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Getting Personal Richard


Roberts - he’s happy as he is!


Who are you? Richard Roberts. I don’t think I actually have a title?


Family status: Three children; Chloe 20, Reece 18 and Zac 8.


Who’s your hero and why? I don’t have one.


What would you change about yourself? To have slightly more patience.


What’s your guilty pleasure? I haven’t got enough time for one.


What’s been the


highlight of your career so far? I can’t pinpoint one that stands out. But, everytime the


course gets a good online review or gets good feedback on social media for work we’ve carried out is nice.


What are your pet peeves? I could fill this page so I’ll refrain.


If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Watching cricket in the West Indies.


What’s the best part of your job? Being outside and meeting new people.


… and the worst? Being outside and meeting people I would rather not.


Favourite record, and why? I listen to all types of very different music


If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Relax, because


I won’t have to worry about my


children’s futures.


Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Johnny Vegas,


28 PC April/May 2019


Oliver Reed and I think Donald Trump would be entertaining.


If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be and why? I’m happy as I am.


Do you go to bed worrying about the next day’s workload? I try not to but it depends how late the phone is ringing till.


What’s your favourite smell? A BBQ because it means the sun is shining.


What do you do in your spare time? I don’t get much spare time but it would be fishing if I can.


What’s the daftest work- related question you have ever been asked? How much air goes in this tyre?... seconds before it exploded.


What’s your favourite piece of kit? New T6 tractor.


What three words would you use to describe yourself? Three words isn’t enough.


What talent would you like to have? To be a mind reader.


What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Some people need an IQ test before thinking for themselves.


which is a little bit severe to use too often, so we use that twice a year at a depth of 15mm. Then we have the Greentech scarifying units on the Toro Greensmaster. The blades are a lot narrower and further apart, so this enables us to go a lot deeper; around 25 to 30mm if needed. This will be done once a month throughout the season, if the grass is growing hard and dense enough. We can then scarify them on a Monday and, by the end of the week, it doesn’t look like we have been on them. It’s about removing the thatch that is there; a lot of people say that creeping bents produce a lot more thatch than other varieties. If anything, I would like to think that we are now on top of our


thatch levels.”


Richard is trying to reduce the number of chemicals he applies to the greens, which is a process he has been working on for the last two years as more and more chemicals have been taken off the market in recent years. “It was hard work at the start, but we do a lot more coring now, using the micro core cassettes for the Greensmaster. We break the cores up on the green, so they are getting topdressed with the rootzone that has got all the nutrients, humus and everything else. In the last twelve months, we have applied just two granular fertilisers; the rest have been liquid feeds, with the addition of biomass sugars, liquid gypsum and precision microbes.”


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