I’ve seen a lot of activity on social media celebrating Jims 100 birthday the last couple of weeks. Several people asking “Are his views still relevant now?” Certainly his disease management views were as relevant now as they were when he wrote Practical Greenkeeping. I’ve recently put a blog together on Biostimulants check it out… Read More Jim Arthur’s Practical Greenkeeping – still relevant?
It’s World Mental Health Day this weekend. Let’s hope everyone sits up and takes time to think. Greenkeeping can be an extremely pressurised job, but fortunately there are now increasing outlets for help. From my personal experience, it’s so important to take heed of the advice and opportunities on offer. I still love getting my… Read More World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020
We know Preventative is better, we know NO-ONE wants to go earlier than they need to – what can we do to get closer to optimum application? We do a lot of trial work with our fungicides and in trials when fungicide is applied Preventatively it always returns better results that it will if applied… Read More When to apply my fungicide
When we do any trial work we take a number of measurements in order to assess the trial. In the main these are visual assessments made by the assessor there is always a set of guidelines however human nature means interpretations can and will be slightly different. This is why it’s so important to use… Read More Normalised Difference Vegetation Index
We have some good news for you all – we now have Red Thread on the label for Instrata Elite. Particularly for those of you in Lawn Care where Red Thread is a much larger issue. I’ve been with Syngenta just Over 2 years now and Instrata Elite has been with us a little longer.… Read More Instrata Elite + Red Thread = Good news. But what’s involved?
The Lockdown Trial is over – long live Unlock and Play! Whilst lockdown now seems like a distant memory and the Lockdown trial ceases to have a direct relevance we still wanted to gather some useful data.. We also wanted to use this trial plot to start examining the value of a BioStimulant we’re working… Read More Unlock and Play – The Lowdown
We’re into our 3rd week of the trial and the data keeps rolling in. As discussed last week the turf was beginning to look a little weak and we we’re pushing it pretty hard with the five cuts per week. With the rain we’ve had this week we decided to apply an “ICL Sierraform GT… Read More The Lockdown Trials – The Low-down Week 3
Hopefully you will have heard by now about our trials for ‘managing turf under a lockdown’. They seem to have become known as The Lockdown Trials. Well. Here’s the low-down on the lockdown. Just a note. I’ve split this blog into two sections 1) My Views and 2) The Data. The latter being for those… Read More The Lockdown Trials – The Low-down
The last few weeks have been challenging for everyone. Whether you’re managing a reduced team with essential maintenance, supporting your loved ones or simply stuck in the house trying to prove to your kids you are capable of doing some basic maths questions! (just me?). Whilst we have been locked down we have been looking… Read More Turf Management Under Lockdown Trial
Working in a company that deals primarily with agriculture I get to see some things that have value in other industries such as Turf Care. The Field Margin App is one of those things and too good not to share – Field Margin is an online farming tool that allows farmers to map fields and… Read More Field Margin – too good not to