The venue of the Aegon Classic, won in 2015 by Australian Open Champion Angela Kerber, Edgbaston Priory’s stunning grounds include eight grass courts, seven artificial grass courts, four American clay courts and three macadam courts. The primary focus of the day will be on the management of the club’s grass courts where Grounds Manager David Lawrence and the team implement what he describes as sustainable and affordable nutrition, maintenance and renovation on the courts. There will also be some focus on hard court surface marking, moss and algae control and overall site conservation including species and habitat management.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Attendees will learn from the grounds team and industry experts how to get the best from an array of products and equipment for surface performance and presentation.
The ‘Turf Tactics at Edgbaston Priory in association with Pitchcare’ is open to all grounds managers of clay based sports surfaces and places are free but limited. Lunch, snacks and refreshments are provided to all attendees. Please Note: Turf Tactics is Not open for trade attendees.
Turf Tactics DAY Starts at 9.45am AND Includes:
- Site Tour of the Edgbaston Priory Club – Led by Edgbaston Priory staff
Featuring: What’s in the Shed and What surfaces do we have?
- Managing Artificial and Tarmac Tennis Surfaces – Led by Sports and Courts
Featuring: A Look at the overall management of artificial surfaces, including line marking, moss and algae management.
- Benefits of Primo Maxx – Led by ICL and Edgbaston Priory staff
Featuring: A look at how a good Primo Maxx programme, integrated in to a good fertiliser programme, can actually produce a cost saving due to the benefits of the product, such as disease resistance, wear tolerance, better rooting, drought resistance and a denser sward.
- Aeration Techniques – Led by Campey Turf Care and Edgbaston Priory staff
Featuring: Demonstrations of the Campey Air injector (AIR2G2) and a traditional solid tine aerator. Discussing how the machines vary and how both can be incorporated into maintenance regimes and the benefits
- Seed Selection and Conservation Management – Led by Limagrain and ALS
Featuring: Seed Selection – Looking at the right seed for clay based soils – depending on desired characteristics. Site Conservation and Ecology – Wildflower seed management, plant species and habitat management.
- End of season scarification and renovation – Led by Dennis-Sisis and Edgbaston Priory staff
Featuring: Demonstrations of the Pedestrian Power Brush and Dennis FT range – priority scarifier cassette and multi-dense brush.
To Register and download a detailed programme of the day’s events visit www.pitchcare.com/turftactics2016
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For more information about Edgbaston Priory Club visit http://www.edgbastonpriory.com/