If you are in the UK you will know its been very hot recently, and Ireland has seen its share of the heat wave also; Dublin’s Phoenix Park recorded 33.1C (91.4F). The hottest day in 135 years across the island of Ireland. I saw on the news that the UK had its hottest night on… Read More Primo Maxx II – Can I trust the model when its this hot?!
Like the other plant health inputs, water, nutrition and air, grass needs light. And like all things in life its not that simple. Each of these inputs has an optimum or ‘Goldie Locks’ zone. For water; too little and the plant withers and dies, too much and it becomes waterlogged and dies. The same is… Read More Grass needs light, but how much is too much?
Almost every course manager I’ve spoken to since joining Syngenta in the winter is struggling to run a full team, and those few that have full teams have sworn me to secrecy. Like for many industries its currently really difficult to recruit and retain staff. Many course managers are being forced to search further afield… Read More Syngenta Turf App helps turn fingers green
At Syngenta we have made a bunch of Digital tools available to help growers do what they do best, and it this case that’s grow great quality turf! All the support tools are available free on the Syngenta turf website, you just need to sign up and it’s all available to you. I’ll be doing… Read More Syngenta Digital tools
With the winner getting a weekend break for two at a luxury hotel of choice, and two runners-up receiving £100 Machine Mart vouchers, not to mention the winner being awarded during the BIGGA ceremony, its well worth entering this year! Pictured are ASOOTY 2021 winners at the BTME Awards’ presentation, Me (Sean), Jason Garlick (winner), John… Read More ASOOTY awards open for applications
Chafers are a serious insect pest in the right situation. We tend not to suffer as badly in the UK as we do from crane fly, but in those unlucky cases the damage can be significant. Whilst they may look like they can be easily dealt with in a ‘bush tucker trial‘, the scale of… Read More All quiet on the chafer front …
As we come into warmer temperatures, which is great for growth, be on the look out for sightings of our big two UK insect pests (for turf) crane fly and chafers. Please log any sightings of adults onthe Syngenta Pest Tracker (www.syngentaturf.co.uk/turf-pest-tracker) It’s really easy to log your sightings, just select the pest you’ve seen,… Read More Spotted on the wing …