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Understanding Wetting Agents

Skilful management of water is a fundamental aspect of producing high quality and consistent turf surfaces. Water is a master variable which directly impacts the function of grass plants and soil organisms. It is also a master solvent responsible for a whole host of essential chemical reactions underpinning the soil ecosystem. Wetting agents are types…

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CAG Mission statement and 5 year plan to be given to the CCB

CHESHIRE ASSOCIATION of GROUNDSMEN Mission statement: The Cheshire Association of Groundsmen aims to reach out, giving knowledgeable, helpful support to all the 131 cricket clubs playing within the county by providing training and easy access to the county’s Pitch Advisors. The Association will represent the views of groundsmen at the county’s administrative committees and aim to create an environment…

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ECB “Return to Cricket ” financial support document

RETURN TO CRICKET GRANT SCHEME GUIDANCE NOTES FOR CLUBS AND LEAGUES As the recreational game returns to play, assistance is available to cricket clubs and leagues. Changes to the scheme include the removal of the recommended turnover limit, and differentiation in grant level between clubs with junior sections and adult only clubs. Clubs and leagues…

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A piece on seed germination from Pitchcare

Overseeding, chitting and sheeting Overseeding, chitting and sheeting – Understanding the terminology and methods 1OOC. Overseeding worn and bare areas on sports pitches is an essential maintenance regime to ensure the upkeep of a healthy grass sward. Successful seed germination will be determined by a number of factors; weather and ground conditions at the time…

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The final 2020 Newsletter from James Emerson

It’s been a great pleasure putting this final edition of the newsletter together, as I have had chance to catch up with all the finals played last Sunday and also was able to see in person the Cheshire Cup final, the first time I have been able to do so! And what a wonderful end to the season, the weather being very kind to the whole of Cheshire as all the finals were played uninterrupted in front of good size crowds, generating plenty of crucial bar revenue.

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The Cheshire Association Of Groundsmen’s 2020 Report

Grounds Care. 2020 has been for groundsmen a cricket season like no other! Initially the early Summer emphasis was solely on maintaining cricket squares, outfields and areas beyond the boundary ropes neat, tidy and cut with no match play of any kind. Publicity was sent out by CAG to ensure that this essential maintenance was carried out…

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