TURF - STRIPE SMUT

General Information

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Shake well before using.

Apply Quali-Pro TM 4.5 with ground or aerial equipment using sufficient volume of spray to provide thorough coverage. Add required amount of Quali-Pro TM 4.5 to partially filled tank agitated by mechanical or hydraulic means and then add remaining required amount of water. Continuous agitation is required to keep the material in suspension. Do not tank mix with highly alkaline pesticides such as Bordeaux mixture or lime sulfur. No claim of compatibility with other pesticides is implied. Use the higher rate under conditions of severe disease pressure. Also see local State Extension Service instructions for application schedules.

Use the fl oz/acre rate for concentrate sprayers. Use the fl oz/100 gal rate for dilute ground application.

For aerial applications, use a minimum of 5 gal/acre for row crops; use a minimum of 10 gal/acre for tree crops. For ground applications, use a minimum of 20 gal/acre for row crops and 30 gal/acre for tree crops. Higher spray volume will result in better coverage and better disease control.

When an adjuvant is to be used with this product, Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc. suggests the use of a Chemical Producers and Distributors Association certified adjuvant.

RESISTANCE MANAGEMENT

To avoid the development of tolerant or resistant strains of fungi, tank mix Quali-Pro TM 4.5 with a fungicide of different chemistry, and/or alternate a fungicide of different chemistry with Quali-Pro TM 4.5 at each application. DO NOT USE PRODUCTS CONTAINING THIABENDAZOLE OR OTHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING THIOPHANATE METHYL IN COMBINATION OR IN ROTATION WITH QUALI-PRO TM 4.5. If after using Quali-Pro TM 4.5 as directed and the treatment is not effective, a tolerant or resistant strain of fungi may be present. Discontinue the use of Quali-Pro TM 4.5 for at least one season. Do not use products containing thiabendazole as substitutes for Quali-Pro TM 4.5, as they are of similar chemistry and will contribute to the development of resistance. As long as these precautions are followed, Quali-Pro TM 4.5 can be useful for disease control even if resistant strains are present.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

TURF

Use Quali-Pro TM 4.5 against certain foliar and soil diseases for use on all turf types such as golf course greens, tees and fairways, athletic fields, cemeteries, parks, and commercial and home lawns. Use Quali-Pro TM 4.5 both preventatively and curatively; it is not phytotoxic. Do not use Quali-Pro TM 4.5 on turf being grown for sale or other commercial uses such as sod.

For use only by certified applicators and those under their direct supervision. Not for homeowner use. Do not apply with fixed wing or rotary aircraft.

Mixing Instructions: Add the required amount of Quali-Pro TM 4.5 to a partially filled tank agitated by mechanical or hydraulic means. Add the remaining required amount of water. Maintain continuous agitation to keep the material in suspension. For best results, use spray mixture the same day it is prepared.

Turf Types: All cool-season and warm-season grasses (such as but not limited to Bentgrasses, Bermudagrasses, Bluegrasses, Fescues, Ryegrasses, St. Augustinegrasses, and Zoysiagrasses) or their mixtures.

Refer to the use sites and maximum application rates table to determine allowable rates for each application.

Use the 3.5-5.3 fl oz rate for curative response to Basal Stem Anthracnose.

Stripe Smut: Make two applications at 14-day intervals when disease first appears. Water into root zone after application. For prevention, apply in the spring (just before grass begins growth) and in the fall.

Turf Application Directions

Apply Quali-Pro TM 4.5 uniformly over the area to be treated with a properly calibrated power sprayer. Apply after mowing or avoid mowing for 12 hours after application. Apply sufficient water to obtain thorough coverage, usually 1 ½ to 2 ½ gallons per 1000 sq ft of turf area. When treating golf course greens, always treat aprons and approaches to golf greens.

Note to User: Do not graze animals on treated turf. Do not feed clippings to livestock or poultry.

Method
Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours

Exception: If the product is applied by drenching, the Worker Protection Standard, under certain circumstances, allows workers to enter the treated areas if there will be no contact with anything that has been treated.