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Why Tank Mix Fungicides?

I was in a meeting a while back with a few superintendents and one of the questions was on dollar  spot and tank mixing. Was it worth it to tank mix fungicides for control? This is a situation that many other superintendents and turf managers  face with dollar spot (and other diseases) in Sydney especially under high pressure conditions where 28 days control is unheard of and 21 is a struggle at the best of times.

 

 

 

I know a lot of turf managers in US would be reading this and go through similar issues as well. Weather conditions play a big roll as we know.
Dollar spot in Sydney is a major issue and is pretty much a 12 month disease in many courses with the shoulder seasons more prevalent under a normal summer due to the prolonged leaf wetness and high humidity.. However normal summers are now changing.
Many of you know I am a big advocate of changing your fungicide groups for the past 15 years and I believe there is too much reliance on the DMI chemistry (FRAC code 3). To give you an idea there are 8 separate products with a Group 3 component in them. Just a little confusing. This doesn’t even take into account the generic versions available. So please when choosing a fungicide ask the questions of not just the active but the FRAC group as well.

 

To help with fungicide choices I have made up a chart for fungicides and their mode of action whether systemic or contact and what FRAC group they are. This can be downloaded clicking here. If you want a laminated copy pleas email me on the address below.
But back to the question of hand of tank mixing. There are 2 options here and I am making these assumptions as is in the theory but practically not relevant in many situations.
  1. Systemic fungicides last 28 days
  2. Contact fungicides last 14 days
  3. We are only dealing with dollar spot here not other diseases so our products mentioned are only dealing with dollar spot control. Other diseases controlled by those products will not be discussed specifically.
The 2 options are
  1. Tank mix contact and systemic
  2. Apply contact fungicide followed by systemic fungicide 14 days later
Option 1:
This option is a very strong option and is used regularly not just in turf but apple production as well.
The contact fungicide will work on any resistance strain of dollar spot and will start working straight away (temperature is not an issue) where as the systemic fungicide will take some time as it has to penetrate into the plant which can take time depending on the class of chemistry and the weather and turf conditions at the time of application.

 

Turf is under stress – the systemic will take time to be absorbed by the plant and if weather is  dry and warm the turf is struggling to take up the ai as well.This is why we always advocate to spray in the morning when the turf (cool season) is actively growing. So with this situation the contact fungicide is not effected but weather or turf stress and will start to work work by protecting turf as well as preventing new germination of the disease.
Please note pre mix products are valid here too. Just realise some pre mix products you may not get the residual control you are after. If that pre mix has a lower ai (active ingredient) amount in the dollar spot control product than the stand alone product you can buy.
Option 2:
This option can give up to 48 days control (6 weeks). The contact fungicide will give you up to 14 days and the systemic will give you up to 28 days. Realise that if applying a systemic with resistance issues effectiveness will either be reduced or have no effect at all so you are relying on the contact to knock over the resistance strain. Note same weather issues can impact here as well.
What would I do?
Well I would do both. Option 1 during high pressure times and when you need to target multiple diseases. As well I would use this option when you have a full blown attack of dollar spot.
Option 2 use at lower pressure times and in a more prevention situation may not eliminate the resistant strain of dollar spot if you have a full blown attack.However I would always mix my groups around and limit FRAC group 3.

 

There are also many cultural practices which have been proven to reduce dollar spot.I urge everyone do do these as well including:

 

  • Rolling
  • Remove dew
  • Reduce leaf wetness
  • Dusting
  • Maintain balanced NPK
  • Increase light and air movement- if you cant get rid of the trees can you at least trim some branches back?

 

Thanks for the idea guys I hope this helps in making the best decision for your situation. As always please don’t hesitate to contact me further via phone or email zreikat@campbellchemcials.com.au

 

Our new Emerald Fungicide will be available soon and fully registered for dollar spot and other diseases.

 Cheers Nadeem

 

Review Your season 2017

After the summer what was I hope everyone takes a well deserved break sooner rather than later..

I have written pieces to this similar to this in the past. i do believe writing this every year helps my readers with making better decisions for the coming year..

