The Emergency Authorisation for Acelepryn in 2020 has been granted only for Chafers and whilst we are waiting for the second authorisation to be approved by the EPC I thought it was worth taking a few minutes to explain why we have applied for two and the process involved. Why not a full registration for… Read More Acelepryn Emergency Authorisation 2020
What’s new this week? We’ve dropped the cutting height on the whole trial down one mm in cutting height in one go – a suggestion that was met with a few deep breaths by the team at STRI who are the custodians of good practice. However in this situation, in order to keep the trial… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 5
The spring cranefly hatch is here, after what seems like a shocking spring for leatherjacket damage I’m trying to gauge what’s done the damage and are they going to continue to feed all summer or are they now hatching and for how long??? Keep logging your sightings on the Syngenta PestTracker and well see if… Read More Cranefly Flight Earlier than Last Year?
OK, you all know the score, we all need to stay alert unless you’re in Scotland or Wales, in which case you need to stay at home. I’m allowed out as long as I’m alert but only if I have to be, unless I’m exercising, when I could be out all day as long as… Read More Lockdown Trial – The Lowdown – Week 4
Great question on Twitter this week that was kindly directed my way by Craig at Colliers (thanks!). This is better answered on my blog as 280 characters just doesn’t cut it when you start talking about legislation!! The shelf life of Syngenta products can be measured in years. So why don’t we put a use-by-date… Read More Use by Dates – Fungicides
We’ve just launched our Growing Degree Day tool on Greencast. Please go and take a look. What is GDD? Growing Degree Days are simple tool that is used to measure the period of the day that is suitable for growing something. These models are used in agriculture, insect management, turf , etc. When Primo Maxx… Read More New GDD tool
As we enter what I suspect is the main period of Spring hatch (keep logging those sightings – Syngenta PestTracker …) its worth thinking back to what we have been traditionally taught. We have two main species in the UK that will impact our management in Turf – Tiplula paludosa and Tipula oleracea. The oleracea… Read More Cranefly ID
We’re into our 3rd week of the trial and the data keeps rolling in. As discussed last week the turf was beginning to look a little weak and we we’re pushing it pretty hard with the five cuts per week. With the rain we’ve had this week we decided to apply an “ICL Sierraform GT… Read More The Lockdown Trials – The Low-down Week 3
Hopefully you will have heard by now about our trials for ‘managing turf under a lockdown’. They seem to have become known as The Lockdown Trials. Well. Here’s the low-down on the lockdown. Just a note. I’ve split this blog into two sections 1) My Views and 2) The Data. The latter being for those… Read More The Lockdown Trials – The Low-down
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