Monitoring for leatherjackets is a very simple and easy way to establish the scale of the problems you’re likely to see in the upcoming weeks. It’s fairly simple to do, only this week I was doing 25 of them in one of our trials to assess levels of control over the winter. It only needs… Read More Leatherjacket monitoring idea
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Over the Christmas holiday we began to see some LeatherJacket damage. In my last Blog I wrote about the journey the offending grubs have been on since birth. If you’re seeing damage or you feel there is a chance of LeatherJackets in your sward then having a good understanding of the population will help you… Read More LeatherJacket population counts
It feels too soon but I was getting feedback of leatherjacket damage before Christmas on the South Coast. Peak flight was 15 weeks ago now and we’ve only just started to see some cold weather. The above chart shows how we’ve had some pretty good growth since the hatch until the Christmas period when the… Read More LeatherJackets damage
I was sent the image below this week from South Wales and PestTracker continues to do its job – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE if you’re seeing Cranefly hatch still – please continue to log them. We don’t fully understand the life cycle yet – the more pieces of the jigsaw we have the sooner we get… Read More Does it ever end?
Cranefly. We’ve only had a few reported sightings this last couple of weeks which reflects exactly the same pattern as 2019. The additional work in gaining an extended period of Emergency Authorisation for Acelepryn now feels worth it. The last day to purchase product is gone and you are right at the end of the… Read More Surely it’s over?
This time last year we were about to see the peak of Cranefly hatching. It’ll be interesting to see if that repeats itself again this year or if we are already there. Keep logging at PestTracker so we can get a clear picture. Either way this is the period to apply Acelepryn. Assuming you’ve seen… Read More PestTracker Update – Sept Week 3
The pattern and timing of crane fly sightings remains the same this year as it did last year. The reports are coming in thick and fast now and the amount of you engaging in this citizen science data gathering exercise is amazing. Last season we saw the hatch start around the same time but then… Read More All systems go! Crane Fly Hatch
It’s started and pretty much at exactly the same time as last year. Sightings form course managers on PestTracker are on the up. I suspect we’ll see a similar pattern to last year and see the period of hatching stretched over the next 3 to 4 weeks. So assuming you’ve seen Cranefly hatching, the next… Read More Cranefly hatch starts NOW – Acelepryn application tips
There seems to be no obvious pattern in the location of the hatches this year. I was desperately hoping there would be. There are no obvious links to climatic differences. Again I was hoping there would be something! I’ve spoken to a few people who are reporting seeing nothing on the golf course but seeing… Read More Cranefly distribution