ORNAMENTAL PLANTS - DOWNY MILDEW, ETC.

General Information

Product Information

Insignia SC Intrinsic brand fungicide is a broad-spectrum fungicide for disease control in turfgrass and ornamentals. For maximum efficacy, apply Insignia SC preventively. Preventive applications optimize disease control, resulting in improved plant health. Apply Insignia SC solo or in tank mixes with other registered fungicides.

DO NOT exceed the specified application rate or fail to comply with use restrictions listed in the Resistance Management and Restrictions and Limitations sections.

All applications must be made according to the use directions that follow. Failure to follow directions and precautions on the label can result in injury and/or inferior disease control.

This package contains Insignia SC, a suspension concentrate (SC). The active ingredient in Insignia SC, pyraclostrobin, is a member of the strobilurin class of chemistry and is derived from a natural antifungal substance. To maximize disease control, apply Insignia SC in a regularly scheduled protective spray program and use in a rotation program with other fungicides. Because of its high specific activity, Insignia SC has good residual activity against target fungi.

Mode of Action

Pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Insignia SC, belongs to the group of respiration inhibitors classified by the US EPA and Canada PMRA as Quinone Outside Inhibitors (QoI), or target site of action Group 11 fungicides.

Application Information

Use Sites

Turfgrass

Use Insignia SC for disease control in the following turf use sites:

- Golf courses

- Residential, institutional, commercial, and municipal lawns

- Parks

- Recreational areas including sports and athletic fields

- Cemeteries

- Sod farms

Ornamental Plants

Use Insignia SC for disease control in landscape ornamentals, including flower bulbs, in the following use sites:

- Residential and commercial landscapes

- Interiorscapes

- Recreational areas including golf courses

Application Instructions

- Apply the specified rate of lnsignia SC as instructed in the Use Directions sections with ground or aerial spray equipment. Use the shorter specified application interval and/or the higher specified rate when prolonged favorable disease conditions exist.

- Calibrate spray equipment prior to use.

- Shake containers well prior to use. Consult BASF Representatives for additional information regarding agitation and recirculation.

- Apply lnsignia SC using sufficient water volume and pressure for adequate coverage of the foliage.

- For maximum efficacy, apply lnsignia SC prior to or in the early stages of disease development. lnsignia SC use as a late curative or eradicant treatment may not result in satisfactory disease control.

- After application, allow foliage to dry prior to mowing or irrigating (exceptions: brown ring patch, fairy ring and Pythium root dysfunction).

- Actual duration of disease control will vary depending on environmental conditions, disease pressure, and management practices.

Ground Application

Apply lnsignia SC at the rates indicated in the Use Directions sections in 2 to 4 gallons of water per 1000 square feet (87 to 174 gallons per acre). Repeat applications at the specified interval as necessary.

Aerial Application

Aerial application is permitted only on sod farms. Apply Insignia SC at the rates indicated in the Use Directions sections in no less than 10 gallons of spray solution per acre. Repeat applications at the specified interval as necessary. DO NOT apply when conditions favor drift from target area.

DO NOT apply by air in New York State.

Resistance Management

Insignia SC Intrinsic brand fungicide contains pyraclostrobin, a Group 11 fungicide, and is effective against pathogens resistant to fungicides with modes of action different from those of QoI fungicides (target site of action Group 11), such as the dicarboximides, sterol inhibitors, benzimidazoles, or phenylamides. Fungal isolates resistant to Group 11 fungicides, such as pyraclostrobin, azoxystrobin, and trifloxystrobin, can eventually dominate the fungal population if Group 11 fungicides are used predominantly and repeatedly in the same area in successive years as the primary method of control for the targeted pathogen species. This can result in reduction of disease control by Insignia SC or other Group 11 fungicides.

To maintain the performance of Insignia SC, DO NOT exceed the total number of sequential applications of Insignia SC. Follow the label instructions for consecutive Insignia SC use or other target site of action Group 11 fungicides that have a similar site of action on the same pathogens.

Limitations, Restrictions, and Exceptions

Ornamentals in Landscape Maintenance Use Directions

Insignia SC is not registered for use in ornamental plants in California. Use Insignia SC for control of certain pathogens causing foliar, aerial, and crown rot diseases, including scab, blights, leaf spots, powdery and downy mildews, anthracnose, and rust of ornamental plants and flower bulbs.

