- 14 September 2012
- Are you constantly watching the weather forecast worrying if your sports fields will be playable for the next fixture?
- Are you responsible for sports fields or playing pitch development from a green field site?
- Are you considering upgrading an existing sports field to improve playing performance?
- What fertilizer should I apply to the sports field?
- What is the best grass seed to sow on a new sports field?
- Do you have trouble keeping the pitch markings straight?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you should attend Horticulture 2012 to help you get information to answer these and other questions on Wednesday 19 September 2012 at Greenmount Campus, Antrim.
The event for all in commercial horticulture, landscape, amenity and sports turf sectors has a programme of technical and business seminars, a trade exhibition, tours and working demonstrations,
What can people responsible for sports fields and playing pitches look forward to at Horticulture 2012?
The event will showcase the latest machinery and working demonstrations available from local dealers and suppliers for renovation (verti draining, sand grooving, sand slitting, top dressing, scarifying, etc), drainage and fine turf aeration. There will also be a demonstration to measure pitch performance standards including compaction, grass coverage, bareness and root depth. Horticulture 2012 will also demonstrate a wide range of mowers and grounds maintenance equipment including an innovative laser line marker to enable groundsmen to create their perfect surface.
With a large selection of specialist machinery Horticulture 2012 will help people working in sports fields and playing pitches maintenance and construction access to the latest knowledge and technology transfer developments
People will also be able to attend a programme of technical and business seminars targeted at those working in the commercial horticulture, landscape, amenity and sports turf sectors. The associated trade exhibition offers a tremendous opportunity for visitors to meet suppliers and service providers, from a large number of local and national companies and organisations.
David Johnston, Grass Breeder, AFBI, speaker at Horticulture 2012 discussing breeding progress in traditional and new grass species for improved wear resistance and lower maintenance with Kieran Lavelle, CAFRE.
Paul Campbell, Sports Turf Lecturer looking at playing pitch grass cover for Horticulture 2012 with Kieran Lavelle, CAFRE