Company claims product offers broad spectrum control, no heat restrictions.
As heat and humidity rise, so does a superintendent’s anxiety. An added challenge is that many fungicide treatments traditionally carry heat restrictions and the threat of phytotoxicity or negative PGR effects during periods of heat stress. Now golf course superintendents have a new tool to battle turf diseases when the thermometer rises: new Briskway fungicide from Syngenta.
Briskway is a DMI containing fungicide that combines a new active ingredient (difenoconazole) with the broad-spectrum fungicide azoxystrobin. Difenoconazole is proven to be a worry free DMI, even when used in hot and humid conditions. Research by Rutgers University, Mississippi State University and The University of Florida found that difenoconazole does not express any negative PGR affects on any kind of turf, regardless the temperature, even at greens height of cut.
The azoxystrobin in Briskway helps deliver control of major summer diseases, with the added benefit of turf health. As the active ingredient also found in Heritage fungicide, azoxystrobin includes protective and systemic activity (thorough foliar and root absorption) that encourages such plant health benefits as:
- Leaf color and retention
- Enhanced root development
- Improved shade tolerance
- Reduced water loss due to transpiration
When combined, the dual modes of action from difenoconazole and azoxystrobin work together to deliver broad-spectrum disease control and heat tolerance.
Briskway is approved for use on Kentucky bluegrass, creeping bentgrass, bermudagrass, and Poa annua. Other benefits include:
- Excellent rain fastness
- Rapid uptake into leaf tissue
- Low use rates
Briskway is available in a 2x1 gallon slant neck container. Applied at 14- to 28-day intervals, the use rate is 0.3 to 0.725 fluid ounces per 1,000 ft.