Henry at ICL and myself have spent a lot of time chatting in recent months about the increasing importance of Integrated strategies to help avoid and minimise the agronomic challenges that are “on the Horizon”. We thought it was a good idea to share our thoughts and conversations about our experiences and best practice advice… Read More Podcast Feedback
I did a presentation this week for the BIGGA Continue 2 Learn programme which you can find at the bottom of this. You can listen to this blog as a Podcast if that is easier for you. Just tap play below. I intend to expand on a few of the points I made in that… Read More Damage V Population
PestTracker sightings are coming in now (thanks to everyone getting involved) but to me, it doesn’t really feel like it’s kicked off properly yet. It’s true to say the Spring flush is never as dramatic as the Autumn one but with the level of interest and concern there is around this pest currently I’m not… Read More Too cold to hatch?
In April 2021 I mainly spent the month talking about two things – How dry it is and how damaging leatherjackets are! Dry and cold There is no getting away from the fact that April 2021 has been brutally dry and cold. I pulled some data out on the month just to get my head… Read More April 2021 FAQ’s
So I think we’ve all been very aware of just how dry and cold it has been this April. Growth has hardly started, surfaces are drying out and nothing seems to be happening. So whilst we’ve all been struggling to get things moving as we’d like I asked myself the question – how unusual is… Read More Dry and cold April 2021
Loading… Live table showing reported sightings Its the 23rd April 2021 and the reported sightings of a Marsh Cranefly (the 2 lifecycle a year ones) hatch are now coming in. The first sightings came in a round 4 weeks ago now in the very mild areas of the country and from some areas using undersoil… Read More Warmer weather = Spring hatch?
We’ve reached that time of the year when we begin to see some Purpling in the leaf on our putting surfaces so it’s time for my annual blog about this subject. Click here to listen to the Podcast … This phenomenon expresses itself slightly differently in each grass species and biotype and back in my… Read More Spring Purpling 2021
It’s starting, a few reports of cranefly beginning to hatch are coming in. In fact they started a couple of weeks back – particularly on sites that had reported early damage. These tend to be in the mildest areas of the country. I’m definitely seeing patterns between warmer sections of the country and levels of… Read More Spring LeatherJacket activity
Many of you won’t be familiar with the Syngenta golf website as the content is generally not aimed at greenkeepers, It’s a website where we look at the business of golf on a global scale. It’s full of interesting articles, interviews with industry leaders and lots of pieces looking at the future of the game.… Read More Syngenta Golf and the well being of Greenkeepers
We’ve worked with ICL to develop an Online quiz (link here) to help support you guys and girls out there spraying – in this blog series I intend to go through each question, give you an in depth answer and a few useful links. How do you measure nozzle output? Place measuring cylinder under nozzle… Read More Application Quiz – Nozzle output