September FAQs 2021

September really is a time when things come at you from all angles! August felt fairly quiet whilst people concentrated on keeping on top of grass growth and a bit of handwatering but September seems to have thrown everything at us this year! Most of my conversations have revolved around: Drought Anthracnose Dollar Spot Microdochium…

You don’t know the peak until its past

We’re into the last week of September and it’s looking like the hatch pattern is currently looking the same as last year. Now is the time to be patient and pencil the last week of October in your diary for application. We’ve seen higher numbers of people logging Cranefly flights but that doesn’t mean the…

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State of Dragonflies 2021

I couldn’t help myself – I felt this brilliant piece of work on the state of Dragonflies was worth sharing. I spend a lot of time talking to people about the seeming increase in Cranefly populations that we are seeing. This document does a great job at looking at how some insects are really benefiting…

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Cranefly: be patient and keep logging!

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…

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Anthracnose – I’ve tried everything!

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…

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Anthracnose – why are we here again!

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…

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Anthracnose season – Resources

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…

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