Golf course maintenance: Golf Club Montreux’ greenkeeper on today’s key challenges

Golf course maintenance: Golf Club Montreux’ greenkeeper on today’s key challenges

From the green to the fairway, from hazards to bunkers, golf courses require specialized upkeep if they’re to remain fit for purpose. As such, most clubs have a dedicated greenkeeper, who plays an essential role in maintaining the course year-round. Marc Charrel, greenkeeper at Switzerland’s historic Golf Club Montreux, tells us more about golf course maintenance, as well as the issues it’s currently facing. Continue reading…

Paysalia Innovations Trophies 2017: a look back at six award-winners!

Paysalia Trophies

The Paysalia trade show closed its doors after three days rich in emotion. Featuring many highlights, this year’s event brought together many exhibitors and a large audience of professionals. The high point of the show, the Paysalia Innovations Trophies, once again honored innovations for the environment. Let’s look back at a ceremony celebrating audacious ideas and discover some of the winners! Continue reading…

Landscape planning and public health: working together for a brighter future

Landscape planning and public health

Green spaces, parks, urban walks – all of these are important parts of a healthy, happy life in our big cities. But behind France’s beautiful public gardens and forests lies an uncomfortable reality: the use of pesticides, nearly all of which are extremely harmful. Despite recent French legislation aimed at reducing the use of pesticides, finding a balance between urban greenery and public health still proves complicated. Pascal Goubier, Assistant Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and Hortis expert, explains why. Continue reading…