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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Chris Cooper. Reading time: 10 minutes

Stage V for Cleaner Air

Here we talk to Chris Cooper, senior product marketing manager at The Toro Company, about what this legislation means for turfcare customers in the UK.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 10 minutes

Technology and Turfcare

With computer software, hybrid and all-electric equipment and even autonomous mowers being innovated and launched by forward-thinking companies, technology is helping turfcare businesses to better manage resources and helping workers to complete tasks faster.

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Neil Adams. Reading time: 10 minutes

Training and Machinery Maintenance

In our last article we spoke about the importance of training and how those in the industry have benefitted from it. Here training and development manager Neil Adams at Reesink Turfcare discusses how training benefits machinery maintenance, particularly in the winter.

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Neil Adams. Reading time: 8 minutes

The Importance of Training

Here training and development manager Neil Adams at Reesink Turfcare discusses the importance and benefits of training in today’s industry and speaks to customers who have recently undertaken some training and the benefits they attribute to that.

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Neil Adams. Reading time: 10 minutes

Health and Safety in the Turfcare Machinery Industry

Customers have realised that machines are a significant investment and in order to ensure the best results from them, and as long a working life as possible, then they need to be operated correctly.

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Reg Varney. Reading time: 10 minutes

Lake and Pond Dynamics

We don’t need to remind ourselves of the challenges we face in terms of the volumes and quality of water used, even in areas that we believed were immune from shortages. This means more often people are turning towards unconventional resources such as recycled water.

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Reg Varney. Reading time: 8 minutes

Aeration: The Name of the Game

In order to find the right system for your pond, lake or reservoir, having an understanding of what aeration is and which systems are the real deal is vital, says Reg Varney, international region manager for water quality management specialist, Otterbine.

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Robert Jackson. Reading time: 8 minutes

The Summer When Brown Was the New Green

With golf courses across the country burnt brown in August, here we talk to Robert Jackson, irrigation field sales manager for Reesink Turfcare, who discusses irrigating during heat.

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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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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

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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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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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: 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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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Andy Brown. Reading time: 5 mins

What Matters Most in Greens Aeration

Aeration is one of the most important turf management practices that can be implemented on a golf course. However, players don’t always understand the value of aeration when it interferes with play on the course. The key is finding the right balance between the two things that matter most: turf health and course operations.

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