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Week 24 | w/c June 14th 2021

Weekly Overview

The UK can expect similar conditions to the last 10 days, with just a little more rain.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

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Both average maximum and minimum temperatures can expect to be similar compared to the last 10 days, with the average maximum temperatures expected to be between 16-21 °C and the average minimum temperatures expected to be between 10-14 °C.

Growth Potential

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All regions in the UK are now in the High Growth Potential zone.

During the growing season, different requirements of nitrogen sources may be required to support optimum growth stages of the plant. Liquid feeding throughout high growth potential periods is often adopted, giving the turf manager flexibility over required rates and input of nitrogen. Take a look at the liquid fertiliser section in the amenity academy to learn more.

Base Nitrogen

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10 days of increased grass growth is again expected, with 4-18 kg/N/ha Base nitrogen requirement (numbers inside the circles) expected for regions in the UK.

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 most regions, with only Yorkshire and Midlands expecting single figure amounts of rainfall.

Wetting agents should continue to be applied as part of a program to help manage water consumption and moisture levels in order to maintain healthy turf.

Turf Stress

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East Scotland can expect High Turf Stress, with a few regions also experiencing Medium Turf Stress.

Applications of products such as Goemar, Seavolution and Kali Gazon will help deliver the correct macro and micronutrients, keeping your turf healthy and resilient to abiotic stress.

Plant Growth Regulator

Kinder-Parry model

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The next 10 days show applications of Attraxor® and products containing trinexapac-ethyl can be applied where green and amber tick icons are displayed.

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

Growing Degree Days

Zero Base Model

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Accumulation of GDD is expected to be less than the last 10 days.

Poa seed head emergence

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Poa seed head emerge is expected over the next 10 days for all regions highlighted with green circles. Regular grooming and brushing will help stand up seed heads for removal when mowing while verti-cutting will also remove any seed heads and lateral growth producing a better sward.

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 Optimum Germination days over the next 10 days for the UK, with a few regions also showing some Base Germination days.

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

Fescue

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Optimum Germination days are to dominate the next 10 days, with a few Base Germination days occurring.

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

Rye

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Rye can expect mainly Optimum Germination days to occur over the next few days.

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.