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Storm warning for Anthracnose risk

Disease Control
13.07.2018
Thunderstorms triggered by hot, humid conditions, with heavy rain resulting in wet turf surfaces, creates a perfect storm of conditions for Anthracnose to break out
Thunderstorms triggered by hot, humid conditions, with heavy rain resulting in wet turf surfaces, creates a perfect storm of conditions for Anthracnose to brwak out

The tail-end of Hurricane Chris has sent shockwaves of thunderstorms and torrential rain across southern and central England today (Friday 13 July). And after it passes over, temperatures are predicted to surge into the mid-30's for the wekend.

The combination of suddenly saturated turf surfaces and the stress of high heat are a perfect storm trigger point for Anthracnose attack. 

GreenCast Anthracnose risk

Follow the weather forecasts and disease risk predictions for your area here (simply register or login to view the full details - click on the 'Disease risk index' tab at the foot of the weather forecast to see your five-day Anthracnose risks).

You can read more of an Insight to Anthracnose in this month's Greenkeeper International, or click here to read the article on line.

Syngenta Turf UK Technical Manager, Glenn Kirby, gives his views and practical advice to tackle Anthracnose outbreaks on the GreenCast Advisory Blog here.