One thing I hope everyone has done this year in some way is to document the summer. With temperatures the way they were photo evidence is key not just for yourself but show stakeholders of your facility. The NSWGCSA has done just this to help turf managers work with facilities. A copy can be found here.2017-GMA info sheet

Pleas download the article above it is well written and can be ustilised for any turf facility not just golf courses.

I also have some slides from the GCSAA when they went through drought back a few years ago which may come in handy.

GCSAA drought and himidity stress

Now I also want you to download the weather data from BOM website (click on this link to find your closest weather station)  if you don’t have accurate records somewhere.This will show everyone and remind yourself on how much pressure your turf was under. In our job we watch the weather all the time. What i noticed and many of you know this is that the day temperatures were not the issue. We can deal with 40C days. It was the nights that caused the bulk of the issues. Night temperatures did drop all that much at night. Typically in January and February we saw a day of 35C-40C and night temps drop down to 25C only and that was only after midnight. Many posts I saw on Turf Management Australia Facebook page that guys were still at 30C at midnight and soil temps around the same amount.. How can we expect the turf to survive that whether it’s cool season or even warm season grasses.

These are the questions you need to ask yourself:

  • What were my issues
  • When did they start occurring
  • Did I expect them to occur then
  • Could I of dealt with the issue earlier
  • Did I have outside issues to deal with
  • Were the issues caused by nature or by putting the turf under undue stress
  • Was there anything you could have done better
  • Were you more proactive or reactive with the summer i.e did you have a preventative program or just deal with the issues when they arose
  • Did your program stack up

Come March we had a big change in weather up until that point it was hot humid March added rainfall. Temperatures were still high though.

One thing for sure was that spray intervals were greatly reduced. Where commonly 21-28 intervals were the norm this was being reduced to 7-14 days at times as the pressure was very high.

Did you utilise a broad range of control options for the issue (e.g different products, cultural practices, fertility). Specifically for fungicides did you rotate resistance groupings enough What can you do next season to reduce the issues

Does the course need to be altered in any way to help (i.e does drainage have to be put in or fixed, is building a new green/tee possible) There is alot more of a list which I could write but this is just to give you an idea on topics to think about. Keep in mind with the disease pressure this year fungicides you used had to deal with high pressure situations and where expected residual was normally 21-28 days you may have only got 10-21 days control for systemic products or even less with contact fungicides. The fungicide had not failed but more so the pressure was too high to give you control expected. If you would like some help with reviewing your specific situation please do not hesitate to contact me either via this blog or email

zreikat@campbellchemcials.com.au

Regards Nadeem Zreikat

Heat wave, humid, rain birings on pythium- January 2017

Happy new year everyone I hope you had some time to enjoy with family and friends.

What a start to the year heat waves in Victoria, WA, SA NSW. Storms in QLD and everything in between.

 

Non disease Issues you may face

I have been seeing quite a few sick started to see a few sick turf surfaces around the place just due to sheer pressure from the heat, lack of rain and too much rain. One thing to keep in mind when there has not been alot of rain like especially here in Sydney is to look sodium levels. i have seen this season and in the past poa really going off colour and t

Generally speaking this may not be an issue every year or your water source might be quite low in sodium generally speaking. However this does change over time and has to be monitored. As well having low levels is good but bare in mind putting on a little all the time will build up in the soil and the plant and cause the plant to suffer. Keep this in mind this season, look at an few applications of a product that will reduce sodium levels. Talk to your local rep on this as this issue can be the underlying cause of disease especially pythium..

Another issue you may see is nematodes. Again you may not have a history or testing for them numbers have come back low. However I remember a talk I heard on nematodes from David Westall he always said that the numbers don’t tell the whole story and your threshold may be different to the person down the road.

If your turf is stressed and the root system has shrunken you are more prone to an attack as the plant can’t fight them off naturally.so keep an eye out.

With these conditions you need to look at for the remainder of the summer is your spray program.Normally 3 week intervals are working but with this much pressure you need to look at shortening intervals to 2 weeks. On top of that a in between spray may be needed just to top things with the onset of heavy rains.

