At this time of year I regularly get asked when should I start my Primo Maxx programme. I’ve added some additional complexities to it this year, because I’ve been talking a lot about growth degree days. Primo Maxx has been used for a long time now and I’ve seen a lot of different timings and… Read More Primo Maxx II – when to start?
Last year I was talking a lot about using 6C as your base temp for timing your PrimoMaxxII programmes but now I think 0C is probably best. I shared this with the turf managers of the Nordics last week. Growth Degree Days are a really simple model for measuring temperature based activities. Generally there are… Read More GDD – Why I’ve changed my mind
Can Yorkshire deliver any stress? That’s the question I usually open with and at last the answer is yes! This week I’ll take a look at why GDD (Growing Degree Day) models are still useful during high stress periods if you have that stress under control. After a pretty dull July the first 2 weeks… Read More Unlock and Play – GDD edition
The last review I did of this trial asked the question – Can Yorkshire deliver any stressful climatic conditions? That answer to that is no (not yet anyway). So we’re going to add some artificial stress – just like managing turf – with wear. What stresses can we control? Since Yorkshire isn’t renowned for its… Read More Unlock and Play – The Wear Edition
What is Primo Maxx II? Primo Maxx II is a growth regulator that is used in sports turf primarily to regulate and suppress grass growth. That has advantages for time and cost savings, but also some real advantages for maintaining consistent surface playability. You can vary the amount of suppression you get by increasing the… Read More Beginners guide to Primo and GDD
We’ve recently launched our Growing Degree Day (GDD) tool – (take a look here) and a sure sign of engagement is questions and I’ve had a few. In this blog I’m going to talk about why I keep talking about 150 GDD as a application window for PrimoMaxx II. What is a GDD application window?… Read More GDD Tool – FAQ – 150 GDD?
We’ve recently launched our GDD tool – take a look … and a sure sign of engagement is questions and I’ve had a few. In this blog I’m going to talk about why some of your GDD figures look different to the ones you’ve generated on-line and why it probably doesn’t matter anyway. A traditional… Read More GDD Tool – FAQ – Different figures?
We’ve recently launched our GDD tool – take a look……. and a sure sign of engagement is questions and I’ve had a few. I this blog I’m going to talk about where the weather data comes from how it’s generated and why its the most reliable way to do it. The GDD tool says its… Read More GDD Tool – FAQ- Data?