Should I apply a fungicide or let it grow out? It’s been so cold and wet this May! I guess it makes a change from the cold and dry that April threw at us! What that has led too is an unexpected amount of Fusarium, or at least Fusarium that just won’t go away. I… Read More May Frequently Asked Questions
Just a quick blog, the temperatures are forecast to lift this weekend (the forecast is highlighted in green below) At last! Historically we’ve seen the Spring hatch around 20C and finally we’re going to hit that this weekend (I hope!). Check out this blog for more info on this concept…….. Above chart shows the max… Read More Higher Temperatures Forecast – Late Hatch?
As we reach the end of another football season the onslaught of renovations is upon the groundsman of the UK. I’ve written recently (blog here….) about the unusual disease challenges that have faced golf course managers this month and whether to ride it out or reach for a fungicide application? For golf course managers they… Read More Football Pitch Renovation Time
As you can imagine I’ve had loads of calls this month about Fuz and should we be spraying for it? Throughout the month my advice has been to leave it alone and stick to your normal May gameplan after all the weather will pick up surely – won’t it? Did you know? I’ve recorded this… Read More May Microdochium Patch
When should I next apply my Primo? The simplest way to understand how to time you’re PrimoMaxxII application in the UK is: Cool but just growing: Apply every 4 weeks In between: Apply every 3 weeks Peak summer: Apply every 2 weeks Stick to that and you won’t go far wrong. You can listen to… Read More Next Primo Maxx II app? – Spring edition
The last couple of weeks have been all about LeatherJackets and forgive me for continuing to share my thoughts. The recent Webinar I did with BIGGA to discuss the challenge has increased the number of conversations I’ve had about this subject and shown me how little I know as well as how much we have… Read More Spotted Cranefly spotted
Henry at ICL and myself have spent a lot of time chatting in recent months about the increasing importance of Integrated strategies to help avoid and minimise the agronomic challenges that are “on the Horizon”. We thought it was a good idea to share our thoughts and conversations about our experiences and best practice advice… Read More Podcast Feedback
I did a presentation this week for the BIGGA Continue 2 Learn programme which you can find at the bottom of this. You can listen to this blog as a Podcast if that is easier for you. Just tap play below. I intend to expand on a few of the points I made in that… Read More Damage V Population
PestTracker sightings are coming in now (thanks to everyone getting involved) but to me, it doesn’t really feel like it’s kicked off properly yet. It’s true to say the Spring flush is never as dramatic as the Autumn one but with the level of interest and concern there is around this pest currently I’m not… Read More Too cold to hatch?