Use turf growth regulators to cut grounds care costs STRI tells Amenity Forum conference

Grounds staff should consider using the emerging science of growth regulators to save on mowing cost, says a turf expert.

Image: HW
Image: HW
STRI southern area manager Steve Gingell told the Amenity Forum annual conference yesterday that routine maintenance involved the biggest input costs for pitches in terms of diesel and labour costs.

"The more times you put someone on a mower, the more cost you incur," he said. "I think you can use growth regulators to offer fewer cuts and therefore savings.

"This could reduce diesel use, promote better swards and reduce weed controls. In times of recession this could help."

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