Greenkeeping and Golf Courses – Renovation Challenges

I had the pleasure of visiting 3 golf courses recently – all of whom have undertaken greens maintenance operations of some sort. As I travel around talking to people about their disease management programmes, challenges and successes I think I’m beginning to see a correlation between August renovation weeks and high levels of fungicide use.… Read More Greenkeeping and Golf Courses – Renovation Challenges

Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation – Active Ingredients Regulations

I had the great pleasure of visiting Gothenburg this week to support Lars, our commercial manager in Sweden, at the Swedish Greenkeepers association. What a thoroughly enjoyable couple of days it was and thank you to all the Swedish greenkeepers who welcomed me. These guys are a step further on than us with limitation on… Read More Swedish Greenkeepers Asscociation – Active Ingredients Regulations

Shedding micromoles of light on Leeds Rhinos Extended Stadium

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 they on a bright February… Read More Shedding micromoles of light on Leeds Rhinos Extended Stadium

Winchester to Inverness – extreme light differences and the impact on Turf

Whilst scrolling through Twitter on this unseasonably sunny February day I came across this Tweet from @British_wx showing the sunshine hours for the 25th February. The dramatic difference in sunshine hours across the country got me thinking about the extremes of light and the role it has in photosynthesis. Winchester 19 DLI Inverness 9 DLI… Read More Winchester to Inverness – extreme light differences and the impact on Turf

Record temperature highs – what’s going on in the soil?

As we get close to the end of another record-breaking month for weather and seeing a lot of greens renovation pictures on Twitter I thought I’d post up some of the soil and moisture temperatures I’ve been recording just to show how air temps and soil temps continue to mirror each other. Despite the lower… Read More Record temperature highs – what’s going on in the soil?