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Week 12 | w/c March 22nd 2021

Weekly Overview

Most of the UK can expect increased growth potential, high temperatures and more turf stress. Rainfall is expected, but not for all regions and be alert as POA has started to wake up.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

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The UK can expect an increase in both maximum and minimum temperatures over the next 10 days The average maximum temperatures are expected to be between 8-12 °C with average minimum temperatures expected to be between 4-6 °C.

Growth Potential

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Many regions have now broken into the magical Medium Growth Potential zone which is above 50%. You can expect turf to recover better from renovations and more growth will now occur. As we move into the growing season where temperatures are expected to rise, it’s important to ensure your turf has the required macro and micro nutrients for the steady growth.

For regions in the Medium Growth Potential zone, products such as Floranid®Twin Eagle Master or Evolution Naturelle micro spring are perfect granular options for fine turf.

Base Nitrogen

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1-3 kg/N/ha Base nitrogen requirement (numbers inside the circles) is expected for the UK over the next 10 days.

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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Expect more rainfall in the west and northern parts of the UK, while the east and southern regions can expect very little rainfall. Most rainfall is expected in West Scotland while the least is expected in East Anglia.

Turf Stress

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The next 10 days are showing all regions to expect Medium Turf Stress. Proactive leaf protection is key to minimise invasion of disease. TurfRx Si which also contains calcium, will help turf become less susceptible to invasive fungal diseases and insects while also standing up the plant for a cleaner cut.

Delivering the correct macro and micronutrients during specific turf conditions is key to keeping your turf healthy and resilient to disease pressures and stress.

Plant Growth Regulator

Kinder-Parry model

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The next 10 days show applications of Attraxor® are recommended for most of the UK as highlighted by the gold and green circle tick icons. Products containing trinexapac-ethyl are now also recommended for regions displaying gold or green circle tick icons.

Ensure you follow manufacturer application guidelines for both Attraxor® and products containing trinexapac-ethyl.

Growing Degree Days

Zero Base Model

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GDD is expected to increase for all regions.

Poa Seedhead Emergence

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Regions in the UK can now expect conditions suitable for POA seed head emergence. At least 1 out of the next 10 days will produce a flowering seed head.

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 that are occurring over the next 10 days.

Bent

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Expect mainly No Germination days over the next 10 days for the UK, with a few Base Germination days starting to pop up.

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

Fescue

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Base Germination days dominate the next 10 days with a few Optimum Germination days also popping up.

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

Rye

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Rye can expect mainly Base Germination days to occur over the next few days with a few Optimum Germination days popping up. Overseeding with Rye may see some results as we go into spring.

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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