Great days at STRI Research

The STRI site in Bingley has got to be one of the most fascinating places to visit at any time, with so many things going on and inspirational people to talk to looking at new and better ways to manage turf more effectively. And when you add in several hundred progressive turf mangers from golf,…

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Dynamic disease control – Pitchcare feature

You might have seen the great feature my colleague, Marcela Munoz, wrote in the latest issue of the mighty tome that is Pitchcare. It’s all about Dynamic disease control, and the actions that you need to take to tackle the various life-cycle stages of pathogen infections that are typically present in turf surfaces at any…

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Communication is key

I am lucky I get to see meet many golf course managers. There are so many good guys out there with so much passion and great knowledge. From my point of view the one thing which set many of the very best ones apart is not the agronomy knowledge, machinery skills or irrigation or the…

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Daddy Long Legs invasion predicted

Insect specialists have predicted we are set to see an explosion of Daddy Long Legs over the coming weeks – with an estimated 200 billion Crane Fly reported as being set to emerge. Whilst Buglife and the Daily Mail would have you think it’s a plague of biblical proportions, in fact it happens pretty much…

September chance to build turf health

I’ve always found that weather records of past seasons’ experiences give a good indication of what’s likely to come for this year. September weather patterns over recent seasons have typically recorded good growing conditions, continuing well into the autumn. That gives opportunities to improve turf health and surface quality, but does create other issues to…

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