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Kooyonga Golf Club Nutrition of Sand Greens Part 2.
24 Aug 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer - 20 comments
Part 2 of Nutrition of Sand Greens. The nutrition of pure sand constructions raises a whole host of issues but there are a number of rules that are can be applied and can help guide you in the right direction. Sand-based putting greens are less forgiving than native soil greens when it comes to nutrient management, having inherently lower nutrient-holding and -buffering capacities and allowing large amounts of water to flow through them.

Golf Green Nutrition of Sand Greens Part 1.
21 Aug 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer - 39 comments
The nutrition of pure sand constructions raises a whole host of issues but there are a number of rules that are can be applied and can help guide you in the right direction. Sand-based putting greens are less forgiving than native soil greens when it comes to nutrient management, having inherently lower nutrient-holding and -buffering capacities and allowing large amounts of water to flow through them. As a result, they are prone to multiple, sudden and perhaps serious nutrient deficiencies.

Jerry Spencer A Short Introduction to Softer Chemistry & Biologicals
13 Jul 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
With the increased interest in the use of biological/softer chemistries and the recent commercialisation by Syngenta In the US the launch of New Daconil Action® based on Acibenzolar which stimulates the natural defence response of turfgrass, these appear to becoming more in vogue.

Jerry Spencer A short introduction to softer chemistry and biologicals
30 Apr 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
With the increased interest in the use of biological/softer chemistries and the recent commercialisation by Syngenta In the US the launch of New Daconil Action based on Acibenzolar which stimulates the natural defence response of turfgrass, these appear to becoming more in vogue.

Sydney Football Stadium4 The Impact of out of Season Events on Playing Surface Quality
8 Mar 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Increasingly venues throughout Australia are facing more and more demands from what would have been traditionally regarded as ‘’extracurricular’’ use. Concerts, motocross and even large scale theatrical productions are now more the norm than the unusual.

Blec Overseeding Over-seeding Warm Season Grasses
8 Feb 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer - 9 comments
Often when growing warm season grasses, it can be noticed that some areas of the turf can become dormant and loss of turf quality when winter arrives. To overcome the detrimental appearance and improve the functionality of turf playing surfaces during the colder months, a cool season grass can be planted in its place for the duration of the winter.

Localised Dry Patch New Dry Patch Treatment
14 Jan 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Over the last two years we have been working on a programme that more accurately determines hot spots and also their identification before they occur.

E.T.P Articles Fertiliser News
10 Jan 2012 - Industry News - Jerry Spencer
Bad news out of China confirms that China have now plugged most of the holes to stop fertiliser being exported.

Clipless Clipless Promo Winner Announced
5 Jan 2012 - Competitions - Jerry Spencer
When we run a competition we do it fairly and to this end we are happy to announce the following winner of the ETP Clipless promotion which ran at the end of 2011.

Fertiliser Blended fertilizers vs. homogenous granules
12 Oct 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
One of the perpetual debates heard frequently in horticultural circles is whether or not granulated homogenous fertilizers assure a more accurate application of a prescribed rate of nutrients compared to blends of similar analysis

Fertiliser ETP Imported Fertiliser for Offer
12 Oct 2011 - Offers - Jerry Spencer
Endeavour Turf products have just brought in our first large scale import of fertiliser into both VIC and NSW and within two days only have about 1/5th left!!

Kieserite Kieserite Mg Availability
11 Oct 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
In Recent years attention has been focused on the three major nutrients (N, P and K) and calcium. However this has been at the detriment of magnesium.

Black Beetle Larvae Non Target Pesticide Impacts
7 Jun 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
With the turf industry increasingly claiming to be becoming more aware of the environmental impact of its actions and awards such as the Claude Crockford Environmental Award being an annual event just how many Turf Professionals are actually aware of the impact of commonly used pesticides on what are termed “beneficial organisms”?

Black Layer Sulphur
19 May 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
In recent years poor old Sulphur has got a lot of bad press being blamed for black layer amongst other things (and no doubt global warming by some).

Pre-Emergent Pre-Emergent Options on the Market
4 Apr 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
In the professional turf industry, an increasing industry trend has been the increased use of pre-emergent herbicides due to their ability to prevent weed problems from occurring. The use of these has historically been much more widely accepted in the U.S.A. than in Australia.

Ryegrass Before you Over-Sow this Season Read This
9 Feb 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Before you over-sow your warm season grasses this season have a quick look at this guide and recommendations. Following is a brief guide to over-sowing warm season grasses like couch and kikuyu with turf-type perennial ryegrasses.

The stimpmeter Study on Organic Matter
3 Feb 2011 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
Complaints from club members regarding green speed and softness are sadly becoming more commonplace. More often than not this entirely a perceptual opinion and has no basis in fact. However, amongst the many factors that can impact on both green speed and firmness is organic matter content and especially surface organic matter.

Spraying Recent Pesticide Developments in the Australian Turf Market
4 Nov 2010 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
In the last few years two major innovations in pesticides have been introduced into the Australian turf industry these being the strobilurins in the guise of Heritage Maxx (azoxystrobin) and the sulfonylureas namely Destiny®, Monument® and Coliseum® (iodosulfuron methyl, trifloxysulfuron and rimsulfuron).

pesticide_ban_useless_02.jpg Recent Pesticide Developments in the Australia
3 Sep 2010 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer
People being people means that when something comes along which is new and works well that everyone jumps on board and uses it. This is not a criticism but a fact. Take the iPhones as an example. It looks great and they are now all over the place. However it doesn’t mean that all other phones have stopped working. Far from it. In reality there is a time and a place for the majority of phones being sold whether the decision is one based on budget, ease of use or even colour.

Turfscan The Impact of Usage on Playing Surface Quality. ANZ Stadium Study
18 May 2010 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer - 12 comments
How much does play impact on a sportsfield? What are the limits for playability before surface deterioration occurs? What factors have the most impact on surface quality during a playing season? Is it possible to actually quantify the impacts of use on a surface?

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