New Turf Disease ID Guide aims to stop attacks

Disease Control
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A new Turf Disease Identification Guide from Syngenta provides a handy and easy to use reference point to help tackle potential issues earlier and more effectively.

Covering all the key turf pathogens of the UK and Ireland, it provides an insightful look into where and when disease is likely to strike, along with tools and techniques to reduce risks and minimise impacts.

For all the most problematic pathogens there is a clear graphical guide of key risk periods and the conditions conducive to disease.

Introducing the guide, Syngenta Technical Manager, Glenn Kirby, highlighted that accurate disease ID is essential for integrated turf management (ITM) programmes.

Glenn Kirby

“Spotting and identifying disease on your more susceptible areas of turf, is a key indicator of rising pressure and risk,” he advised.

“That can enable earlier intervention with pro-active measures to prevent a widespread outbreak.”

The Turf Disease Identification Guide includes tips and advice for both the cultural ITM reduction of disease pressure, along with fungicide advice that is a key element of control.

On each page there is a quick link to the Syngenta turf website, for further detailed information and advice.

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“With changing climatic conditions and turf management practices, the frequency, severity and even the disease pathogens are adapting,” warned Glenn.

“Outbreaks of different diseases now frquently occur at different times, often on different areas," he pointed out.

“The milder weather means conditions favourable for different diseases often overlap. The Guide provides a valuable reference of the interactions during periods of risk.” 

The Turf Disease Identification Guide is instantly available on-line for easy access around the course or sports field, or as a printed pocket guide.