ICL are currently doing a great offer on Ryder to go in the tank with our fungicide applications that’s well worth taking a look at. On the back of this leaflet you’ll see some data from a trial we did at the Irish Sports Turf Institute in 2018. In this trial we did some work… Read More ICL Offer – Ryder to go in the tank with your fungicide
I was fortunate enough last week to be invited out to Helsinki in Finland to talk to a group of course managers. It was brilliant to go and visit a different area with some different challenges. They’ve been having a very different year to normal with very mild temperatures and more rainfall (sound familiar?). Helsinki… Read More Finland Light
Light is a key component of Photosynthesis – put simply no light, no photosynthesis. During the winter months with shorter days, even though we have temperatures suitable for growth, it’s very likely we’ll go through periods when light is the limiting factor. I’ve grabbed a few slides from a recent presentation myself and Dr Andy… Read More Photosynthesis, Light Units and Turf Growth
Got an email today from a Course Manager asking: “Greens don’t appear to be as healthy as they have in previous years at this time do I think that light levels would have any impact on this?” It’s a great question and ties in nicely with some of the work we did at STRI last… Read More Light – The limiting factor?
It’s that time of year when we all step back and search for the reason for the Etiolated growth that is appearing on many venues across the UK over the last two weeks. This soft, pale elongated growth can appear quickly and detracts from the visual impact of the surfaces you’re presenting. There has been… Read More Etiolated Growth – Why, Just Why?
To follow on from my last blog on light intensity you can see an interesting picture forming below. The below pictures show varying degrees of sunshine, intensity and day lengths. All the figures are for Sandwich Down on the south east coast where I usually find the highest sun intensity figures. All the map images… Read More Light intensity, sunshine and day length – the numbers
Below are two graphs show light levels for all of 2018 and light levels so far in 2019. If you’ve read my last two blogs you’ll have a pretty good idea what’s going on and you can skip to the next section – if not here goes the simple version: The green lines are good,… Read More Light levels 2018 vs 2019 – Turf Management
As we are now in the period of the longest days of the year it’s worth revisiting light and how it impacts the plant. Photosynthetically useful light is measured in Micromoles per square meter per second (µmoles/m2/s). This is a unit of the intensity of the light and can range in the UK from 0… Read More I’ve seen the light – Impact on Turf
Loading… March was dry, temperatures fairly good and last weeks Twitter feed was full of stunning looking golf courses. It’s at this time of the year things begin to start moving, all the winter projects feel like they were worth it and the compliments begin rolling in. For a long time, we’ve associated this change… Read More March light – Turf Growth
I had the pleasure today of visiting Headingly and meeting Ryan Golding the Head Groundsman at the Emerald Headingly. They are in the process of extending their stadium and the newly extended South stand is begining to cast a rather large shadow. In the shaded area under the South Stand on a bright February day,… Read More Shedding micromoles of light on Leeds Rhinos Extended Stadium