As we head towards the end of the first month of 2021 – what has been the centre of this months conversations? Here are your frequently asked questions. Weather! I try and avoid weather if I can as Mr Hunt does a much better job blogging about weather than I ever could Link here….. However… Read More January’s Turf FAQ’s
I’ve put a couple of blogs together recently about Leather Jackets that have prompted some discussion. A recent Online survey we did gathered some serious momentum (thank you everyone) and gained over 410 submissions – that’s well over 10% of the golf clubs in the UK and therefore pretty representative of what is going on.… Read More LeatherJackets Temperature response
To contribute to this survey by adding the level of damage you’ve seen on your site click here…………. It’s become apparent recently that some Golf Clubs aren’t recognising how widespread a challenge managing greens under LeatherJacket pressure is. A quick social media survey revealed the below. Click here for latest version of report………….
Over the Christmas holiday we began to see some LeatherJacket damage. In my last Blog I wrote about the journey the offending grubs have been on since birth. If you’re seeing damage or you feel there is a chance of LeatherJackets in your sward then having a good understanding of the population will help you… Read More LeatherJacket population counts
It feels too soon but I was getting feedback of leatherjacket damage before Christmas on the South Coast. Peak flight was 15 weeks ago now and we’ve only just started to see some cold weather. The above chart shows how we’ve had some pretty good growth since the hatch until the Christmas period when the… Read More LeatherJackets damage
With LeatherJacket damage being reported and courses closed the question being asked is – should I aerate? Why do it? This is my first response to this question – what are you going to gain? Do you need to: Increase infiltration rates? Decrease OM content? Keep surface open? Or are you just doing it because… Read More Lockdown Aeration – Should I?
Are you doing any research work into worm control? The increased golf, wet weather and mild temperatures all added up to a perfect storm for muddy surfaces. Understandably people are after some form of control and they are hoping that we’ll come up with something. The reality is that it’s unlikely you’ll ever see a… Read More December FAQ’s
The last couple of years we’ve seen some real turf disease pressure over the Christmas period. I talked about the Moisture / Temperature relationship in one of my recent Blogs and thought it was a good chance to pull the data out for where I am down South compared to last Christmas. Each dot on… Read More Christmas 2020
All experienced turf managers know there are some weather conditions that lead to high Microdochium patch pressure. Prolonged periods of leaf wetness and optimum temperatures are exactly those. I wrote an article recently on this concept and how these factors influence the development of Fuz. Read it here….. By plotting these two factors on a… Read More Leaf wetness and temperature