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March 22, 2023
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To help lawn care operators (LCOs) better manage key weeds and diseases in their area, Syngenta offers free resources with timely alerts and notifications available from GreenCast® Online
Soil temperature alerts help inform LCOs about pest pressures
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Soil temperature is a key indicator of conditions favorable for the development of certain pests. That’s why Syngenta developed Soil Temperature Alerts
, a free tool that allows subscribers to track soil temperatures anywhere in the U.S., receive personalized alerts on potential pest activity and access 10 years of soil temperature archives.
To build these alerts, Syngenta identified key diseases and weeds and the temperatures at which they emerge. This information can help LCOs ensure timelier, more effective treatments when conditions are favorable for these pests. An example of the weeds LCOs can sign up to receive soil temperature alerts about.
In addition to the predetermined pests, subscribers can customize their own soil temperature alerts. Users can sign up to receive email or text alerts when target soil temperatures reach the predetermined thresholds in your area for eight different spring or fall pests.
Maintain healthy turf with soil moisture maps
Knowing the soil moisture in your area can help improve water conservation and provide better turf conditions. Free soil moisture maps
available on GreenCast can provide daily, five-year and 10-year soil moisture averages for any location across the country, which can assist in making strategic decisions that affect turf growth and maintenance.
Get more measurements with Growing Degree Days
In turfgrass management, Growing Degree Days (GDDs) are used to predict weed seed germination, seedhead emergence and insect pest activity.
Since weather patterns can vary from one geographic area to the next and from year to year, GDDs allow LCOs to monitor heat accumulation in their area, which translates to the development of plants and insects. They also allow LCOs to refine product application timing based on actual weather patterns in their area, rather than a predetermined calendar-based schedule. Sign-up for GDD email alerts
that are specifically targeted for your area.
Find solutions to your difficult turf pest challenges. Check out the new Pest Solutions Hub to find a solution that works for you.
For more information about these and other free resources available from Syngenta, visit GreenCastOnline.com.
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