The week ahead

Pythium

Pythium is one disease that will be present now.

Water logged greens are a perfect environment for Pythium root rot. You can see Pythium as patterns in greens that follow the drainage lines. Equipment use also spreads the disease. If you have a short root system with compacted soil and poor drainage, your turf will need extra light watering to keep it alive. This will increase Pythium pressure, due to plant wetness. On the other hand, deep infrequent watering can increase Pythium pressure as well as the roots and the soil are being completely soaked which is conducive to Pythium outbreaks. Very hard to win in this situation. That is why it is important to maintain healthy turf and to use specific Pythium fungicides on a preventative basis.

Apply your fungicide (use Proplant here) down past the leaf and crown do not leave on the surface with application (water in slightly after your boom application)

Proplant image

As always we do recommend a broad spectrum tank mix partner with Proplant (as its is specific to pythium only) as when we were anyalysing the samples in the trials we always found other diseases namely brown patch. So have a look at partnering Proplant with Ippon, 250GT, Protak, Monstar,

Also be aware of algae with all the wet surfaces. A good mix is Dacogreen + Liquid Dek here.

Cultural Controls of Pythium:

  • Avoid too much N
  • Aerate the area slightly to allow more oxygen to penetrate the soil
  • Utilise pentrant wetting agents to push the moisture through the profile-I don’t tend to recommend to use with Proplant as it may push past the plant where you need to target the spray
  • Keep plants healthy as possible with using root stimulants and other biological products
  • Avoid mowing in moist hot weather
  • Raise mowing heights
  • Avoid verti cutting, top dressing if greens are infected  as it puts more stress on the plant
  • Reduce leaf wetness
  • Increase air flow and sunlight to Pythium prone areas
  • Reduce sodium levels
  • Monitor for insects

For more information see the brochure here Proplant Brochure Also have a look at our guide to managing pythium not just from a chemical point of view but from a cultural view. Disease guide rhizo eri pythium 2014

I hope this post helps understand the disease a little better and how to manage it.

Also I am heading to to the USA to GIS again and will be attending a few lectures that i will post about later on. You will be able to follow what is going on through my twitter feed.

As usual if you need any help feel free to contact me

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

Kicking it in to high gear- Grand Final Weekend 2016

I apologise for the lack of posts since the AGCSA conference. I have been traveling around the country getting to a bunch of seminars where we have sponsored them and given talks at some.

To give you an idea after the AGCSA conference I attended the following:

  • STA ACT
  • VGCSA Country meeting at Rich River
  • VGA Bendigo annual seminar
  • TGAA Corowa annual seminar
  • TGCSA annual seminar
  • SAGCSA conference
  • STA NSW Cricket Wicket 101 course (where i was an assessor for the day)

So as you can see it was fairly full on and the airline and rental car companies know me on a first name basis now. If you are on Twitter or a couple of the Facebook turf pages you would have seen a few pictures I posted as well. Let me just say if you haven’t had a chance to get to any turf turf seminars this year JUST DO IT. The information is first class and networking opportunities are endless.

Enough of that and onto the season. Well a wet start for most. Can someone turn the taps off please for a week or so. Plenty of weeds have been coming up as well and germinating quicker than usual. Get on top of this sooner rather than later.

One thing with the wet weather at least you can identify drainage areas that need to be worked on. If this is something you have in the back of your mind map it on paper so you can easily come back to it when you can.Skitch is a great app here where you can draw on pictures taken from your tablet.