Begin Insignia SC applications prior to disease development and continue throughout the season at specified intervals following resistance management guidelines. Insignia SC works best when used as part of a preventive disease management program. Insignia SC used as a late curative or eradicant treatment may not always result in satisfactory disease control.

Integrate Insignia SC into an overall disease and pest management program that includes selection of varieties with disease tolerance, optimum plant populations, proper fertilization, pruning, plant residue management, proper timing and placement of irrigation, and manipulation of environmental conditions to prevent fungal development where possible.

Plant Tolerance

The phytotoxic potential of Insignia SC Intrinsic brand fungicide has been assessed on a wide variety of common ornamental plants with no phytotoxicity observed. Refer to Table 5. Insignia SC Intrinsic brand fungicide Tolerant Plant Species for the list of plants shown to be tolerant to Insignia SC. Not all plant species and their varieties and cultivars have been tested for tolerance to Insignia SC, possible tank mix combinations of Insignia SC, pesticide treatments preceding or following those of Insignia SC, and combinations of Insignia SC with adjuvants or surfactants. Local conditions can also influence plant tolerance and may not match those under which BASF has conducted testing. Before Insignia SC use, test the product on a sample of the plant to be treated to ensure that a phytotoxic response will not occur prior to large-scale use.

Use with Additives

Label directions are based on data without additives. Additives or spray adjuvants are usually not necessary for use with Insignia SC. If additives or spray adjuvants are included, use only surfactants approved for ornamental plants in combination with Insignia SC. Test the product on a sample of the plant to be treated to ensure that injury will not occur prior to large-scale use. DO NOT use organosilicone-based adjuvants with Insignia SC because injury can result on certain ornamental species. Always test tank mixes on a small group of representative plants prior to broadscale use.

Restrictions and Limitations

- For outdoor uses, DO NOT apply more than a total of 13.37 pounds or 1.5 gallons of Insignia SC per acre per year.

- DO NOT apply to plants that show injury (leaf phytotoxicity or plant stunting) produced by prior pesticide applications.

- DO NOT use on crops intended for food or feed use.

- DO NOT apply by air to landscape ornamentals.

- DO NOT apply by air in New York State.

- DO NOT use in vegetables grown in greenhouses for crop production, or in vegetable production of transplants for outdoor use.

- DO NOT expose Wintercreeper (Euonymus vegetus) and Nine bark (Physocarpus opulifolius) to spray or drift containing Insignia SC, as injury can result (see Table 6. Plant Species NOT Tolerant to Insignia SC).

- DO NOT expose grapes of varieties Concord, Fredonia, Niagara, Noiret (NY73.0136.17), Rougeon, Steuben, and Worden to spray or drift containing Insignia SC, or injury can result.

- Be cautious when applying Insignia SC to impatiens (Impatiens spp.) and petunia (Petunia spp.) when flowering, as discoloration can occur.

- Resistance Management - To limit the potential for development of resistance, DO NOT make more than two (2) sequential applications of Insignia SC; then alternate to a labeled fungicide with a different mode of action.

Application Directions

Apply Insignia SC according to the rate, timing, resistance management and adjuvant use instructions in Table 3. Insignia SC Intrinsic brand fungicide Application Rates and Intervals on Ornamentals in Landscape Maintenance for Foliar and Crown Diseases in the label. Insignia SC can be applied by ground sprayer.

Foliar-directed and Crown-directed

Apply Insignia SC at use rates and intervals stated in Table 3. Under light-to-moderate disease pressure, use the lower rates on a 7-day interval or the higher rates on a 14-day interval. Under environmental conditions that promote severe disease development, use the higher rates on a 7-day interval. Apply Insignia SC as a broadcast or banded spray targeted at the foliage or crown of the plant.

Apply to runoff in sufficient water to ensure complete coverage of the target plant. Thorough coverage and wetting of foliage and crown of the plant is necessary for best control. Refer to Table 3 for specific use directions for control of specific diseases. Repeat applications at specified intervals (plus alternations for resistance management) for as long as required.

COMMENTS

Use preventively. Begin application when conditions are favorable for fungal infection, prior to or at the first disease symptom development.

Application Interval: 7 to 14 days

- The stated interval applies to conditions under which moderate-to-high disease pressure is expected. If conditions are unfavorable for infection, or if disease pressure is absent, the interval may be extended up to 28 days.

Restricted Entry Interval

12 hours