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2 September 2014, Turfgrass Growers Association in drive to get more members

The Turfgrass Growers Association (TGA) is embarking upon a major recruitment drive to encourage growers to get involved with its work.  Formed in 1996 the TGA has successfully represented, promoted and defended its members, and the industry, on planning issues crop protection and water issues as well as providing a platform for speakers at its many events.
 
TGA Chairman, Robert Adcock, says “The TGA is now recognised as the voice of the turfgrass industry and we want to get more companies involved.  Going forward there will be many more challenges for us to face and we will be a stronger organisation with a wider membership base.”
 
A new self-assessment application form for membership is being sent to all UK growers this month, along with a fact sheet about the TGA, to encourage them to join. All members of the TGA will be required to complete an annual self-assessment form from now on to make sure they are complying with the TGA rules and code of conduct in their businesses.
 
“The turf growing industry has evolved dramatically and our members provide a quality product to a very demanding industry in the most professional way possible.  The TGA has helped to drive this professionalism and we want to continue with that work, and much more besides.” added Adcock.
 
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Notes to editors 
Tim Mudge (Tel: 01507 607722/07971 971665) will gladly provide further comment on matters concerning natural turf and the TGA.
 
The Turfgrass Growers Association is the only body in the UK and Ireland dedicated to the advancement of quality turf production. It’s constantly seeking to improve the standards of its members through unity and the sharing of knowledge for the benefit of customers.        
                 
 
Formed in 1994 (then called TPI (UK) Ltd.) it became the Turfgrass Growers Association in 1997 and now comprises more than 60 members. Its member growers are collectively responsible for producing approximately 70% of the cultivated turf grown in the British Isles.
 
For more information visit www.turfgrass.co.uk. Follow the TGA on Twitter @TGATurfandWater