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Week 14 | w/c April 5th 2021

Weekly Overview

A return to winter like conditions with colder temperatures, drop in growth potential and some blustery conditions.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

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The UK can expect a big drop in both maximum and minimum temperatures over the next 10 days. The average maximum temperatures are expected to be between 4-8 °C with average minimum temperatures expected to be between -1-2 °C.

Growth Potential

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The next 10 days can expect all regions to be in the Low Growth Potential zone with a further reduction in Growth Potential expected.

Base Nitrogen

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0 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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Rain is expected for all parts of the UK over the next 10 days with the most expected in the North West. The South West region can expect the least amount.

Turf Stress

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The next 10 days can expect all regions to experience Medium Turf Stress as we navigate through winter like feeling conditions.

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 both Attraxor® and trinexapac-ethyl are not recommended due to the drop in temperatures, lower growth potential and wintery like conditions.

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 decrease again for all regions.

Poa Seedhead Emergence

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POA seed heads are not expected to emerge for the next 10 days, certainly in fine turf, but you may see some activity on higher heights of cut turf.

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.

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

Fescue

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No Germination days dominate the next 10 days with a few regions experiencing a few more Base Germination days.

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 No Germination days hanging around.

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.