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The Gilba Turf blog covers a wide range of turf and grass related topics ranging from Slow release fertilizers and magnesium fertilizers, to what are the differences between generic and branded turf chemicals.

Fungicide mode of action table. 29

Fungicide mode of action table. 29

Turf Fungicide Mode of Action Table Turf fungicide resistance refers to the ability of fungal pathogens that infect turfgrass to survive exposure to fungicides that would normally kill or inhibit their growth. This can occur when a population of fungal cells develops...

Spray adjuvants. 28

Spray adjuvants. 28

What are spray tank adjuvants? Spray tank adjuvants are compounds that are added to a tank mix to aid a chemical's mixing, application, or how well it works. Agricultural spray adjuvants include specialty adjuvants like tank buffers, anti-drift agents, anti foam...

Granular pre-emergent herbicides. 27

Granular pre-emergent herbicides. 27

The use of granular pre-emergent herbicides by turf managers and lawn lovers is now standard practice with products such as Barricade® herbicide widely in use. In the late 1990's Scotts Pre-M was the first of these in Australia. This was a pendimethalin-based product...

Sulfonylurea herbicides. 26

Sulfonylurea herbicides. 26

This article is a free guide to all the turf registered sulfonylurea (SU) herbicides in Australia. The turf chemical section contains all the labels and SDS sheets while further information can be found in this free turf chemical manual. Throughout we refer to the...

How to manage flooded turf? 25

How to manage flooded turf? 25

How to manage flooded turf? We have put this together on how to manage flooded turf. With recent flooding having had a major impact on the turf production areas and sporting venues throughout NSW and VIC this will hopefully help get your turf back as soon as possible....

The best wetting agent. 24

The best wetting agent. 24

As turf agronomists a common question is "what is the best wetting agent for lawns and turf in Australia?" This blog discusses wetting agents but before we can answer this we need to define what exactly one is.  What are soil wetting agents? A soil wetting agent...

The science behind soil aeration. 23

The science behind soil aeration. 23

This blog discusses the science behind soil aeration. You may also find our soil aeration case study and our flood management blog of interest. Turf roots grow in small air pockets within the soil and in a compacted soil, these air pockets disappear. Soil aeration is...

7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. 22

7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. 22

7 Reasons for pre-emergent failure. Here are 7 reasons for pre-emergent failure. We are often asked, why has my pre-emergent herbicide not worked? Timing is the obvious reason but there could be a number of other causes. For example, the incessant spring rain in 2022...

Turf combination fungicides. 21

Turf combination fungicides. 21

In recent years there has been an increase in the market of Australian turf combination fungicides. With the launch of Clean Sweep Trio from Indigo Specialty, we think it is time to put some information together on turf combination fungicides. The free Guide to Turf...

Guide to turf pesticides. 20

Guide to turf pesticides. 20

Free Guide to Australian turf pesticides Our friends at International Greenkeepers for Hire have produced the free guide to turf chemicals. This covers all generic and branded turf chemicals in Australia. It is a free download below so simply scroll down and click on...