A trial at STRI this year looking at the use of FR321 in integrated programmes designed to combat Anthracnose. As we creep into the Autumn period and the Microdochium pressure I felt the benefits we’ve seen in this trial of FR321 in controlling this problem would be worth sharing. The trial in question was put… Read More FR321 Latest trial data
The FAQ blogs have been running for over a year now and it gives us a really good opportunity to look back at the challenges people were facing and try and get ahead of the game. After all forewarned is forearmed, heres July 2020’s FAQS And here’s a summary Red Thread – I’ve seen a… Read More July 2021 – What to expect
As we reach the end of another football season the onslaught of renovations is upon the groundsman of the UK. I’ve written recently (blog here….) about the unusual disease challenges that have faced golf course managers this month and whether to ride it out or reach for a fungicide application? For golf course managers they… Read More Football Pitch Renovation Time
As you can imagine I’ve had loads of calls this month about Fuz and should we be spraying for it? Throughout the month my advice has been to leave it alone and stick to your normal May gameplan after all the weather will pick up surely – won’t it? Did you know? I’ve recorded this… Read More May Microdochium Patch
When should I next apply my Primo? The simplest way to understand how to time you’re PrimoMaxxII application in the UK is: Cool but just growing: Apply every 4 weeks In between: Apply every 3 weeks Peak summer: Apply every 2 weeks Stick to that and you won’t go far wrong. You can listen to… Read More Next Primo Maxx II app? – Spring edition
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?