The wealth of technical knowledge from the Reesink Turfcare team has long been valued by the industry and we are regularly and frequently asked to share that knowledge in publications such as Pitchcare, Greenkeeping and The Golf Business. Here, we bring you all that turfology.*

*Turfology, a definition. The suffix 'ology' describes a field of study or expertise. Here it means the understanding of turf maintenance. The perfect embodiment of this section which brings together all our knowledge from published articles on maintaining turf and landscapes.

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What Matters Most in Greens Aeration

Balancing Turf and Player Needs for a Successful Operation
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Neil Adams. Reading time: 10 minutes

How will the SUD's New Legislation Changes Affect Greenkeepers?

As the Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)’s legislation changes around sprayer testing near, Neil Adams, head of training at Reesink Turfcare, explains how it will affect greenkeeping professionals and offers advice on how to prepare.

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Michael Hampton. Reading time: 8 minutes

Machinery Maintenance – Top Tips for Winter

Here in the northern hemisphere winter means machinery maintenance. With less mowing the workshop will now be busier with annual servicing and checks to make sure each and every machine is running to the best of its ability. Even more so for machinery needed in the field during the harder, harsher mowing conditions that winter brings.

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Trevor Chard. Reading time: 8 minutes

Put an End to Your Aeration Problems

Aeration is an essential part of turf maintenance for most greenkeepers and groundsmen. It is widely recognised as the most important task implemented on fine turf and there are few single procedures than can produce as many benefits for the grass. However, there can be widely differing views about what’s best practice and the most effective techniques to employ.

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Rob Green. Reading time: 6 minutes

Back to Basics

Bringing the benefit of that content to the readers of Pitchcare, Rob shares his top tips to enable course managers to more confidently manage their irrigation systems and develop a degree of self-sufficiency.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 6 minutes

A Finance First for Irrigation from Reesink

As the first distributor in the UK to offer customers fixed term finance on its irrigation products, here we talk to Robert Jackson, irrigation field sales manager for Reesink, who says it was about time the same rules applied to one of the biggest assets a club can own.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 8 minutes

True Innovation with Every Renovation

The type of upgrade and the equipment installed all impact on what can be achieved and how much it will cost. A well-designed ‘modern’ system installed to a good standard should be ‘upgradeable’ and the costs need not be prohibitive. The key is to know what you have and not to be afraid to call in help.

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Reg Varney. Reading time: 10 minutes

Pond Dynamics and Summer

Plant life changes significantly as well during summer thanks to the warmer temperatures, higher nutrient levels and light associated with it. This creates a high demand for oxygen when a pond’s ability to provide it is at its all-time low.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 8 minutes

Irrigation Technology Can Cut Long Term Costs

Driven in part by growing pressure on turf professionals to deliver consistent playing surfaces throughout ever-extended seasons, irrigation is now recognised for the wider benefits a well-managed system can give to not just the ‘playability’ of the turf, but its overall health and longevity.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 8 minutes

Every Drop Counts

Here Reesink Turfcare’s irrigation manager, Robert Jackson, outlines the ways in which wastage is controlled throughout the warmer months and beyond.

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Rob Green. Reading time: 6 minutes

Don't Be Caught Out in the Cold This Winter!

It’s not too late to protect irrigation systems against the cold and frost if you delayed or decided against the winter shutdown procedures in the late autumn.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 10 minutes

Act Now for Future Gains

Optimised efficiency in water usage is one of the greatest challenges in the sustainability of sport surfaces. Therefore optimising water consumption by increasing usage efficiency and utilising innovative technologies needs to be high up on greenkeepers and groundsmen agendas, says Toro distributor Reesink Turfcare’s irrigation manager, Robert Jackson.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 10 minutes

Irrigation Maintenance Checklist

Routine irrigation inspections are as important as any other aspect of professional turf maintenance and allow you to take control of any issues, providing the opportunity to correct them before they turn into bigger, more costly problems.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 8 minutes

What Lies Beneath

Whatever your sports surface, turf professionals everywhere have water considerations at this time of year and Robert Jackson, irrigation manager at Reesink Turfcare, UK distributor for Toro irrigation, presents a roundup of top tips, as well as guidance on utilising the latest irrigation technology.

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Reg Varney. Reading time: 8 minutes

The Importance of Water Quality

Consider the negative impact of ingesting polluted water and air. These same principles hold true in the aquatic ecosystem and in managing our golf courses, landscapes and properties. Oddly water is our most important natural resource, but it is far from understood.

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