I had the pleasure today of visiting Headingly and meeting Ryan Golding the Head Groundsman at the Emerald Headingly. They are in the process of extending their stadium and the newly extended South stand is begining to cast a rather large shadow. In the shaded area under the South Stand on a bright February day,… Read More Shedding micromoles of light on Leeds Rhinos Extended Stadium
Whilst scrolling through Twitter on this unseasonably sunny February day I came across this Tweet from @British_wx showing the sunshine hours for the 25th February. The dramatic difference in sunshine hours across the country got me thinking about the extremes of light and the role it has in photosynthesis. Winchester 19 DLI Inverness 9 DLI… Read More Winchester to Inverness – extreme light differences and the impact on Turf
As we get close to the end of another record-breaking month for weather and seeing a lot of greens renovation pictures on Twitter I thought I’d post up some of the soil and moisture temperatures I’ve been recording just to show how air temps and soil temps continue to mirror each other. Despite the lower… Read More Record temperature highs – what’s going on in the soil?
Whilst on my travels I have a habit of collecting plugs in bags! This is one I collected on the 20th December which had recently had a fungicide applied to it. My intention was to monitor it and assess what longevity of fungicide cover we got from the application. Well 60 days later it’s still… Read More Turf Fungicide – 60 days cover?
The promise of warmer weather present opportunities for new growth. However, I have begun to wonder how the limited light availability during these periods impacts things? Daily Light Integral (DLI) is a measurement of the total amount of light that falls in a day, similar to how much rain falls into a rain gauge over… Read More The days are getting longer