Chafers Chafer activity has really boomed through the end of June 2021 – a good three to four weeks behind 2019 and 2020. Lots of reported sightings on PestTracker – please keep them coming. Here’s a blog on my best practise advice for getting the most out of Acelepryn over the next couple of weeks.… Read More June 2021 FAQ
Really quick one – the chafer sightings have kicked off this week as I suspected in last weeks blog as we’ve had a prolonged warm period and I wonder if the rainfall has contributed too? With the activity started and the rainfall set for a little while we are now entering a period suitable for… Read More Acelepryn for Chafer timing advice
Its that time of year when I begin to see people putting preventative strategies in place for Dollar spot – so I thought it was worth going back to basics. What is it? Dollar spot can be identified easily by the lesions on leaves, they are a pale, bleached colour. They are bound at either… Read More Dollar spot – Frequently asked questions
I’ve been asked a few times this month for best practice advice for Dollar spot. To start with I’ve put together a basic Dollar Spot FAQ to go over the symptoms and drivers. Establish the risk Have you seen it on your site before? Are you fescue dominant? Are you in a mild area of… Read More Managing Dollar Spot
It feels too soon to be talking about managing heat stress but here we are after a crazy cold Spring and we’re now seeing consecutive days of high temperatures. To get a feel for how unusual this is I’ve pulled some data together from Yorkshire (the home of Henry from ICL) and the south coast… Read More Heat management strategies for turf
The deadline (End of June) for the annual Amenity Spray operator of the year awards is beginning to creep up on us. With increasing pressure on Plant Protection Products being mounted it is more important than ever that as an industry we ensure we do the very best job of proving we have great stewardship… Read More Amenity Spray Operator of the Year awards (ASOY) 2021 – Enter Here
A couple of weeks back I put this blog out as we were about to move into temperatures above 20C for the first time in 2021 and as predicted we have indeed moved into some pretty decent temperatures for a sustained period of time. To date (9/6/21) we’ve had very little reports of Chafer activity… Read More Summer at last but where are the Chafers?
I’ve been doing my monthly FAQ’s for a year now and since 2021 is the year I’ve decided to get ahead of the game and communicate in advance of the problem rather than after the event then I thought it was worth reviewing last years questions that came up and I hope that will put… Read More June 2021 – What to Expect