘heart’ competition has been revealed as Paul Woolley, proprietor of Diligentis - a garden maintenance business operating in South Staffordshire.
Perennial launches Diamond Partner scheme and welcomes the IOG as one of its...
Horticulture trade charity Perennial has launched a new Diamond supporter level within its Perennial Partner scheme, allowing businesses to show their support by signing up...
Results of SALTEX - Visitor Survey Revealed
The 70th SALTEX exhibition exceeded all expectations after an independent audit confirmed the exhibition as the largest turf management event in the UK with a total of 8,714 attending.
ECB gearing up to help flood-affected clubs - aided by IOG regional pitch...
Dan Musson and the rest of the ECB's facilities and investment team are braced for a hectic start to 2016 providing practical support to the many clubs who have been hit by Storm Desmond, Eva, or i
Sport England's Flood relief fund expanded to help more communities recover
Sport England has increased its emergency flood relief fund to £400,000 to help people repair sports pitches and facilities destroyed by this winter's unprecedented rainfall.
Emergency Football Relief Fund
The Emergency Football Relief Fund has been established using funding from the Premier League, The FA and Government as a response to the recent storms that have affected the North of England.
Free weed, pest and disease control update events
The Amenity Forum is holding a series of free, half-day updating events across the UK in early 2016. These run from January through to April.
The IOG's response to the Government's Strategy for Sport
While the Government’s new strategy for sport – ‘Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation’ – does, indeed, mention groundsmanship and the need for well-maintained playing surfaces (and