Symbio is one of Europe’s leading companies in terms of sales, international distribution and product range in the field of microbial additives for plant growth. The Symbio brand is recognised throughout northern Europe and the Company have pioneered the use of microbes to improve plant growth and soil quality since 1992.

Symbio is a specialised supplier of products that work with the natural biology of soil. The use of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides serve to override natural growth and often result in poor soil and weak, chemical dependent plants and crops.

Symbio specialises in selecting and applying the mycorrhizae, soil bacteria and fungi, and the organisms found in a healthy soil food web to help their clients to grow strong, healthy, nutritious plants with minimal use of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides in cost effective IPM programmes.

Symbio’s products contain naturally occurring soil bacteria, fungi and Mycorrhizae (meaning fungus root). Mycorrhizae are a group of about 400 fungi that form symbiotic relationships with plants. They live in or on the roots, extend their hyphae into the soil and make phosphate, nitrogen other nutrients and water available to the host plant. They extend the effective root area many hundreds of times so plants grow faster, larger and stronger with less fertiliser and water.

Healthy perennial grasses grow in biologically active soil to benefit from natural defence mechanisms against disease, dry patch and thatch build up and are inoculated with mycorrhizae to access nutrients and water. Symbio provides the correct combination of microbiology in the form of mycorrhizal, fungal and bacterial inoculants, microbial organic and inorganic fertilisers and biostimulants for fine grass growth with fewer chemicals, less disease, physical disruption, management time and cost.

Soil is at the heart of a healthy planet, and soil conservation is key to feeding our growing population. The soil beneath our feet is teeming with life. This soil biology drives the nutrient cycles that feed our plants. Too often these natural systems are disrupted by our management practices. The over use of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides degrade the soil biology and impede healthy plant growth.

Symbio specialises in restoring life to your soil. For over 30 years the company has researched and perfected ways to reintroduce soil biology to degraded soils. Working with academic and commercial partners Symbio has developed a product range to suit a variety of different environments. Using beneficial soil bacteria, mycorrhizal fungi and other microorganisms in the soil food web, Symbio products help our customers to grow strong, healthy and nutritious plants, with minimal input of inorganic fertilisers and pesticides. Our customers are at the heart of our business and our products provide solutions to the key problems they face. Symbio harnesses the benefits of nature and resolves poor soil health, by restoring the soil food web and providing cost effective management programs.




Belrobotics of Belgium is behind the very concept of robotised mowing, making it a reality back in 1990, some 30 years ago. Using the same principles, we later developed a golf ball-picking robot.
We are now a subsidiary of the Yamabiko Group, the owner of famous brands Echo, Shindaiwa and others, with our robots working by the thousands all over Europe and beyond, mowing-mulching golf courses, but also football fields, rugby, hippodromes, parks, manors…
Want to take a view? Just contact us and we will send you the details of a nearby equipped venue. Or, better still, ask us for a six-week, full-scale demo at your own venue and see for yourself the difference our unique floating cutting heads can make.

The benefits of Robot-mowing include:
1. Turf looks superb
2. At least 50% savings compared to conventional solutions
3. Day and night operation (ball-proof up to 200 km/h)
4. Optimised labour
5. Quiet operation
6. 90% less CO₂ emissions

Robotised ball-picking benefits
Our Ballpicker brings the opportunity to complete the automation process upstream, i.e. from range to technical room, on to ball dispenser. Our partners can also take care of drop pit and tubing installation.
Our ball-picking robots can handle an average of 15,000 balls per 24 hours.

For more information please contact:

Michel Urban

Regional Sales Manager



SISGrass, award-winning hybrid pitch technology from SIS Pitches, is now available for golf and cricket surfaces.

Using our mobile and versatile SISGrass Universal machine, we are able to offer this innovation to the golf and cricket markets, for clubs facing challenges in maintaining uniform grass quality in high-wear areas such as tees and walkways.

Used at 6 out of 12 World Cup venues, SISGrass reinforces natural turf surfaces, by inserting synthetic fibres into the natural turf. Installed at St Andrews Links, The Vale Resort and more, SISGrass offers heightened playing hours, better playability and aids groundsmen with faster post-use recovery time.

For more information, please visit or contact Phil Blackwell via email,

Frank Newberry

Frank Newberry

Frank Newberry is arguably the best in the world at what he does in the turfcare sector. He has been helping turfcare clients throughout the world to get better results from people for over 20 years.

