Lots and lots of feedback now on Cranefly emergence and it’s great to see so many people looking for hatch cases on the greens to really understand where these things come from, let’s hope we can maintain this level of attention to detail and really learn and understand the lifecycle this winter. Looking at the… Read More Cranefly: be patient and keep logging!
I’ve done all THAT! In the last blog I looked at why we end up being caught out year on year by Anthracnose and I think it can be pretty simply summarised by “trying to give the golfer what they want for too long”. If we are going to try to deliver tight, lean and… Read More Anthracnose – I’ve tried everything!
Here we are again moving into September and after a quieter August (for me anyway!) things are starting to go crazy again. Whilst some of the calls are about Microdochium patch just starting, some of the calls are about Cranefly and LeatherJackets the one that always catches me by surprise is Anthracnose. It always feels… Read More Anthracnose – why are we here again!
Here we are again, moving into September and just when we were through Anthracnose season – the phone starts ringing again! Anthracnose always catches me out at this time of year – I don’t know why I let it surprise me but it always does. This is something myself and Henry have spent alot of… Read More Anthracnose season – Resources
I think most people have been covering holidays and simply trying to keep on top of mowing grass this month. The damp weather in the South and decent temperatures further north have meant the main challenges have been around keeping on top of grass growth whilst keeping out of the way of the huge amount… Read More August FAQs
Whilst undertaking my normal morning scroll through the Twitter turf world I saw a few people are seeing the beginning of the Cranefly hatch and the general feeling was that it was a little early. These aren’t the first sightings – My whatsapp and Inbox has seen a few hatching images over the last 2… Read More Cranefly emergence – Is it starting yet?
The emergency authorisation for 2021 for the use of Acelepryn on Leather Jackets has been granted (link to some news on that here…….). The approval has been granted until the end of November this year, which is great news as the PestTracker data (find it here) is showing later hatch periods than we ever expected.… Read More Acelepryn longevity study
Last season we undertook a user trial at 9 golf courses around the UK and learned that by delaying the timing of Acelepryn we may me able to improve the results Getting the best out of this product relies on us understanding a few things. Where does the product sit in the soil profile? How… Read More Optimum timing of Acelepryn
I’m looking for some help now. I need as many people as possible to commit to a trial looking at the implication of aeration on leatherjackets and the putting surface. Quick note: You can listen this to this article as a Podcast – just the play button below. It’s pretty simple and will involve the… Read More Aeration trial – get involved
Here’s the July 2021 Monthly FAQ blog. A run through of the questions that get thrown my way during the month. After all, if one person asks the question a lot of other people are thinking the same. It’s been a fairly quite month this July, I suspect the decent growing conditions at the beginning… Read More July 2021 FAQ’s