It feels too soon to be talking about managing heat stress but here we are after a crazy cold Spring and we’re now seeing consecutive days of high temperatures. To get a feel for how unusual this is I’ve pulled some data together from Yorkshire (the home of Henry from ICL) and the south coast… Read More Heat management strategies for turf
The deadline (End of June) for the annual Amenity Spray operator of the year awards is beginning to creep up on us. With increasing pressure on Plant Protection Products being mounted it is more important than ever that as an industry we ensure we do the very best job of proving we have great stewardship… Read More Amenity Spray Operator of the Year awards (ASOY) 2021 – Enter Here
A couple of weeks back I put this blog out as we were about to move into temperatures above 20C for the first time in 2021 and as predicted we have indeed moved into some pretty decent temperatures for a sustained period of time. To date (9/6/21) we’ve had very little reports of Chafer activity… Read More Summer at last but where are the Chafers?
I’ve been doing my monthly FAQ’s for a year now and since 2021 is the year I’ve decided to get ahead of the game and communicate in advance of the problem rather than after the event then I thought it was worth reviewing last years questions that came up and I hope that will put… Read More June 2021 – What to Expect
Should I apply a fungicide or let it grow out? It’s been so cold and wet this May! I guess it makes a change from the cold and dry that April threw at us! What that has led too is an unexpected amount of Fusarium, or at least Fusarium that just won’t go away. I… Read More May Frequently Asked Questions
Just a quick blog, the temperatures are forecast to lift this weekend (the forecast is highlighted in green below) At last! Historically we’ve seen the Spring hatch around 20C and finally we’re going to hit that this weekend (I hope!). Check out this blog for more info on this concept…….. Above chart shows the max… Read More Higher Temperatures Forecast – Late Hatch?
As we reach the end of another football season the onslaught of renovations is upon the groundsman of the UK. I’ve written recently (blog here….) about the unusual disease challenges that have faced golf course managers this month and whether to ride it out or reach for a fungicide application? For golf course managers they… Read More Football Pitch Renovation Time
As you can imagine I’ve had loads of calls this month about Fuz and should we be spraying for it? Throughout the month my advice has been to leave it alone and stick to your normal May gameplan after all the weather will pick up surely – won’t it? Did you know? I’ve recorded this… Read More May Microdochium Patch
When should I next apply my Primo? The simplest way to understand how to time you’re PrimoMaxxII application in the UK is: Cool but just growing: Apply every 4 weeks In between: Apply every 3 weeks Peak summer: Apply every 2 weeks Stick to that and you won’t go far wrong. You can listen to… Read More Next Primo Maxx II app? – Spring edition
The last couple of weeks have been all about LeatherJackets and forgive me for continuing to share my thoughts. The recent Webinar I did with BIGGA to discuss the challenge has increased the number of conversations I’ve had about this subject and shown me how little I know as well as how much we have… Read More Spotted Cranefly spotted