With the winner getting a weekend break for two at a luxury hotel of choice, and two runners-up receiving £100 Machine Mart vouchers, not to mention the winner being awarded during the BIGGA ceremony, its well worth entering this year! Pictured are ASOOTY 2021 winners at the BTME Awards’ presentation, Me (Sean), Jason Garlick (winner), John… Read More ASOOTY awards open for applications
Acelepryn EA The big news for May 22 was the emergency authorisation for the use on Chafers. Details can be found here … We continue to apply for the full registration approval but in the meantime we are pleased to be able to access use in this way. Its around this time of the year… Read More Frequently Asked Turf Questions this May
Chafers are a serious insect pest in the right situation. We tend not to suffer as badly in the UK as we do from crane fly, but in those unlucky cases the damage can be significant. Whilst they may look like they can be easily dealt with in a ‘bush tucker trial‘, the scale of… Read More All quiet on the chafer front …
As we come into warmer temperatures, which is great for growth, be on the look out for sightings of our big two UK insect pests (for turf) crane fly and chafers. Please log any sightings of adults onthe Syngenta Pest Tracker (www.syngentaturf.co.uk/turf-pest-tracker) It’s really easy to log your sightings, just select the pest you’ve seen,… Read More Spotted on the wing …
If I think back to April 2021, and read through Last year’s April FAQ’s I’m reminded that April last year was cold and dry and LeatherJackets were in full attack mode. Well here we are, one year later and I’m mostly talking to people about how cold and dry and cold it is and how… Read More April 2022 FAQ’s
This is the time of the year to be thinking when should I start my Primo Maxx programme? We’ve been talking more and more in recent years about growth degree days and this is a trend set to continue. Primo Maxx has been used for a long time now and I’ve seen a lot of different timings,… Read More When to start Primo Maxx II, 2022
2021 was the year my inbox was overloaded with images of people sheeting greens. 2022 is the year people send me pictures and videos of leatherjackets on marathon journeys! I spoke a lot last Autumn about the ability for these things to travel some distance, I suspected they could do 10 meters a night if… Read More The 2022 LeatherJacket Craze
As we head into the last week of April the Cranefly hatch reports are beginning to come in. It feels early still (See blog here that I wrote but forgot to post!! from Early April) but we’re seemingly behind 2019 and 2020. 2022 was a cold slow Spring and never really produced a peak hatch.… Read More Heading into May – Cranefly hatch
Based on historic PestTracker data on average we begin to see craneflies in the second week of April. Whilst I still can’t believe how it’s happened, we are very quickly approaching the second week of April. As always though the averages mask and hide a number of nuances If we look back through the years… Read More Cranefly hatch? Feels early?
A quick one… When looking at the GDD calculator on the Syngenta turf website. Sometimes people look at the high temperature and the low temperature and ask the obvious question. 12.1 + 6.7 / 2 = 9.4 not 8.8. Well yes and no If you’re working Growth Degree Days out for yourself that’s exactly how… Read More The calculator is wrong!