Hugh Dampney replaces Tim Fell at Turfgrass Growers Association

Incumbent chairman of the Turfgrass Growers Association, Tim Fell, has handed over to fellow grower Hugh Dampney at the association's spring members meeting in Southport.

Hugh Dampney takes over from Tim Fell as chairman of the Turfgrass Growers Association - image: TGA
Hugh Dampney takes over from Tim Fell as chairman of the Turfgrass Growers Association - image: TGA

Dampney paid tribute to Tim Fell telling 60 members how Fell had helped TGA member-grown turf be included landscaping contracts for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Fell's other achievements include the negotiation of a discretionary 28 day exemption for newly laid turf in the event of drought orders being imposed.

The one day event, sponsored by Trebro, began with a diverse programme of presentations, including Austrian turf grower Alex Richter of Richter Rasen who told the guests about turf production at his 120ha site in Burgenland, Austria and in Zahorie, Slovakia, along with a potted history of his company which was founded more than 100 years ago.

John Dye of Scott Pallets stimulated debate by proposing the creation of a pallet pool for TGA members, enabling them to reduce both costs and the volume of waste deposited in landfill.

The morning session was rounded off by Ian True, sales manager for Trebro Manufacturing, introducing the company’s Trebro AutoStack and SC 2010 Roll automatic stacking turf harvesters.

Members travelled to the turf nurseries at Turfland to see both superb machines in action under the supervision of the

The TGA’s biennial turf show, which is being hosted by J&B Farnaby near Scotch Corner on 28 and 29 June. See www.turfshow.co.uk.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Tree planting guide - three basic rules

Choosing the right plant, correct planting procedure and best aftercare are the three basic rules for sucessful tree planting, Sally Drury explains.

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Tree planting - what are the benefits of planting trees?

Mitigating climate change, providing windbreaks and reducing the risk of soil erosion are some of the best reasons for planting trees, says Sally Drury.

Tree and shrubs - nursery market

Tree and shrubs - nursery market

Growers are more optimistic now that garden designers and landscape architects are seeking more mature trees and shrubs, writes Sally Drury.


Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Viewing top-quality plants, both growing and on sale, always gives me pleasure.

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Welcome to this bumper 72-page July edition of Horticulture Week magazine, packed with exclusive analysis, insight and expert advice on the biggest issues impacting all sectors of the UK horticulture industry right now.

Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

Edwards: Will a weak pound and tariffs on imported stock be good for UK nursery production?

At the time of writing - a few days after the general election - sterling has weakened and we still have no idea of what Brexit means.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards

Ornamentals ranking

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Tough retail pricing policies and Brexit opportunities drive the top 30 growth strategies.

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles