TURFGRASS - GOLF COURSE FAIRWAYS, ETC. - ANTHRACNOSE
For use to control turf diseases on golf courses, lawns around commercial and industrial buildings, professional and collegiate athletic fields and sod farms.
Do not use on home lawns and turf sites associated with apartment buildings, daycare centers, playgrounds, playfields, recreational park athletic fields, athletic fields located on or next to schools (e.g., elementary, middle and high schools), campgrounds, churches and theme parks.
Instrata is an excellent disease control agent when used according to label directions for control of a broad spectrum of plant diseases. Instrata is recommended for use in programs which are compatible with the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which include the use of disease resistant crop varieties, cultural practices, pest scouting and disease forecasting systems which reduce unnecessary applications of pesticides.
INTEGRATED PEST (DISEASE) MANAGEMENT
Instrata should be integrated into an overall disease and pest management strategy whenever the use of a fungicide is required. Cultural practices known to reduce disease development should be followed. Consult your local turf authority for IPM strategies established for your area. Instrata may be used in State Agricultural Extension advisory (disease forecasting) programs which recommend application timing based on environmental factors favorable for disease development.
Instrata is effective for strategic use in programs that attempt to minimize disease resistance to fungicides. Some other fungicides which are at risk from disease resistance exhibit a single-site mode of fungicidal action. Instrata, with a multi-site mode of action, may be used to delay or prevent the development of resistance to single-site fungicides. Consult with your Federal or State Cooperative Extension Service representatives for guidance on the proper use of Instrata in programs which seek to minimize the occurrence of disease resistance to other fungicides.
Instrata may be used with most types of spray equipment commonly used for making ground applications.
Proper adjustments and calibration of spraying equipment to give good canopy penetration and coverage is essential for good disease control.
Do not apply Instrata through any type of ultra low volume (ULV) spray system (less than 3 gal./A).
Do not apply Instrata by air.
Always use Instrata in conjunction with good turf management practices.
Apply Instrata in a minimum of 90 gallons of water per acre for golf course tees and greens.
Apply Instrata in a minimum of 30 to 40 gallons of water per acre for golf course fairways and roughs; lawns around commercial and industrial buildings; professional and collegiate athletic fi elds; and sod farms.
SPECIFIC USE DIRECTIONS FOR TURFGRASS DISEASE CONTROL
USE PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
- Do not apply Instrata through any type of ultra low volume (ULV) spray system (less than 3 gal./A).
- Do not apply Instrata by air.
- Do not use on home lawns and turf sites associated with apartment buildings, daycare centers, playgrounds, playfi elds, recreational park athletic fi elds, athletic fi elds located on or next to schools (e.g., elementary, middle and high schools), campgrounds, churches and theme parks.
- Agricultural Use Sites Only (sodfarms): This product must not be applied within 25 feet of marine/estuarine water bodies unless there is an untreated buffer area of that width between the area to be treated and the water body.
- Sod farm turf treated with Instrata prior to harvest must be mechanically cut, rolled and harvested.
- Do not use Instrata on fi ne fescue turf due to the potential for phytotoxicity or turfgrass injury.
- Do not mow or water after treatment until spray deposited on turfgrass is thoroughly dry.
Retreatment (Spray) Intervals:
- The minimum retreatment interval for Instrata applications is 14 days.
USE PRECAUTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Golf Course Fairways and Roughs; Lawns around Commercial and Industrial Buildings; Collegiate and Professional Sports Turf:
- Do not apply more than 8.6 gallons of Instrata per acre (25.3 fl . oz. Instrata per 1000 sq. ft.) per season.
- Do not apply more than one application per season at rates greater than 7.0 fl . oz. of Instrata per 1000 sq. ft.
- Additional applications of Instrata at rates of 7.0 fl . oz. or less per 1000 sq. ft. may be applied; however, do not exceed the maximum season rate of Instrata.
Maximum Yearly (Annual) Instrata Rate for Sod Farms
- Do not apply more than 4.3 gallons of Instrata per acre (12.6 fl. oz. Instrata per 1000 sq. ft.) per year.
- Do not apply more than one application per year at rates greater than 7.0 fl. oz. of Instrata per 1000 sq. ft.
- Additional applications of Instrata at rates of 7.0 fl. oz. or less per 1000 sq. ft. may be applied; however, do not exceed the maximum yearly rate of Instrata.
- Do not apply more than 13 lb. chlorothalonil per acre per year.
- Application Interval/Timing: 14-28 days
- Use preventively. Begin applications when conditions are favorable for disease infection, prior to disease symptom development. Under high disease pressure, use higher rates of Instrata and shorter intervals.