A FREE annual research day event, hosted by the Harden-based STRI Group, will return later this year.

The company, which specialises in sports surfaces and is based at the St Ives Estate, will present the latest trials and technology.

STRI’s consultancy team will also be giving attendees a guided tour around the STRI research grounds. Greenkeepers, grounds staff, course managers, stadium managers and other sportsturf professionals are invited to attend the open days which will take place on September 19 and 20.

Dr Christian Spring, from STRI, said: “STRI’s research days are interactive and informative, and allows both greenkeepers and groundsmen to keep abreast of the latest developments and concepts in the sportsturf industry.”

To book your place contact enquiries@strigroup.com or call 01274 565131.