Rain fails to dampen IoG Saltex 2008

A dreary start to the first day of IOG SALTEX didn't deter more than 450 exhibitors at the turf care and open space management show.

First day at a damp IoG Saltex 2008 - photo: HW
First day at a damp IoG Saltex 2008 - photo: HW

Within hours of opening on Tuesday (2 September) the rain had cleared at the Royal Windsor Racecourse site, although the muddy ground looked like it might cause problems for serious kit-moving.

This year’s Institute of Groundsmanship event featured a new late night opening until 7pm on Wednesday, as well as a roadtrain service for transporting visitors and exhibitors around the show.

One of the highlights at IOG SALTEX 2008 was the planned launch of the new National Highways Sector Scheme 18 for Landscape and the Environment by Lord Michael Heseltine.

A series of presentations on topics ranging from new legislation for play equipment to tree management and sports turf trends were also on the programme, along with a variety of product launches and practical demonstrations.


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