Chafer Here we are in 2020 and I’m running through the data from last years Syngenta PestTracker data and comparing it to this years. To date, sightings are pretty much the same as last year. Below are the results form last year, 2019 And here are the results so far for 2020, Cockchafer, Garden Chafer… Read More Acelepryn application advice 2020 – Chafer
Last year we launched the Syngenta PestTracker – a tool to help us gauge the when we see insects hatching in the UK. We were overwhelmed with the response from the industry with over 500 responses from you throughout the year. This information has been incredibly useful and formed part of the Emergency Authorisation application… Read More PestTracker 2020 – Cranefly Edition
Last year’s Syngenta PestTracker exercise showed far more engagement from CraneFly spotters than by Chafer watchers. Why is this? The number of reported flights tell a story- Cranefly – 460 Welsh Chafer – 21 CockChafer- 19 Garden Chafer- 19 Summer Chafer – 3 2019 did seem to be a low pressure year for Chafers, less… Read More PestTracker – Chafer edition
Last year the Syngenta #PestTracker was really well adopted by the industry and gave us a fascinating insight into the flight patterns of both Chafer and Cranefly. There are many early insights from this exercise and I plead with you to continue to engage this season. The Video shows the times reported by industry over… Read More PestTracker – The Movie
The Syngenta Pest Tracker shows the 2019 cranefly hatch, as it happens. The last 3 weeks have proved to be the main time frame for Cranefly hatch. PestTracker has its limitations but it’s done a pretty good job of logging the the timings. The hatch window has been fairly tight but clearly seems to have… Read More Cranefly Hatch – September 2019
We’ve had a great response to the Syngenta PestTracker data collection project this year. Everyone who has contributed – Thank you. Whilst it has some limitations: Only enthused turf managers entering data Data concentrated to areas with higher levels of turf managers / Managed turf facilities Accuracy of how many times the data is entered… Read More PestTracker Autumn hatch
The Emergency Authorisation for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket was reapproved for the 2019 season. Get the most from every application of Acelepryn – find out how here. Leatherjackets can cause damage to turf through extensive feeding on roots, which can be severe in localised… Read More Acelepryn Emergency Authorisation 2019
As we push past Mid August it’s time to start monitoring Cranefly hatches. Using PestTracker we got some great information about the Spring Cranefly hatch and we begun to see the value of this data gathering exercise to help us give the Turf industry really good advice. PestTracker has had slow trickle of Cranefly sightings… Read More Any Craneflies sightings yet?
Your input is invaluable… Yes I’m going to start this with an unashamed plea for more help. Our chafer and cranefly Pest Tracker is, as far as I can tell the first data gathering exercise of it’s type. Whether you have an issue with these pests or not, please log your sightings on the Syngenta… Read More No Chafers North of Coventry – Do we need VAR?
With a few more Chafer sightings come in over the weekend and some rain on the horizon. If you are targeting Chafer Grubs then Friday the 7th June is a good time to apply Acelepryn in the South where sightings of Chafer have been recorded. There have been fewer sightings the further North you go… Read More Acelepryn Application Window