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On-line pests

12.20am 10th April 2003 - Media

STRI have launched a ‘Turfgrass Pests, Weeds and Diseases Guide’ as part of a major overhaul of its website www.stri.co.uk.

Dr Ruth Mann, STRI’s turfgrass pathologist, stated, “We believe this is the most comprehensive on-line guide available in the UK for greenkeepers, grounds staff and turf growers. Users can also supplement the on-line guide with telephone advice and sample analysis to identify or confirm their turfgrass problems.”

The re-designed site has lead to a direct rise in monthly hits. In less than a month of the site being live the number of hits has more than doubled. An independent report, based on a key word search of 51 main search engines, highlighted that STRI appeared amongst the top ten positions 40 times and was number one in each of the top twenty positions.

Other new developments on the site include: a news section; staff profiles; guidelines for sending in samples for analysis; lists of current research; a golf research database funded by the R&A; bookshop news for new titles; content details for the International Turfgrass Bulletin magazine and the annual Journal of Turfgrass Science, including electronic access to back issues for STRI subscribers.

STRI, St Ives Estate, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 1AU

Tel: 01274 565131 Fax: 01274 561891 E-Mail: anne.wilson@stri.co.uk

STRI www.stri.co.uk

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