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
In 2019 the second week of September was the week we began to see an increase in Cranefly Hatching. This is important to know because when applying Acelepryn we want to ensure the majority of Cranefly eggs are in the ground. The Emergency Authorisation has been extended to the end of October this year giving… Read More Cranefly hatch – nearly there?
Fires in the South, flooding in the North. In one part of the country we’re talking with turf managers about managing heat and drought stress and in another we’re already discussing disease management strategies. I begin to wonder how will this crazy weather impact Cranefly hatching? Whilst July was a fairly lacklustre month for any… Read More Will there be a North / South Cranefly divide?
The spring cranefly hatch is here, after what seems like a shocking spring for leatherjacket damage I’m trying to gauge what’s done the damage and are they going to continue to feed all summer or are they now hatching and for how long??? Keep logging your sightings on the Syngenta PestTracker and well see if… Read More Cranefly Flight Earlier than Last Year?
As we enter what I suspect is the main period of Spring hatch (keep logging those sightings – Syngenta PestTracker …) its worth thinking back to what we have been traditionally taught. We have two main species in the UK that will impact our management in Turf – Tiplula paludosa and Tipula oleracea. The oleracea… Read More Cranefly ID
It’s easter bank Holiday weekend and I’ve had a crazy amount of messages all about the same thing! Leather Jackets coming out of the ground in their hundreds. To the point where they are pouring into bunkers. I’m not sure I remember a situation like this ever – The images people are sending me are… Read More Leather Jacket explosion
Three years on from the removal of Chlorpyrifos from the market and I feel this is the first Spring we are fully feeling the impact of the loss of this product on turf care. So here we are 3 years on, what have we learnt? Cranefly laying patterns are very irregular making any good trial… Read More Bibionid Fly v Crane Fly