As a trainer, performance consultant and conference speaker Frank has consistently achieved breakthrough results for his turfcare clients who include St Andrews Links Trust, Oxford University Sport and an ever growing number of membership associations around the world.

Typical assignments include transforming team morale and team performance, problem solving, building the confidence of new managers and overcoming the difficulties caused by poor communication.
Over the years Frank has helped hundreds of organisations to build the confidence and develop the essential communication skills of their key people, especially their golf course superintendents and their technical, maintenance and customer facing staff.

He is passionate about course managers getting the most out of their greens teams and clubhouse people getting the most out of their business relationships with their members and guests.

A conference favourite – Frank’s highly motivational ‘Upgrading Your Influence’ sessions have been captivating audiences in different countries for a number of years.

Frank also runs an intensive – customised for the individual – ‘Conference Speaker Masterclass’ for speakers wanting to take their presentations to the next level.

He also offers master classes in running meetings, improving the performance of individuals and teams, selection interviewing and increasing attendances at meetings (for membership associations).

If you want to get better results from your people get in touch with Frank Newberry on +44 1908 520202.



Producing high value organic fertilizers for over 70 years in one of its two plants in the Netherlands and Germany is Culterra Holland’s core business. As an independent producer Culterra has acquired and developed knowledge on most agronomical, technical, legal and regulatory aspects of organically based fertilizers. Producing organic fertilizers for the amenity, golf- and sport, retail and horticulture market has given Culterra extensive experience and knowledge.

Currently Culterra exports to 30 countries and produces over 250 different NPK fertilizers. The regulatory and policy direction are undergoing fast changes in the European Union, creating new markets for many fertilizing materials. Culterra is actively involved in these changes. We develop and deliver organic fertilizers on a full service base for our customers in close cooperation. For anything you always wanted to know about organically based fertilizers, just contact us.

For further information please contact:

Jos Theunissen
+316 83 04 72 36


The Sportsturf Maintenance Company

The Sportsturf Maintenance Company

The Sportsturf Maintenance Company is an environmentaly friendly turf maintenance company


  • The services we offer range from staffing (seasonal or full time) Maintenance contracts for full management of your golf course, renovation and construction.
  • Education and advice on biological greenkeeping.
  • We offer a FREE no obligation site visit for any of the issues you may have with the golf course.

Please visit our website for more information.

We look forward to assisting your club.

Suståne Natural Fertilizer, Inc.

Suståne Natural Fertilizer, Inc.

Sustane natural Fertiliser is the world’s leading manufacturer-exporter of all natural and organic fertilisers and soil builders. Sustane believe in the science of sustainability, which is why we’ve commissioned nearly 600 independent research studies in nearly 30 years to create the best possible products for Turfgrass, with proven benefits on pre and post plant establishment, quality, disease suppression and environmental impact trials.

Due to the nature and length (6 months) of our unique aerobic composting process, our products are rich in stable humus, dense with all natural and organic nutrients, and biologically rich vital to encouraging and enhancing soil microbiology and a healthy eco system. Healthy soils produce and maintain healthy plants and are alive with rich biological diversity. The microbiology is critical to so many soil and plant functions in a balanced and thriving ecosystem.

Sustane has a low biological oxygen demand (BOD) due to the six-month aerobic composting process, a high carbon to nitrogen ratio and a low salt index, which all help to enhance the “species richness diversity” (SRD) in all growing systems.

Plant establishment accelerates with total plant nutrition from Sustane. A complete package containing both quick and slow release nitrogen (SRN), all primary, secondary and tertiary plant nutrients are chelated with rich humic and microbial substances found in Sustane product.

We export our product worldwide through a network of distribution, and for more information on research, product and distribution, please either visit our website or email


Foley United

Foley United

Foley United LLC designs and manufactures a comprehensive group of products that grind and sharpen mower blades and related turf maintenance products used by golf courses, sports and parks facilities, and commercial landscapers. Products include reel blade grinders/sharpeners, bed knife sharpeners, rotary blade sharpeners, and related accessories and supporting products.

The company leads the world in innovations that improve efficiency, quality, and safety for the turf manager, delivering performance and extending the life span of mowers and related equipment. As an acknowledged leader in grinding technology and best practices designed to maintain mowing equipment to optimal OEM specification, Foley United strongly believe in education and keeping abreast of the latest developments, covering safety, performance and productivity tips; all to raise knowledge levels while reducing costs for course operators.

Educating greenkeepers and groundsmen on the benefits of grinding to OEM specifications is a long-standing mission for the company so making it important to acknowledge what relief grinding does for a reel.

