I said I’d try post some useful things over the next couple of weeks and after setting this up for a friend today I thought I’d share it with you as it may prove handy at the moment. Talking to a lot of Course managers and distribution at the moment and there is a whole… Read More Working by yourself? This trick could make you safer…
It’s been a tough couple of weeks and things will only to get tougher for all of us and our families. It’s important to remember our priorities at times like this and first and foremost ours and our loved ones health comes top of that list. Once we’re past the immediate challenge, it’s inevitable that… Read More Wetting Agents
We now know that the coming weeks for everyone involved in turfgrass management in the UK will be uncertain and difficult. It’s important at this time to remember that the health and well being of yourself and your families must come first. But having been a golf course manager, not that long ago, I understand… Read More How best we can help & support you
What are the risks? PrimoMaxx has been around for a long time now so we have a pretty good understanding the way the product works. High dose rates generally result in a higher levels of Phytotoxity (yellowing of the leaf) which is usually negated by the addition of Nitrogen and/or Iron. Of course there is… Read More Primo Maxx II Risks and what to add and when to start?
The legalities – whilst we’re living in crazy times we still need to stay within the law and those restrictions can be found on the label In summary Max individual dose 3.2L/Ha and total usage in calendar year 16L/Ha. That’s the law. Beyond that we go into the specific surface rates (below). These rates have… Read More Primo Maxx II – The Legalities?
Lots of phone calls and messages about Primo rates at the moment. Understandably people are concerned now about lower staffing levels or potentially having to shut down the golf course for a period. Primo is a turf care great tool to help reduce growth and could be a real help in the upcoming months helping… Read More Primo Maxx II How long / how much?
I’m going to be brave here and predict a dry down soon!!! There is no denying that since September weather conditions have been shocking for turf managers but it will turn at some point and it’s more likely than not we’ll soon be talking about how to manage turf under drought stress. Just a quick… Read More Dry down – Coming soon
I was fortunate enough last week to be invited out to Helsinki in Finland to talk to a group of course managers. It was brilliant to go and visit a different area with some different challenges. They’ve been having a very different year to normal with very mild temperatures and more rainfall (sound familiar?). Helsinki… Read More Finland Light
It goes without saying that Finland can get pretty cold during the winter. On my recent visit I was asked to have a look at the temperatures and comment on how I would build a disease management strategy. The below charts show days when we had days with periods below 3 degrees for a consecutive… Read More Finland Temperature
Three years on from the removal of Chlorpyrifos from the market and I feel this is the first Spring we are fully feeling the impact of the loss of this product on turf care. So here we are 3 years on, what have we learnt? Cranefly laying patterns are very irregular making any good trial… Read More Bibionid Fly v Crane Fly