As I write this we are still reasonably cool around Australia besides QLD (I don’t think they had winter this year) but it is about to heat will heat up i Sydney anyway around Grand Final time (Go the Swannies, not sure on NRL as my team is out). So here a few tips to prepare your turf:

  • Use turning boards for mowers, reduce victory lap cuts
  • Maintain adequate soil moisture throughout stressful times.
  • Keep a balanced soil profile (get a soil test do not guess)
  • Improve air flow – cut down trees/branches
  • Communication with the club management and members
  • Promote a healthy growing environment
  • Nutrition (Don’t be afraid to apply N – just know how much and what source)
  • Removing dew to reduce leaf diseases
  • Roll greens instead of mowing – alternate each day
  • Raise mowing heights (even by a 0.5 mm makes a difference)
  • Utilise bio stimulant products during the growing season such as kelp (proven to increase root mass), amino acid (heat stress), humic/fulvic acid products. For any bio stimulant look at what’s inside it and see how each component helps the plant- ask questions to those selling them.
  • Hand water with wetting agent tablets especially for drier areas

Weather for the week coming puts temps higher than they have been so far as you can see:

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Lastly 2 things the Monstar permit has been renewed please download the latest permit here

Also I have and event coming up in Adelaide in conjunction with K&B Adams, SAGCSA and Turfwise Consulting featuring 2 great Australian turf professors:

Percy Wong (Plant pathologist)

Peter McMaugh (turf and mite expert)

I will post more later but see all the information here

kb-ccc-sa-seminar-november-2016-main-seminar-invite

Good luck everyone hope you can get some downtime during the weekend. Feel free to contact me with any help needed

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

Cheers

Nadeem

 

US Turf Conference 2016- San Deigo

As my last post I went to the US for the GIS conference as it is called. This year was in San Diego which is about 3 hours south of LA. Its a great city and people say its very similar to Sydney with the feel and the harbour. It does somewhat and the weather was glorious. We were very lucky as it was  26C everyday and not a cloud in the sky

My week started as soon as i landed and headed to Mission Viejo Golf Club where I was shown around by course superintendent and my mate Scot Dey. I met Scot last year after speaking to him on twitter for a while and we have been communicating ever since. It was great of him to give me so much time on a Saturday to show me his course. The unique things about the course is that its all kikuyu. Not uncommon in Australia but it is in the US. They have some couch left but this is being eradicated and the kikuyu taking over. When I was there they had some frosts around which hit the roughs more so. The greens were 100% poa and looking and playing very well. They are going through one of the toughest droughts of the moment but Scot and his crew have done a fabulous job.

Myself and Scot

Looking at the clubhouse Par 3 drop

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Scot also hosted a group of Aussies the next day. The course management were quite impressed with how many visitors and how far we had come to see the course.

Feel free to hit Scot up on twitter @scotdey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIS week for me started with meetings (I wont bore you there) and the education conference which I attend each time. This years lectures for me were:

  • Advanced Stress Management Strategies for Cool-Season Turfgrasses
  • Practical Turfgrass Microbiology
  • Enhanced Weed Management

All three were very informative and i will be positing in the future information from these talks.From what I picked up what we are doing here is the right thing in regards to managing healthy turf especially with the weather we have had this summer. However there is always room to fine tune your program.

One thing I did get was a video of syringing a green. which can viewed on our you tube channel. I received this from Dr Bingru Huang at Rutgers university.

These are the stats from the show

:

  • 5240 attended the education seminars
  • 450 played in the golf championships with Chris Burgess our Australian representative
  • 12571 total attendees for the week
  • Trade Show Size 2.3 hectares

You can see from the pictures in the gallery how big the show was. I did like a few features that were different this year.

The electric avenue area was a new where you could try out different machinery. I have a video as well here from a one man golf cart where you can view from our you tube channel

As well which is not turf related but golf related is this company I saw who allow people with disabilities can play golf. Have a look at the video below.

Lastly the GCI Magazine Social Media Awards 2016 were on again sponsored by Aqautrols. Take a look a all the winners from the show and feel free to hit them up for any information.

 http://www.golfcourseindustry.com/article/scissor-kicking-in-san-diego-january-2016

i will be posting more in the coming months so stay tuned.

 

Dollar Spot Options 2016

Just a quick post on dollar spot options as we are coming into more of a peak for dollar spot control with high humidity and heavy dews. February in Sydney is the most humid month of the year accordingSydney Humidity to BOM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Campbell’s we have many options for dollar spot control and a greater spectrum of FRAC (fungicide groups) than anyone else.

