When talking to Turf managers about the regulatory pressures on Insecticides and the challenges ahead, conversation often stumbles into milder winters and the impact they are having on insect populations. I came across the below article from Croplife today (which is a great website if this kind of stuff interests you) which although aimed at… Read More Climate Change Powers Global Pests
You’d think the question I get asked most would be an agronomy based question or a tech question about the rate of a product or even a question about application intervals. Nope – How do I get XC nozzles to fit my sprayer Really easy – Phone 0800 652 4215 and order the correct nozzle… Read More My most frequent of FAQ – XC Nozzle Caps!!!
Chafer flight patterns are following last years pretty much exactly the same. I’ve been sent a lot of photos and videos the last week of Chafers that are flying. All the photos are of Summer Chafers but we are you are reporting sightings on PestTracker of all the Chafer species. The question I’m now being… Read More Chafers – best timing for Acelepryn
What is Primo Maxx II? Primo Maxx II is a growth regulator that is used in sports turf primarily to regulate and suppress grass growth. That has advantages for time and cost savings, but also some real advantages for maintaining consistent surface playability. You can vary the amount of suppression you get by increasing the… Read More Beginners guide to Primo and GDD
As we’ve reached the end of the Lockdown Trial I’ve concluded that, given the same situation again for a period of low intensity management, I’d apply as much Primo Maxx as the label would allow me too. But, it’s also given a fascinating insight and explanation as to why, under normal conditions, that’s probably not… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Conclusion
The term ‘fairy ring’ is used to describe a number of turf grass diseases where soil-borne fungi cause certain symptoms to develop on the surface of the sward. Fairy rings are caused by the activity of many fungi classified as basidiomycetes. Not all basidiomycete fungi cause fairy rings but all fairy rings are caused by… Read More Fairy Rings
We’ve recently launched our Growing Degree Day (GDD) tool – (take a look here) and a sure sign of engagement is questions and I’ve had a few. In this blog I’m going to talk about why I keep talking about 150 GDD as a application window for PrimoMaxx II. What is a GDD application window?… Read More GDD Tool – FAQ – 150 GDD?
Some of you may remember the Corhampton golf club blog….. I did a while ago after Iestyn and his team won the Operation Pollinator Award 2019, presented at the STRI Golf Environment Awards. Its fair to say that at the time the winning chalk scrape looked a little bare but It’s worthwhile now. It’s full… Read More Operation Pollinator
Thanks to the TurfCareBlog team for inviting me along to their turf chat tonight on Fairy Rings. Really interesting chat about the challenges of managing fairy ring on Cricket pitches. It’s a great blog – well worth a visit. Click here to go see…………… The interesting bit for me was talking about how to get… Read More Fairy Rings on Cricket Pitches
Not a lot of change this week – the weather has cooled so we have seen reduced growth, increased stress and some increased benefits of Primo Maxx to turf colour. Turf Colour First time I’ve mentioned colour. It’s a low maintenance trial and colour hasn’t been top of my list to talk about. The figures… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 8