Lawn insects & grubs
Acelepryn Gr 10kg
Used as a safe low toxic season long insect preventive
ACELEPRYN Insecticide provides unmatched, season long grub and caterpillar control in a single application. It is now available in a convenient and flexible granule formulation – ACELEPRYN GR. The efficiency and longevity of performance means your turf spaces are protected for longer and because it is exempt from poison scheduling, PPE requirements for workers are reduced. This new no-spray option means ease of use and minimal disruption to the community.
ACELEPRYN GR controls a wide range of insect pests including African Black Beetle, Argentinian Scarab, Billbugs and several species of caterpillars including Cutworm, Sod Webworm and Lawn Armyworm.
Rate is 75-150g per 100m2 and will last up to 6 months. Use the higher rate and apply a knockdown insecticide with it like Ceasefire 80 SC to nuke any active grubs (when spreading Use a hand held spreader for application starting on the lowest setting until you master the rate) make sure you water in after application.
Lawn fertilisers Lawn weeds
Astro 120 ME
Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator is an efficient and versatile turf management tool that maximizes turf quality, pre-conditions for stress prevention, and optimises resources. For the regulation of leaf and stem growth of grass species and as an aid in turf management, as per the Directions for Use . Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator improves turf stand, […]
Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator is an efficient and versatile turf management tool that maximizes turf quality, pre-conditions for stress prevention, and optimises resources. For the regulation of leaf and stem growth of grass species and as an aid in turf management, as per the Directions for Use .
Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator improves turf stand, uniformity and health to provide a smooth, tightly knit cover that is better able to withstand stress. Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator achieves this by increasing the lateral spread and turf density, in addition to slowing the vertical growth of the grass. This enhances the playability of many surfaces including fairways, greens and tees on golf courses as well as sport fields and other playing surfaces.
Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator is micro emulsion formulation, ideal for use in sensitive turf plants.
Features and Benefits
- no odour / no petroleum solvent
- easily tank mixed
For optimum turf quality, use Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator in conjunction with turf management practices that promote good plant health. Use the lower rate for the first application, to condition the turf at the start of the Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator program.
The recommended use rates are designed to give approximately a 50% reduction in clippings over a 4 to 6 week period. In practice the amount of growth regulation achieved will vary between situations due to environmental conditions and management practices. To some extent therefore application rates will need to be adjusted to match growing conditions, management practices and the amount of growth regulation required. Repeat applications can be made as soon as turf resumes growth or more suppression is required. Astro 120 ME Growth Regulator should be applied to actively growing turf, at least 6 hours before or after mowing. Good mowing management leading up to application is required to achieve a good quality turf surface and to obtain the best results.
Sprayers and PPE
Birchmeier Aqua Mix 1.25v
Click on hose applicator that is very easy to use and gives you a quality result when applying soil amendments, wetting agents and insecticides.
How it works
The spray bottle holds up to 1.25L of product and when clicked onto the hose and in use it sucks up the product at a chosen rate by you from its 4 settings. 0.2 is the lowest setting ( so the slowest in which the product will be sucked through with water ) it then has a 0.5 option, 1.0 option and a 2.0 option.
It is always best practise to fill the bottle with water first to trail it and get an understanding of how quick or slow products come through the bottle at your walking speed and hose pressure. Start on setting 1 and either go up or down dependent on your needs. Remember the aim is to empty that bottle across your lawn at an even walking pace.
As a general rule I personally use it from 1.0 – 2.0. I always firstly measure out my area to determine my product rates. For example 150m2 ( average size lawn) When mixing I put in a splash of water then my products. For my products on an area of 150m2 Sandy soil I would use 150ml retain pro and wsf seaweed 300ml. After I have put the products in I always top up the bottle with water to the 1.25ltr mark then put the lid on and give it a good shake.
I then strip then lawn free of any kids toys, dog toys or adults belongings prior to spraying. When spraying I walk in 1.5m bays (strips) across my lawn, starting at my closest point and walking away from the tap. Once I complete my spray and my bottle is blown itself empty the pressure spikes up and I go back over the lawn walking it bays with fresh water to wash the product off the leaf and into the soil. Alternatively you could run the sprinkler to do this last part. Though best practise is the water it in yourself if you not confident that your sprinkler gets very blade of grass that you just sprayed product onto.
My guide for setting changes
100m2 or bellow I fill to the top and use setting 2.0
100m2-200m2 I use setting 1.0
200m2-300m2 I use setting 0.5
I also think if you have a front yard and a back yard that you are treating it is worth breaking up the application and using 2 bottles worth for example
Front 80m2 back 150m2
Do 1 bottle for the front working out your rates off 80m2 Retain pro 80ml wsf seaweed 160ml then fill to the top with water and use setting 2.0 to apply the products.
Mix another bottles worth for the back at rates off 150m2 so 150m2 retain and 300ml wsf seaweed and use setting 1.0. Once applied on both water in as required by either going back over it with fresh water or putting the sprinkler on it for the desired minutes required.
Bow and Arrow 500ml
Used for an outstanding broadleaf weed control across all turf surfaces
Bow and Arrow is the industry leading selective herbicide that provides outstanding control of broadleaf weeds in turf. With no odour and a high level of user and environmental safety, its unique three-way action provides extended weed control in most situations. It kills a range of broad leaf weeds including cat’s ear, bindi, white clover, creeping oxalis, cud weed, plantain and cape weed. It is safe to use on Bufalo, Couch, Qld blue couch, Rye grass and Fescue.
Apply with a calibrated back pack sprayer and Flat fan Nozzle
Rate is 50ml per 100m2
Water rates are 2-5L over 100m2 recommended nozzle to achieve this is a 025 or 04 Nozzle