Sports Surface Technology
Dr Mark Pawlett
Cranfield University has a history of sports surface research. Factors such as the UKs Olympic 2012 achievements, modern lifestyle changes, increased affluence, and the widely publicised health benefits of sport have resulted in sports facilities being used by more people and more frequently. This creates challenges for sports governing bodies, local authorities and private businesses such as how do they deliver surfaces which perform, are sustainable and are safe? The multidisciplinary team within NSRI has the capacity to solve challenges facing the sports turf industry.
- Application of Anaerobic Digestate to Sports and Landscaping Turf (WRAP funded-OMK004). This research aims to determine practical advice for growers and grounds managers on the use of Anaerobic Digestate (AD) in the production and maintenance of sports and landscape turf based on robust scientific evidence including: review of existing literature, Risk and Market Assessments, and field-trials (chemical, physical and biological soil effects and turf quality).