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Week 6 | w/c February 8th 2021

Weekly Overview

Expect cold freezing conditions and frozen ground for all the UK over the next 10 days. Protect your turf as much as possible.

Average Maximum & Minimum Temperatures

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The next 10 days will see freezing conditions for all regions, with average maximum temperatures expected to be between -1-1 °C and average minimum temperatures are expected to be between -1-5 °C. Ensure a detailed and formal 'Frost Policy' is in place specific to your course and proper communication of procedures are explained.

Growth Potential

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The UK can continue to expect to be in the Low Growth Potential zone (highlighted by the red circles), meaning turf will require different management practices maximising turf health and performance.

As temperatures fall below freezing for most of the UK, turf won't be active and therefore require any input other than protection from foot traffic and machinery.

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 days as we navigate through this cold spell.

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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All regions across the UK can expect little to no rainfall and instead snow might fall in places.

Turf Stress

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The next 10 days show low turf stress as the plant is dormant due to such cold conditions. The only stress occurring will be damage from frost, so protect your turf as much as you can.

During this time of year, 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, protect the crown from frost damage and accelerate thawing of snow and ice.

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

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 GDD data doesn't mean much at the moment however, the next 10 days can expect a huge decrease in GDD for 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 that 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.

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 No Germination days to occur.

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 show that regions can expect No Germination 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.