RUTH MANN manages the Research Department at STRI including the Soils and Pathology laboratories and all research on pests, weeds, diseases and associated disorders, including grass cultivar testing, product testing, fertilisers and wetting agents, turf maintenance machinery and application technology testing; surface performance and playability of all sports surfaces. Ruth also provides onsite advice and development of bespoke pest, weed or disease management plans detailing all aspects of control