Lots of talk around the country amongst turf managers about how dry a season it’s been. I find the easiest and quickest way to assess the rainfall in comparison to previous years is by using the Met Office anomaly maps. The below summary images show the rainfall in that area of the country compared to… Read More River Flows – September Update
We’ve had a great response to the Syngenta PestTracker data collection project this year. Everyone who has contributed – Thank you. Whilst it has some limitations: Only enthused turf managers entering data Data concentrated to areas with higher levels of turf managers / Managed turf facilities Accuracy of how many times the data is entered… Read More PestTracker Autumn hatch
Great Question from Jonathan on twitter today. The timing of Acelepryn is key to getting success out of the product but with the Emergency Authorisation deadline looming!. I’ve put a quick 4 minute video to try and explain best practice. Ok so here goes: Key to success is to maximise the period of exposure of… Read More Acelepryn timing – A Great Question
It’s that time of year when we all step back and search for the reason for the Etiolated growth that is appearing on many venues across the UK over the last two weeks. This soft, pale elongated growth can appear quickly and detracts from the visual impact of the surfaces you’re presenting. There has been… Read More Etiolated Growth – Why, Just Why?
September 2019. We are now entering the beginning of the big Cranefly hatch season. The last two weeks have seen the Cranefly sightings beginning to increase. During the summer months we saw a slow trickle of sightings on the Syngenta Pest Tracker but I feel we are now entering the beginning of the big hatch… Read More It’s starting – the Cranefly Hatch Season
It’s highly likely that you’re sat on your Acelepryn right now looking for the late summer Cranefly hatch. Improving your application of this product will help you get the very best out of this product and we’ve put together a number of tips to help you with that. Apply preventatively – our studies show that… Read More Acelepryn – Turf Application Advice
The Emergency Authorisation for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket was reapproved for the 2019 season. Get the most from every application of Acelepryn – find out how here. Leatherjackets can cause damage to turf through extensive feeding on roots, which can be severe in localised… Read More Acelepryn Emergency Authorisation 2019
As we push past Mid August it’s time to start monitoring Cranefly hatches. Using PestTracker we got some great information about the Spring Cranefly hatch and we begun to see the value of this data gathering exercise to help us give the Turf industry really good advice. PestTracker has had slow trickle of Cranefly sightings… Read More Any Craneflies sightings yet?
If you’d asked me two years ago when I saw the annual swarm of Cranefly I’d have said “August”. Ask me that same question now and I’ll give you a much longer, complex (and probably much duller) answer than that! Talking to many Turf Managers, I think as an industry we’re a little caught up… Read More Cranefly swarms. But when?
I noted with interest the histeria on Twitter as people got very excited about “record breaking” temperatures in the last week or so. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking breaking weather records is probably not a good thing and I certainly don’t view it as a positive. The above video shows how our climate… Read More Record temperatures – Impact on soil temps?