Using quality biofertiliser in sports and amenity turf applications

Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI), St Ives Estate, Bingley, BD16 1AU, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012 - 10:00 - 14:30

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) and STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) are hosting an important FREE training event for pitch and turf care professionals on the use of quality bio-fertiliser in sports and amenity turf applications. The event takes place at the STRI’s research facility on the St Ives Estate in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

STRI, in collaboration with WRM, is currently running scientific trials on behalf of WRAP to determine the effectiveness of anaerobic digestate liquor (bio-fertiliser) on grass establishment, as a fertiliser on golf course fairways, and as a fertiliser on football pitch turf. Each scientific trial is replicated ‘in the field’ in partnership with a major turf grower and with relevant sporting facilities. Details of the event are as follows: 


10:00  Registration and coffee on arrival

10:30  Welcome and introduction to STRI – Dr David Lawson, Senior Research Officer, STRI

10:40  Introduction to the WRAP AD in Landscape and Regeneration project – Katherine Church, WRAP

11:00  Producing quality biofertiliser – Becky Arnold, BiogenGreenfinch

11:20  Overview of the WRAP trials using AD liquor for turf establishment and fertilising – Dr David Lawson, STRI

12:00  Visit to STRI scientific trial sites*, led by Dr David Lawson

13:00  Return to meeting room for Q & A session over lunch

14:00  Event concludes

*Outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear advised

Attendance is free and lunch will be provided but booking is essential. 

Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register by emailing or call 01285 831055 for further information.

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