One of the things Henry and myself have been chatting about “On the Horizon” is the concept of sub 2c stopping hours. It’s a concept we’ve developed to help us understand when we start to see weather that is cold enough to slow down the development of Microdochium patch and how variable it is across… Read More Has October 2021 been a cold one?
After the heavy rainfall this weekend I had several course managers reporting a late emergence of Cranefly just when they thought it was all over! The obvious question on there mind was “Do I stick with my Acelepryn timing plans?“ The answer to that is yes. The more we study the emergence pattern of the… Read More Late Cranefly emergence
As promised in this blog Here’s the latest in the FR321 trial we have going on at STRI which showed we could keep Microdochium pressure low by going early and preventative. We have continued to apply FR321 at monthly intervals Which we would NEVER recommended in the real world. We would always advise rotation of… Read More FR321 latest STRI Data
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… Read More Can we go yet?
I get asked this one a lot – How long will my turf fungicide last? When you apply a fungicide there is a number of things going on: Reducing spore population around the plant Reducing spore population on the plant Defending and protecting the plant on the outside from new pathogen Getting into the plant… Read More Turf Fungicide longevity using GDD
I’m getting asked this question alot. I’ve bought my Acelepryn, waited for peak flight and I just haven’t seen any……. Should I wait? Should I apply now? Should I not use it? Ok lets start at the beginning, any Acelepryn purchased under the Emergency Authorisation for Cranefly in 2021 must be used by the 29th… Read More I haven’t seen any Cranefly should I still apply Aceleprn?
A trial at STRI this year looking at the use of FR321 in integrated programmes designed to combat Anthracnose. As we creep into the Autumn period and the Microdochium pressure I felt the benefits we’ve seen in this trial of FR321 in controlling this problem would be worth sharing. The trial in question was put… Read More FR321 Latest trial data
September really is a time when things come at you from all angles! August felt fairly quiet whilst people concentrated on keeping on top of grass growth and a bit of handwatering but September seems to have thrown everything at us this year! Most of my conversations have revolved around: Drought Anthracnose Dollar Spot Microdochium… Read More September FAQ
We’re into the last week of September and it’s looking like the hatch pattern is currently looking the same as last year. Now is the time to be patient and pencil the last week of October in your diary for application. We’ve seen higher numbers of people logging Cranefly flights but that doesn’t mean the… Read More You don’t know the peak until its past
I couldn’t help myself – I felt this brilliant piece of work on the state of Dragonflies was worth sharing. I spend a lot of time talking to people about the seeming increase in Cranefly populations that we are seeing. This document does a great job at looking at how some insects are really benefiting… Read More State of Dragonflies 2021