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?
As we roll into the summer holidays and many of us are looking desperately at the UK weather forecasts praying for a dry period it seems appropriate that we talk about Moisture Stress and it’s impact on the turf in our Unlock and Play trial. We have taken our Original Primo trial and now have… Read More Unlock and Play – Moisture Edition
When Primo Maxx was launched it was primarily as a plant growth regulator. However, now Primo Maxx has established itself in peoples turf management programmes, over the years it has essentially been used to improve putting surfaces and turf quality, rather than simply suppress growth. Particularly on greens, at the low rates used, I’d challenge… Read More How will you use your Primo?
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
As we’ve reached the end of the Lockdown Trial I’ve concluded that, given the same situation again for a period of low intensity management, I’d apply as much Primo Maxx as the label would allow me too. But, it’s also given a fascinating insight and explanation as to why, under normal conditions, that’s probably not… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Conclusion
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?
Not a lot of change this week – the weather has cooled so we have seen reduced growth, increased stress and some increased benefits of Primo Maxx to turf colour. Turf Colour First time I’ve mentioned colour. It’s a low maintenance trial and colour hasn’t been top of my list to talk about. The figures… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 8
As turf management levels increase and golfers return and the Lockdown Trials reach week 7 it’s time to draw some conclusions. Whats the point? Maybe it’s the fact that I had another birthday this week – (thanks for all the kind birthday wishes, What a nice bunch you are) or maybe it’s just that I’ve… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 7
Quick one this week as it’s half-term and I’m attempting to spend a bit of time with the kids! Which means squeezing one week’s work into two days – but I appreciate that’s nothing compared to the challenges you people are under! I’m seeing a lot of images on social media at the moment of… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 6
What’s new this week? We’ve dropped the cutting height on the whole trial down one mm in cutting height in one go – a suggestion that was met with a few deep breaths by the team at STRI who are the custodians of good practice. However in this situation, in order to keep the trial… Read More The Lockdown – Lowdown Week 5