Pests & Diseases (page 1)


Frost and Microdochium

We’re reaching that time of year when we start hoping for some decent frosts. A sustained period of cold weather will really help slow the progress of...

in Pests & Diseases - on 2/11/19

Chafer Summit

Chafer Summit succeess

The Turf and Amenity industry united to declare that an integrated pest management (IPM) is needed for Chafer and Leatherjacket control.

in Pests & Diseases - on 29/5/19

Cockchafer - May Bug Mr

Turf Pest Tracker

The new Turf Pest Tracker will follow the timing and movement of the adult life cycle stages of key turf pests this summer, to get a better picture of...

in Pests & Diseases - on 22/5/19


Derby dreams dominate

Home to the Investec Derby, and synonymous with Flat racing for even the most casual follower of the sport, Epsom Downs is used to being in the news. But...

in Pests & Diseases - on 20/5/19


A bug's death!

Alex Sobel MP hosted a House of Commons debate recently about insect declines, sparked by the recent global review of insect declines authored by Sanchez-Bayo...

in Pests & Diseases - on 16/5/19

Edgbaston-Priory Worm-Cast-Clearing

Disease management

In recent years, we’ve seen a continually changing landscape in our industry, relating most notably to the chemical armoury we have available to us....

in Pests & Diseases - on 13/5/19

Anthracnose pic

Anthracnose likely!

As grass plants have experienced extreme droughts this summer greenkeepers are reminded to act now before disease onset this autumn

in Pests & Diseases - on 24/9/18


Rhenac uses UV-C light

Rhenac GreenTec AG (Germany) introduces – in partnership with Recreational Systems Europe/RSE – a unit that uses UV-C light to destroy up to 95% of...

in Pests & Diseases - on 30/5/18

sweet chestnut blight

Biosecurity and Brexit

UK imports of live plants have increased by 71% since 1999. There are now more than 1,000 pests and diseases on the UK plant health risk register

in Pests & Diseases - on 8/5/18

World Cup locust scandal

World Cup locust scandal

The Russian government says a plague of locusts could 'disgrace' the country by destroying World Cup pitches.

in Pests & Diseases - on 1/2/18

Edgbaston Priory Club Worm Cast on Centre Court

Edgbaston Priory Club

In recent years the number of chemicals available to us as turf managers has rapidly diminished, while expectations relating to turf quality remain as...

in Pests & Diseases - on 5/1/18

Map for disease control 2

New Live Maps for disease

A new disease forecasting tool on the Syngenta Greencast turf management website now gives a clear picture of disease pressure across the UK.

in Pests & Diseases - on 29/11/17

The Møller Centre

‘New generation’ weeds

Traditional invasive weeds such as Japanese knotweed, as well as a new generation of non-native species including aquatic plants, are all on the radar...

in Pests & Diseases - on 4/11/17

Winter hibernation JK 1

knotweed’s hibernation

It’s that time of year again when Japanese knotweed’s growing season draws to a close and the plant dies away, but specialists Environet are urging...

in Pests & Diseases - on 1/11/17

soil profile

The life in your soil

Plants have evolved a series of mutually reliant relationships with organisms which are not visible to the naked eye. These organisms are referred to as...

in Pests & Diseases - on 18/8/17


Unscientific advice

Cowboy businesses pushing ‘quick-fix’ treatments for infestations of the highly destructive Japanese knotweed plant are exposing homeowners and businesses...

in Pests & Diseases - on 9/8/17

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CWC choose SprayTek XP

The south and central Wales branch of Complete Weed Control, the specialist contract service franchise, has purchased a Jacobsen SprayTek XP sprayer to...

in Pests & Diseases - on 6/7/17

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A time of change!

With a time of 9.58 seconds, Usain Bolt holds the record for the fastest ever 100 metres. The speed of change in the amenity sector relating to Plant Protection...

in Pests & Diseases - on 30/6/17