You’d think the question I get asked most would be an agronomy based question or a tech question about the rate of a product or even a question about application intervals. Nope – How do I get XC nozzles to fit my sprayer Really easy – Phone 0800 652 4215 and order the correct nozzle… Read More My most frequent of FAQ – XC Nozzle Caps!!!
You can now apply online to Syngenta’s Application Academy. I’ve had an exciting last 18 months as I’ve transitioned from Golf Course Manager to a Technical Managers role. The journey has been tricky, enlightening and interesting with everyday being a huge learning opportunity. The Art of Application Academy is something I’m very excited about putting… Read More Application Academy – Apply Online
Next week, at BTME 2020 Syngenta launches the Art of Application Academy. Visit us on Stand 428 to find why I’m so excited about this logical yet very much needed next step in the development of spray and application technology. I’ve been with Syngenta for around 18 months now and in that time I have… Read More I’m Excited – The Application Academy Launch
Why are nozzle charts so frustratingly complex? They hold vital information for getting your sprayer set up correctly but they do a pretty good job of hiding in amongst a heap of unnecessary numbers. WHY WHY WHY???? Well, pretty simple really – nozzles are generally designed to be pretty generic so they can be mass… Read More Reading Nozzle Charts
I know – it’s not normal practice to begin your calibration process with nozzle pressure but here’s why I think it’s so important. Bear with me on this one – You know how you get frustrated at times with those golfers who don’t understand the complexities of your job, when they mistreat your hard work… Read More Begin with Nozzle pressure
Whilst we’re in this wet period and ground conditions aren’t allowing you to get out on the course as much as you’d like – this is a useful exercise to do. Using Google Earth you can check the areas of your playing surfaces. Most courses have a pretty good idea of the area they are… Read More Know your areas
Whilst demonstrating the value of good sprayer set-up and particularly nozzle set-up last week, I had a quick look at the pressure gauge on one of the sprayers at the course I was at. I was a little surprised to how the different pressures were indicated on the dial. I suspect that if the manufacturer… Read More Keep up the Pressure
Great Question from Jonathan on twitter today. The timing of Acelepryn is key to getting success out of the product but with the Emergency Authorisation deadline looming!. I’ve put a quick 4 minute video to try and explain best practice. Ok so here goes: Key to success is to maximise the period of exposure of… Read More Acelepryn timing – A Great Question
It’s highly likely that you’re sat on your Acelepryn right now looking for the late summer Cranefly hatch. Improving your application of this product will help you get the very best out of this product and we’ve put together a number of tips to help you with that. Apply preventatively – our studies show that… Read More Acelepryn – Turf Application Advice 2020 update
As we push past Mid August it’s time to start monitoring Cranefly hatches. Using PestTracker we got some great information about the Spring Cranefly hatch and we begun to see the value of this data gathering exercise to help us give the Turf industry really good advice. PestTracker has had slow trickle of Cranefly sightings… Read More Any Craneflies sightings yet?