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Ornamentals Advisory Blog

We know growing ornamental crops can be challenging at the best of times but hopefully our blog will provide some light relief from the daily trappings of being an ornamentals grower.
  • Coverage and droplets: the essentials

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    06.11.2019
    Good coverage. It’s essential. Want to get the most out of your applications? The place to start is good coverage and droplet size. [[{"fid":"41831","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"... Read more
    Average: 5 (2 votes)
  • Operators: Reducing your exposure levels

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    24.10.2019
    Welcome to the first blog in our Art of Application series!Ornamental controls is a fairly new area for me and whilst I have over 20 years of hands-on experience in spray applications in the turf... Read more
    Average: 3.5 (15 votes)
  • Need BASIS Points for Ornamentals? Sign up!

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    16.10.2019
    Being BASIS qualified in the ornamentals arena can sometimes prove difficult to get the number of points you need each year. Therefore you will be pleased to know that just by signing up to our... Read more
    Average: 4.3 (3 votes)
  • The British seasonal cornerstone

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    10.10.2019
    Looks like Glenn has let me loose on his blog again… Back in mid-September I went on a late September flower arranging course. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon I thought, but what I also... Read more
    Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Are biological solutions the golden goose we're after?

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    17.09.2019
    Questions. We’re surrounded by them on a daily basis. “Questioning” is seen as a positive thing, being “inquisitive” is a sign you’re “curious”. So this week I’m going to be asking the questions... Read more
    Average: 5 (4 votes)
  • What's in the bottle?

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    11.09.2019
    Everything is a formulation. From the products we use to clean our kitchens to the paint on our walls, to the milk you put on your cereal each morning. Yep. Even cows milk, which is basically fat... Read more
    Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
  • Meet the UK Ornamentals Team

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    09.09.2019
    Hi, I’m Liz Green and I’m the Marketing Communications Manager for Ornamental Controls at Syngenta. For this blog post, I’ve hijacked the Ornamentals Advisory Blog to introduce the UK and what we can... Read more
    Average: 5 (5 votes)
  • Can I control pests in the future?

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    03.09.2019
    This week I’ve been thinking about pests and their future. We all know that pest are a big part of our lives and the ever shrinking “chemical toolbox” isn’t helping matters. We get asked “why... Read more
    Average: 5 (6 votes)
  • Thrips are tiny creatures

    Ornamentals Advisory Blog
    03.09.2019
    Hi, for those that don’t know me, I’m Glenn Kirby, Technical Manager for ornamental crops in the UK for Syngenta. Welcome to my blog! Here I’ll explore topics, ideas and musings within the... Read more
    Average: 5 (6 votes)