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Week 1 | w/c January 4th 2021

Weekly Overview

Continue to expect Cold temperatures and minimal rain with a chance of snow and frozen ground conditions across the UK.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

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Average maximum temperatures are expected to be between 3-4 °C for the UK over the next 10 days.

Average minimum temperatures are expected to be between 0-2 °C across the UK.

Growth Potential

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We have a new way of displaying Growth Potential (GP) by also showing the actual GP% as well as changing the colours of the circles when the GP% falls within specific ranges.

The UK can continue to expect to be in the Low Growth Potential zone, meaning turf will require different management practices maximising turf health and performance. However, compared to the last 10 days GP has further decreased across the UK.

Products to help protect the plant such as Green Lawnger TR and Dew Dispersants will help reduce leaf moisture, help prevent disease and improve surface playability. The pigment technology in Green Lawnger TR will also help increase the turf canopy temperature and protect the crown from frost damage.

Base Nitrogen

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Base nitrogen requirements (numbers inside the circles) are expected to be zero for most of the UK over the next 10, however, a few regions continue to show 1 kg/N. Nitrogen sources such as Ammonium & Urea are more suited to this time of year and low growth potential.

It's always important to match the turf requirements for nitrogen as applying too little or too much can both have detrimental effects on turf health & performance and also increase disease occurrence, especially during this time of year.

Depending on your grass species and soil type, base nitrogen requirements may be more or less than the weather estimated figures.

Application Advice

Using PrecisionPro will help you calibrate your spreader and fertiliser correctly and also ensure correct walking speed is achieved. When applying any type of granular product it's important to keep a consistent spread width, therefore reducing missed or overlapped areas for a perfectly treated surface.

Rainfall

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Reduced Rainfall is once again expected for all regions across the UK compared to the last 10 days.

Turf Stress

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The next 10 days can expect all regions to experience Low Stress conditions (highlighted by green circles).

Delivering the correct nutrients and micronutrients during specific turf conditions is key to keeping your turf healthy and resilient to disease pressures and stress. During this period, our Defence Tank-mix will help to strengthen your turf and protect against the onset of disease outbreaks.

Contact your agrovista amenity rep for the best Turf Health Packages.

Plant Growth Regulator's

Kinder-Parry model

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All regions in the UK are now advised to not apply both Attraxor / Primo Maxx II as conditions are no longer suitable.

Growing Degree Days

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The next 10 days can expect similar accumulated growing degree days for all regions in the UK.

Poa Seedhead Emergence

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Minimal / No poa seed head emergence is expected for all the UK.

Seed Germination Days

Agrovista amenity overseeding weather data helps you apply the right seed at the right time, maximising germination and ensuring optimum establishment. Using our amenity weather data, we can highlight the amount of base germination and optimum germination days are occurring over the next 10 days.

Bent

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No Germination days dominate bent overseeding for most of the UK for the next 10 days. Overseeding with bent will not see any noticeable results within 21 days.

Remember it's important to ensure correct seed to soil contact for each type of seed.

Fescue

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The next 10 days can expect mostly No Germination days to occur for the next 10 days, however, a few Base Germination days are showing.

Always ensure correct seedbed preparation for optimum soil to seed contact.

Rye

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Seed germination days for Rye over the next 10 days continue to show that regions can expect mostly No Germination days, with a few Base Germination days popping up too.

Always ensure correct seedbed preparation for optimum soil to seed contact.

For more site and sport specific amenity weather information contact your local agrovista amenity technical adviser.

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See you next week.