It feels like the whole of the last month I’ve been telling people to be patient and wait but has the time finally come when we can begin to apply Acelepryn?
Well looking at this weeks PestTracker reported sightings I’d say we’re getting pretty close now and as a general rule in 2021 I’d be aiming for an application in the last 2 weeks of October.
It looks to me like 2021 has followed a very similar pattern to 2020 and 2019 with hatching starting around the last week of August, peaking mid September and fizzling out through October.
A frightening 6 – 8 weeks of potential egg laying on your putting surfaces.
In the timing trials we did last year we saw improved results when we aimed for Acelepryn applications one month after peak flight.
For most of the trialists that was around the last week of October to first week of November.
It’s easy to get caught up in the exact detail with this kind of advice and think there is an exact day when we’ll get the best results out of it.
That’s really not the case and the month after peak flight advice is just about pushing application towards a mid to late October, even early November application.
Each site would have had its own individual peak and some are even still reporting a hive of activity, so use your knowledge of what has happened on your site to guide your timings but as a general rule I’d be looking at the best spray day in the last 2 weeks of October.
The next question I get asked is – I haven’t seen any yet should I still apply Acelepryn? I deal with that one here.