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Merry Christmas 2014

  Just a quick post to wish everyone all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year from everyone here from Colin Campbell Chemicals. I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it and that your year was that little easier. I have got […]

Disease Alert Pythium spp update Sydney Dec 2014

As continued from my last post we are experiencing very high pythium levels with all those storms around. It seems if you didn’t get the first 3 the next 3 hit your area. We tend to see Pythium blight and Pythium root rot. Both are very destructive and come in quickly like all Pythium diseases. […]

High to Extreme Disease Alert Sydney – December 2014

Wow after the driest spring on record and a very dry and hot November December has had a u-turn. high temps high rainfall. This is what I saw yesterday on the radar and on the road. Yes it did get worse after I got home (pic taken by passenger). The red on the radar meant […]

Pig Dog Pigment Cleaner 2014

Do you have a spray unit that looks like this after using pigments or products formulated with a dye or pigment? At Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd we have developed a cleaner for this very issue call Pig Dog The photo above shows that the left side of the spray bar was treated with Pig […]

Filmstar- make your miticides fertilsiers and other chemicals work better

In Australia we all know how powerful the sun can be and we take appropriate measures to protect ourselves but what about the products we are putting out? There are quite a few chemicals, fertilsiers that breakdown quickly in UV light. To give an example bifenthrin (Our product is Biff) is known to break very […]

Summer is upon us – November 2014

Well as alot of you do as I do we constantly look at the weather to see what possible turf growing conditions we are facing. At the moment we are looking for some rain (well majority of us are but  the golf tournaments are starting and the less variables the better). I did a post […]

Finally some Rain for Sydney- October 2014

Regular readers our turf blog will know that I put out a post every year around this time for a disease alert for brown patch dollar spot and pythium. This year is a little late as it has been very dry and pressure has been low. However this is all about the change as I […]

Kaminski and McElroy Seminars 2014

Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd hosted 2 turf seminars 12th and 14th August 2014 in Sydney and Cairns featuring Dr John Kaminski from Penn State University and Dr Scott McElroy from Auburn University Alabama in the USA. Both speakers were very well received and delegates went back to their facility with ample information to better […]

AGCSA conference & Late winter update 2014

Sorry I’ve been quiet on the blogging front its been a hectic couple of months planning for the coming season. Even though this is the quiet time in turf here at Campbell’s we keep going with plans for the coming season. We have trials to plan and determine how and where we can help turf […]


In my last post pre AGCSA conference I will be previewing what we will be having at our stand. We will be located at stand number 2 this year which is a left turn as you walk in.- see map below. We will be showcasing a number of products in our range but most important […]