Bernhard and Company is to carry out practical demonstrations at leading colleges throughout the country. As worldwide suppliers of specialised maintenance equipment for turf care, Bernhard is building on a successful programme they ran last year. Demonstrations will be complemented by a theoretical seminar on the range of improvements that can made to turf by making sure that mower blades really are kept sharp.
“We developed the seminar to be of considerable practical benefit to students as they study turf management,” said Stephen Bernhard, managing director of Bernhard and Company which is based in Rugby. “The knowledge gained is very broad and links plant physiology to mechanical issues. The financial and practical implications are useful in almost all job applications and will apply when the students become greenkeepers or groundsmen.”
In response to demand Bernhard is increasing the number of seminars. Leading colleges have shown an interest and seminars will be given at Elmwood College, Merrist Wood College and Writtle College, to name just a few of the venues.