The Derbyshire Groundsman’s Association held an Autumn meeting via zoom to provide updates and guidance to its members.
Julien Morris of the Grounds Management Association covered four main topics and answered questions.
Here is the video to watch:
Running order of the video:
1.00 – 3.00 mins Mick Glenn with news from the DCF
3.20 – 16.10 mins Autumn aeration
16.20 – 34.30 mins Worm control
34.30 – 40.30 mins Autumn and Winter diseases
40.30 – 50.00 mins Fertilisation
50.00 – to the end Q&A’s
The questions covered in the final section were varied and covered the following in order:
I haven’t been able to do end of season renovation yet, is it too late and what can I do now?
I get red thread on my pitch, is it important to get rid of it or can I ignore it?
I struggle to get rid of clover, can you help?
I want to add a new pitch to my square, given that loam is so expensive what’s the minimum depth I can get away with?
Our pitch is next to the river and there’s only about 8 inches of soil., then shale, how can I improve it?