BASF Receives California Registration of Insignia Fungicide

BASF recently announced that its Insignia fungicide has received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency. Insignia fungicide provides golf course superintendents with broad spectrum, extended control of more than 15 major turfgrass diseases as well as suppression of dollar spot.

The active ingredient in Insignia fungicide is pyraclostrobin, a member of the strobilurin chemistry class, which inhibits mitochondrial respiration. Insignia fungicide suppresses dollar spot, controls the newest turfgrass disease, rapid blight, and can prevent outbreaks of gray leaf spot—all problems that have shown up on California golf courses in the past year. In addition, Insignia has shown residual control on many turf diseases. Longer control saves superintendents labor and material costs, and minimizes spraying time on the course.

Insignia fungicide is a translaminar penetrant fungicide recommended to control the following turfgrass pathogens: anthracnose, bentgrass dead spot, brown patch, dollar spot (suppression only), fairy ring, Fusarium patch, gray leaf spot, gray snow mold, leaf spot, melting out, pink patch, pink snow mold, powdery mildew, Pythium blight, rapid blight, red thread, rust, summer patch and take-all patch.

For maximum efficiency, Insignia fungicide should be applied preventively but also may be used curatively for some diseases. Insignia fungicide may be applied as a single treatment or in tank mixes with other registered turfgrass fungicides. To improve control of certain diseases, Insignia fungicide may be tank mixed with other effective (non-strobilurin) fungicides.

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