Benefits of Relief Grinding:-

By removing metal from the trailing edge of the blade, it forms a relief angle, which reduces the contact area of the cutting edges, resulting in less friction, longer wear life.
Typically, when a new mower is delivered, the reels will be a perfect cylindrical shape. Over time, the blade naturally loses shape, and the sharp edge it arrives with becomes flat and dull, often meaning the reel is no longer a perfect cylinder from end to end. This is referred to as ‘coning’ and a natural point for grinding to take place.

The decision then sits between touch-up spin grinding, or relief grinding. If there is sufficient relief still on the reel, then a quick touch-up is fine but, once more than 50% of the relief has gone, it is advised to relief grind again and remove any coning. Failure to remove the coning will eventually be seen in an uneven cut appearance of your turf.

In-house grinding is a financially sound investment for FEGGA members achievable through Foley United’s range of products which can be upgraded over time while always delivering a top-quality grinding experience. Foley United appreciates that budgets vary across the wide range of courses and has added a range of six new grinders which offer a broad range of options to suit all levels of expectation.

The European Sales Manager for Foley United in Europe, Middle East and Russia is Arjen Spek. Please contact by email or mobile number +31627383013.



Turfco, manufacture and supply a wide range of professional golf course maintenance equipment to golf clubs across the world. With a product range consisting of Turbine Blowers, Wide Spin Spreaders and Precision Seeders. Supported by an international network of dealerships, Turfco are renowned for the high level of customer and technical support provided to its customers.

Details of the full range of products and videos can be viewed at

Smithco, manufacture and supply a wide range of Turf Rollers both for Fairways and Greens, GPS Sprayers and Bunker Machines both Diesel and Gas. Supported by an international network of dealerships, Smithco is renowned for the high level of customer and technical support provided to its customers.

Details of the full range of products and videos can be viewed at


For further information, please contact:

International Sales Support
Direct: +49 160 90233691

Capillary Concrete™

Capillary Concrete™

Capillary Concrete™ is a patented pending Sports-base drainage and hydrating material. It is strong, environmentally sound and easy to mix and install. It has the ability to drain enormous amounts of water and still keep a minimum level of moisture by capillary action.

Capillary Concrete™ is the only sports base material that can remove water and replenish moisture at the same time, essential in presenting the best sports surfaces.

Capillary Concrete™ is a cement-based polymer material that can solve all drainage and moisture problems in many different sports, such as golf, equestrian sports, sports fields etc. It has a superior life-time and strength value, and it is the most sustainable construction material for sports drainage and moisture control available.

Through the unique characteristics of Capillary Concrete™, various grass surfaces can be constructed with a built-in water storage and distribution system. On golf tees for instance, initial testing suggests a 90% water reduction rate in irrigation compared to traditionally constructed areas. The possibilities are many with the major financial and environmental advantages of this product.

Capillary Concrete™ is very durable, environmentally safe and easy to install.

It has been installed at many different courses on five different continents with excellent results in all climates.
It drains perfectly and maintains the bunker sand at an ideal moisture level. And all this at a very reasonable price. This simply solves all bunker problems!
Capillary Concrete™ is the only sports base that moves water in two directions and is strong enough to form an edge.

This is the secret behind Capillary Concrete’s unique ability to keep bunkers in great shape regardless of weather conditions. Capillary Concrete™ will virtually eliminate wash-outs, soil contamination, plugged ball lies and other bunker maintenance problems.

Capillary Concrete bunkers were first installed in 2010 in Scandinavia in a very tough climate with severe winter ground freezing conditions. The product was invented and developed by Martin Sternberg, CGCS, as a means of finally resolving all bunker problems in even the most severe golf course locations. Today, thousands of bunkers have been built or renovated with Capillary Concrete all across the world, from Australia, Japan, Africa to the USA and Europe. Capillary Concrete™ is available throughout the world, in every major golf market through local Distributors. .
Capillary Concrete is an international company and is part-owned by Annika Sörenstam, Martin Sternberg and a group of other investors.

The Board of Directors of Capillary Concrete consists of some very experienced turf professionals such as Stig Persson, former Chairman of the Swedish Greenkeepers Association, FEGGA (European Greenkeepers Assoc.), Ted Fist, former Head Course Manager from Chicago, Illinois, Martin Sternberg, CGCS, and a very competent administrative team in offices in Celebration, Florida and Gothenburg, Sweden.

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