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 …
2021 was the year my inbox was overloaded with images of people sheeting greens. 2022 is the year people send me pictures and videos of leatherjackets on marathon journeys! I spoke a lot last Autumn about the ability for these things to travel some distance, I suspected they could do 10 meters a night if… Read More The 2022 LeatherJacket Craze
As we head into the last week of April the Cranefly hatch reports are beginning to come in. It feels early still (See blog here that I wrote but forgot to post!! from Early April) but we’re seemingly behind 2019 and 2020. 2022 was a cold slow Spring and never really produced a peak hatch.… Read More Heading into May – Cranefly hatch
Based on historic PestTracker data on average we begin to see craneflies in the second week of April. Whilst I still can’t believe how it’s happened, we are very quickly approaching the second week of April. As always though the averages mask and hide a number of nuances If we look back through the years… Read More Cranefly hatch? Feels early?
At last I’ve free’d a bit of time up to have a dive into 3 years worth of PestTracker data, and your efforts are continuing to deliver some insights into cranefly trends in the UK and Ireland. After looking through it all we’re continuing to see how it will play an important role in managing… Read More The value of PestTracker
It feels like the whole of the last month I’ve been telling people to be patient and wait but has the time finally come when we can begin to apply Acelepryn? Well looking at this weeks PestTracker reported sightings I’d say we’re getting pretty close now and as a general rule in 2021 I’d be… Read More Can we go yet?
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… Read More You don’t know the peak until its past
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!
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