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
Last season we undertook a user trial at 9 golf courses around the UK and learned that by delaying the timing of Acelepryn we may me able to improve the results Getting the best out of this product relies on us understanding a few things. Where does the product sit in the soil profile? How… Read More Optimum timing of Acelepryn
The apparent increase in populations of leatherjackets and chafer grubs often poses a real challenge for turf managers in terms of controlling the pests to minimise damage. There are currently a limited number of approved products available to control the problem and with limited label restrictions for certain sectors. You may remember I put together… Read More Please get involved – LeatherJacket survey
Really quick one – the chafer sightings have kicked off this week as I suspected in last weeks blog as we’ve had a prolonged warm period and I wonder if the rainfall has contributed too? With the activity started and the rainfall set for a little while we are now entering a period suitable for… Read More Acelepryn for Chafer timing advice
A couple of weeks back I put this blog out as we were about to move into temperatures above 20C for the first time in 2021 and as predicted we have indeed moved into some pretty decent temperatures for a sustained period of time. To date (9/6/21) we’ve had very little reports of Chafer activity… Read More Summer at last but where are the Chafers?
Just a quick blog, the temperatures are forecast to lift this weekend (the forecast is highlighted in green below) At last! Historically we’ve seen the Spring hatch around 20C and finally we’re going to hit that this weekend (I hope!). Check out this blog for more info on this concept…….. Above chart shows the max… Read More Higher Temperatures Forecast – Late Hatch?
The last couple of weeks have been all about LeatherJackets and forgive me for continuing to share my thoughts. The recent Webinar I did with BIGGA to discuss the challenge has increased the number of conversations I’ve had about this subject and shown me how little I know as well as how much we have… Read More Spotted Cranefly spotted