Category: Application

Application

FR321 latest STRI Data

As promised in this blog Here’s the latest in the FR321 trial we have going on at STRI which showed we could keep Microdochium pressure low by going early and preventative. We have continued to apply FR321 at monthly intervals Which we would NEVER recommended in the real world. We would always advise rotation of…

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Cranefly emergence – Is it starting yet?

Whilst undertaking my normal morning scroll through the Twitter turf world I saw a few people are seeing the beginning of the Cranefly hatch and the general feeling was that it was a little early. These aren’t the first sightings – My whatsapp and Inbox has seen a few hatching images over the last 2…

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July 2021 FAQ’s

Here’s the July 2021 Monthly FAQ blog. A run through of the questions that get thrown my way during the month. After all, if one person asks the question a lot of other people are thinking the same. It’s been a fairly quite month this July, I suspect the decent growing conditions at the beginning…

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Amenity Spray Operator of the Year awards (ASOY) 2021 – Enter Here

The deadline (End of June) for the annual Amenity Spray operator of the year awards is beginning to creep up on us. With increasing pressure on Plant Protection Products being mounted it is more important than ever that as an industry we ensure we do the very best job of proving we have great stewardship…

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My most frequent of FAQ – XC Nozzle Caps!!!

You’d think the question I get asked most would be an agronomy based question or a tech question about the rate of a product or even a question about application intervals. Nope – How do I get XC nozzles to fit my sprayer Really easy – Phone 0800 652 4215 and order the correct nozzle…

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Application Academy – Apply Online

You can now apply online to Syngenta’s Application Academy. I’ve had an exciting last 18 months as I’ve transitioned from Golf Course Manager to a Technical Managers role. The journey has been tricky, enlightening and interesting with everyday being a huge learning opportunity. The Art of Application Academy is something I’m very excited about putting…

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I’m Excited – The Application Academy Launch

Next week, at BTME 2020 Syngenta launches the Art of Application Academy. Visit us on Stand 428 to find why I’m so excited about this logical yet very much needed next step in the development of spray and application technology. I’ve been with Syngenta for around 18 months now and in that time I have…

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Reading Nozzle Charts

Why are nozzle charts so frustratingly complex? They hold vital information for getting your sprayer set up correctly but they do a pretty good job of hiding in amongst a heap of unnecessary numbers. WHY WHY WHY???? Well, pretty simple really – nozzles are generally designed to be pretty generic so they can be mass…

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Begin with Nozzle pressure

I know – it’s not normal practice to begin your calibration process with nozzle pressure but here’s why I think it’s so important. Bear with me on this one – You know how you get frustrated at times with those golfers who don’t understand the complexities of your job, when they mistreat your hard work…

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Know your areas

Whilst we’re in this wet period and ground conditions aren’t allowing you to get out on the course as much as you’d like – this is a useful exercise to do. Using Google Earth you can check the areas of your playing surfaces. Most courses have a pretty good idea of the area they are…