A quick one… When looking at the GDD calculator on the Syngenta turf website. Sometimes people look at the high temperature and the low temperature and ask the obvious question. 12.1 + 6.7 / 2 = 9.4 not 8.8. Well yes and no If you’re working Growth Degree Days out for yourself that’s exactly how… Read More The calculator is wrong!
If you’ve been studying the Greencast GDD calculator you’ll see this is the time of year when there is huge differences between 0c and 6c base temperatures. Of course the immediate reaction is that something is wrong. But it’s important to note:- by using different base temperatures we are measuring very different things and those… Read More Growing Degree Days – 0c or 6c?
GDD Calculator With some pleasant weather behind us attention turns to the Growth Degree Day Calculator and as always there are questions! Should I start with Primo yet (Yes, if your growing, start low and use GDD to gauge next application) What base temperature to use The calculator is wrong (blog below) Wetting agents penetrant… Read More March Turf FAQ
This one popped up on a facebook thread the other day and it got me thinking about a trial we did in 2015 / 2016 at the STRI. The thread went something like this: Retentive type wetting agents hold too much moisture leading to more thatch accumulation and actually you should use penetrant type wetting… Read More Penetrant wetting agents in summer??
As some of you will have already seen from previous posts; I’m Sean Loakes and I’ve joined the Syngenta UK & Ireland team as Technical Manager. Luckily for me Glenn’s not completely disappearing but is supporting a wider area moving forward. He’ll still be available to share his knowledge and expertise which is a great… Read More Introduction to Sean Loakes
With BTME just around the corner my attention swiftly turns to the all the things I should have done a lot sooner! Prepare data workshop 1:30PM – 5:00PM, 21 MAR 2022 I’ve got this one under control – the problem is knowing what to cover so we give ourselves enough room to talk around the… Read More BTME getting closer