CAG News

An archive of news and posts

Soil Life is Precious

I’ve copied a really good article by Laurence Gale the TurfPro editor called Soil Life Is Precious It’s an interesting background read for anyone working with grass. See under “Odds and Ends” . I’ve also put a link to Laurence’s blog under “Links”

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Online Training

New initiative for 2021: In the absence of any face-to-face training during the National Lockdown, CAG are encouraging volunteer groundsmen to upskill by taking the GMA (online) Level 1 Cricket Grounds Maintenance course (cost £25). Upon successful completion of the course, please email a copy of your certificate to and your course fee will…

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Advice on Winter Spiking

Winter Spiking & Aeration – Cricket Squares – Summary & Links Cricket Aeration Spiking advice on The GMA website Cricket Winter Aeration questions on the Pitchcare website Square Spiking Guide for Club Groundsmen: · Why Spike? What does your profile look like? Do you have root breaks, shallow rooting, thatch or high levels of organic matter?…

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GMA Winter Guidance

(typically, Cricket, Bowls, Tennis and Croquet) Issued: November 2020 Grassroots playing facilities will again currently have many questions about the current and potential restrictions the Government may impose to reduce the transmission of Coronavirus with regards to summer pitch playing surfaces, their ongoing maintenance and what works may be carried out to provide a fit…

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