Here’s the 2nd Monthly FAQ blog. A run through of the questions that get thrown my way during the month. After all, if one person asks the question a lot of other people are thinking the same. This month I’ll be answering questions on Red Thread, Anthracnose, Acelepryn, GDD and Primo, our plans for Rescue… Read More July 2020 FAQ’s
As we roll into the summer holidays and many of us are looking desperately at the UK weather forecasts praying for a dry period it seems appropriate that we talk about Moisture Stress and it’s impact on the turf in our Unlock and Play trial. We have taken our Original Primo trial and now have… Read More Unlock and Play – Moisture Edition
When we do any trial work we take a number of measurements in order to assess the trial. In the main these are visual assessments made by the assessor there is always a set of guidelines however human nature means interpretations can and will be slightly different. This is why it’s so important to use… Read More Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
Acelepryn Timings. For chafers, yes. For leatherjackets, not yet. Chafer grubs About a month ago I wrote a blog about acelepryn timing for chafers and advised waiting – but NOW is the time to apply. At the time I showed how last year we had pretty much seen the end of the chafer hatch by… Read More Acelepryn – Chafers and Leatherjackets
The last review I did of this trial asked the question – Can Yorkshire deliver any stressful climatic conditions? That answer to that is no (not yet anyway). So we’re going to add some artificial stress – just like managing turf – with wear. What stresses can we control? Since Yorkshire isn’t renowned for its… Read More Unlock and Play – The Wear Edition
When Primo Maxx was launched it was primarily as a plant growth regulator. However, now Primo Maxx has established itself in peoples turf management programmes, over the years it has essentially been used to improve putting surfaces and turf quality, rather than simply suppress growth. Particularly on greens, at the low rates used, I’d challenge… Read More How will you use your Primo?
We have some good news for you all – we now have Red Thread on the label for Instrata Elite. Particularly for those of you in Lawn Care where Red Thread is a much larger issue. I’ve been with Syngenta just Over 2 years now and Instrata Elite has been with us a little longer.… Read More Instrata Elite + Red Thread = Good news. But what’s involved?
What is Red Thread? Red Thread is a turf disease found in across the UK and Ireland. It’s fairly common, it can impact the appearance of turf but generally doesn’t disrupt playing surfaces. What causes Red Thread? Red thread is caused by the fungi Laetisaria fuciformis. When growing conditions are good infection may be transient… Read More Red Thread – Frequently Asked Questions?
What is anthracnose? Anthracnose (Colletotrichum graminicola ) is a turf disease pathogen that can affect turf across the UK and Ireland. It is typically viewed as the second most common turf disease, after microdochium patch. Anthracnose can affect all turf species but is most prevalent on Poa and Fescue grasses. The pathogen can result in two types… Read More Anthracnose – Frequently Asked Questions?
The Lockdown Trial is over – long live Unlock and Play! Whilst lockdown now seems like a distant memory and the Lockdown trial ceases to have a direct relevance we still wanted to gather some useful data.. We also wanted to use this trial plot to start examining the value of a BioStimulant we’re working… Read More Unlock and Play – The Lowdown