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Northumberland FA are delighted to launch a partnership with sports turf products supplier Agrigem

The link up will see the County’s FA Charter Standard clubs who are part of the FA’s Pitch Improvement Programme receive a 10% discount on Agrigem’s range of weed and moss control, fertilisers and grass seed and equipment.

The Agrigem team can offer experts advice on technical, practical, legal & environmental issues around the use of pesticides & associated products.

As well as discounts and offers, we’ll be working with Agrigem to offer seasonal advice for our clubs on keeping grass pitches in optimum condition with features on our social media and website.

To take advantage of this offer or discuss how Agrigem can support the development of your grass pitches, please contact Martin Ford at

And check back for the latest blog posts to help keep your pitches in top condition!



With your surfaces now having constant use the amount of daily wear and tear will be ongoing, so it is good practice to keep on top of your turf management as soon as possible.

A preventative measure is to change of height of cut to help with increased coverage and to reduce wear and tear from heavy use.

If time allows after a game, replace as many divots as possible with a divot fork to keep your surfaces level, and aid the repair of the damaged grass.

Trying to keep your surface as clear as possible of all debris and decaying grass or arisings to allow your surfaces to drain successfully.

Should significant damage occur, use low temperature germinating rye seed ranges to help and aid recovery by filling in the damaged area to stop any unwanted grass varieties or weeds forming in the affected area.

In areas over-seeded a light dressing with our 70/30 top dressing would be recommended to keep the seed bedding in situ and to aid germination.

To keep your plant in good condition during high periods of wear and tear, a stress relief is advisable. For example, a tank mix of Double Edge/Kelpack and Phyter will give you an all-round recovery spray application.