Category: Turf Care

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ASOOTY awards open for applications

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),…

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Introduction to Sean Loakes

As some of you will have already seen from previous posts; I’m Sean Loakes and I’ve joined the Syngenta UK & Ireland team as Technical Manager. Luckily for me Glenn’s not completely disappearing but is supporting a wider area moving forward. He’ll still be available to share his knowledge and expertise which is a great…

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BTME getting closer

With BTME just around the corner my attention swiftly turns to the all the things I should have done a lot sooner! Prepare data workshop 1:30PM – 5:00PM, 21 MAR 2022 I’ve got this one under control – the problem is knowing what to cover so we give ourselves enough room to talk around the…

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FR321 Latest trial data

A trial at STRI this year looking at the use of FR321 in integrated programmes designed to combat Anthracnose. As we creep into the Autumn period and the Microdochium pressure I felt the benefits we’ve seen in this trial of FR321 in controlling this problem would be worth sharing. The trial in question was put…

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July 2021 – What to expect

The FAQ blogs have been running for over a year now and it gives us a really good opportunity to look back at the challenges people were facing and try and get ahead of the game. After all forewarned is forearmed, heres July 2020’s FAQS And here’s a summary Red Thread – I’ve seen a…

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Football Pitch Renovation Time

As we reach the end of another football season the onslaught of renovations is upon the groundsman of the UK. I’ve written recently (blog here….) about the unusual disease challenges that have faced golf course managers this month and whether to ride it out or reach for a fungicide application? For golf course managers they…

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May Microdochium Patch

As you can imagine I’ve had loads of calls this month about Fuz and should we be spraying for it? Throughout the month my advice has been to leave it alone and stick to your normal May gameplan after all the weather will pick up surely – won’t it? Did you know? I’ve recorded this…

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Next Primo Maxx II app? – Spring edition

When should I next apply my Primo? The simplest way to understand how to time you’re PrimoMaxxII application in the UK is: Cool but just growing: Apply every 4 weeks In between: Apply every 3 weeks Peak summer: Apply every 2 weeks Stick to that and you won’t go far wrong. You can listen to…

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Jim Arthur’s Practical Greenkeeping – still relevant?

I’ve seen a lot of activity on social media celebrating Jims 100 birthday the last couple of weeks. Several people asking “Are his views still relevant now?” Certainly his disease management views were as relevant now as they were when he wrote Practical Greenkeeping. I’ve recently put a blog together on Biostimulants check it out…

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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

It’s World Mental Health Day this weekend. Let’s hope everyone sits up and takes time to think. Greenkeeping can be an extremely pressurised job, but fortunately there are now increasing outlets for help. From my personal experience, it’s so important to take heed of the advice and opportunities on offer. I still love getting my…