Here is a quick look at the options we have with FRAC next to it (click on each product for label & SDS link):

Also if you can utilise cultural controls as well your turf will be much better off. here are some tips to use over the next few months:

  • Remove dew daily (also before spraying contact fungicides especially)
  • Avoid drought stress
  • Maintain adequate nutrition especially N. Low N program increases dollar spot severity
  • Reduce shade and improve air circulation by either eliminating trees or cutting back branches
  • Dust greens on regular basis
  • Roll greens (start this process before onset of disease)
  • If seeding choose a cultivar that is less prone to dollar spot. Many new varieties have been developed over the past 10 year.
  • Clean equipment after use

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Cheers

Nadeem Zreikat

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

Extreme Disease pressure January 2016 -NSW

What a start to the year for NSW. After a a great greenkeepers Christmas January has turned to the extreme with high temps humidity and rainfall.

I started to see a few sick turf surfaces around the place just due to sheer pressure.

With these conditions you need to look at for the remainder of the summer is your spray program.Normally 3 week intervals are working but with this much pressure you need to look at shortening intervals to 2 weeks. On top of that a in between spray may be needed just to top things with the onset of heavy rains.

The week ahead

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Pythium is one disease that will be present now.

Water logged greens are a perfect environment for Pythium root rot. You can see Pythium as patterns in greens that follow the drainage lines. Equipment use also spreads the disease. If you have a short root system with compacted soil and poor drainage, your turf will need extra light watering to keep it alive. This will increase Pythium pressure, due to plant wetness. On the other hand, deep infrequent watering can increase Pythium pressure as well as the roots and the soil are being completely soaked which is conducive to Pythium outbreaks. Very hard to win in this situation. That is why it is important to maintain healthy turf and to use specific Pythium fungicides on a preventative basis.

Apply your fungicide (use Proplant here) down past the crown do not leave on the surface with application (water in slightly after your boom application)

Proplant image

As always we do recommend a broad spectrum tank mix partner with Proplant (as its is specific to pythium only) as when we were anyalysing the samples in the trials we always found other diseases namely brown patch. So have a look at partnering Proplant with Ippon, 250GT, Protak, Monstar,

Also be aware of algae with all the wet surfaces. A good mix is Dacogreen + Liquid Dek here.

Cultural Controls of Pythium:

  • Avoid too much N
  • Aerate the area slightly to allow more oxygen to penetrate the soil
  • Utilise pentrant wetting agents to push the moisture through the profile
  • Keep plants healthy as possible with using root stimulants and other biological products
  • Avoid mowing in moist hot weather
  • Raise mowing heights
  • Avoid verti cutting, top dressing if greens are infected  as it puts more stress on the plant
  • Reduce leaf wetness
  • Increase air flow and sunlight to Pythium prone areas

For more information see the brochure here Proplant Brochure Also have a look at our guide to managing pythium not just from a chemical point of view but from a cultural view. Disease guide rhizo eri pythium 2014

I hope this post helps understand the disease a little better and how to manage it.

Also I am heading to to the USA to GIS again and will be attending a few lectures that i will post about later on. You will be able to follow what is going on through the live blog I’ll be doing with Turf Republic again and along with my twitter feed. I will post all the link the week before.

 

As usual if you need any help feel free to contact me

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas 2015

 

I would like to thank every reader of this blog and all of our clients who have supported us throughout the year.

We wish you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas and have a safe New Year. We hope you all have a greenkeepers Christmas and have get to have a break.

For our overseas readers and twitter followers (great to see an increase especially from Australia) I appreciate you reading the blog and communicating with me through other social media platforms. i enjoy our conversation on twitter and looking forward to meeting for the first time and catching up with old friends at GIS next year.

Wishing you all the best

Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd

GF Weekend 2015

I usually write this post saying disease pressure is going through the roof but looking at the forecast for east coast Australia we are going to be getting some really hot temps and this does not go well with long weekends.Don’t get me wrong disease pressure is increasing as turf will be more vulnerable to attacks in this hot weather namely anthracnose and brown patch.

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Some tips to help you get through the hot weekend

  • •Use turning boards for mowers, reduce victory lap cuts
  • Maintain adequate soil moisture throughout stressful times.
  • •Keep a balanced soil profile (get a soil test do not guess)
  • •Improve air flow – cut down trees/branches
  • •Communication with the club management and members
  • •Promote a healthy growing environment
  • •Nutrition (Don’t be afraid to apply N – just know how much and what source)
  • •Removing dew (use DewCure here or dew brooms) to reduce leaf diseases
  • •Roll greens instead of mowing – alternate each day
  • •Raise mowing heights (even by a 0.5 mm makes a difference)
  • Utilise bio stimulant products during the growing season such as kelp (proven to increase root mass), amino acid (heat stress), humic/fulvic acid products. For any bio stimulant look at what’s inside it and see how each component helps the plant- ask questions to those selling them.
  • Hand water with wetting agent tablets especially for drier areas

Also if you haven’t been notified Monstar permit has been extended while the registration is being evaluated. You can download the permit here

Monstar 2015 permit PER14379

STA GOLF DAY

As well if you are interested in coming along to the STA golf day at Bayview gold club in Sydney all information can be downloaded here.

Overall have a good weekend everyone and enjoy the time off where you can..

Good luck to Graeme and the crew for the NRL GF and Tony and his crew for the AFL.

Cheers

Nadeem

 

 

US Turf Conference – San Antonio 2015

I am now back from a week at the US turf conference. This years theme for the week was “Where big things happen”. Big things did happen in terms of the weather. IT WAS FREEZING and many did not make their flight outs at the end of the week due to Dallas airport being shut down.

The beginning of the week was great mid 20’sC high teens then Tuesday came and this what i experienced for most of the week.

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This year I did a broad range of seminars with the following take home messages:

  • Sure Fire ways to plant health- all said and done water is the number one thing to manage
  • Understanding nematodes- each nematode can be very different and cause different levels of damage
  • Getting to the root of oil borne diseases- prevention is best

If anyone is interested in these topics feel free to contact mine. i will be posting information throughout the year on these topics.

The trade show this year was bigger than previous time I attended (2013) and it seems the US golf industry has really turned a corner with new exhibitors (mainly machinery and golf carts). Even Samsung were there showcasing brand new battery technology for golf carts- really worth a look.

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There was expected to be about 13,000 people come through but final figures have not come out yet that I know of.

If you were thinking of rolling fairways (as Merion did for the US open)

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Glad to see Tru turf Rollers there again displaying the Aussie flag proudly.

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Tweet Up and Social Media Awards 2015 Presented by GCI Magazine and sponsored by Aquatrols

Again at this years show I attended the social media awards (I can’t win because I’m trade) but it was good to put some faces to more supers and researches I have been communicating with over the past few years.It was also good to see familiar faces John Kaminski and Scott McElroy (who were out lats year if you recall) plus Mike Fidanza who is the fairy ring expert. As well plenty of new supers to meet especially a few who work on kikuyu which is rare in the US.We did actually have a pre awards drink you could say on the River Walk organised through twitter (thanks @turfpathology).

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As usual Pat Jones from GCI magazine hosted the event and does an excellent job. Pat is a great guy and has so much experience in life and passion for the industry. I would love to have him come out to Australia one day. maybe I’ll ask John Kaminski to organise that one. A special mention to download their magazine on the app store (its free) and it was also good to see Mathew Bywater who is no working for Aqautrols after being out of the industry for a few years.

For a full coverage see this link GCI awards

A few pics from the ceremony

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There was also the Tech Drive Centre which is run mostly by my mates from Turf Republic. There was some really cool stuff about and what really caught my eye was the 3D printer they had there. It was a simple on but was great to see one of these in action. Here it just made a few plastic figurines.

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Plus some of the technology that can be used on course to make life easier for a turf manager. In that at the AGCSA turf conference myself with Gareth Hammond (2IC NSW Golf Club) will be presenting a session on keeping up with technology on the Tuesday afternoon and hope you can all make it. More on that later on.

I’ll leave you with a few pictures from the show. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather and i look forward to catching up with you throughout the year.

 

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