BASF launches new fungicides for U.S. turf markets

By |  July 12, 2019 0 Comments

BASF launched two new fungicides for the turf market. Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide feature the new Revysol active ingredient and provide broad-spectrum control on diseases such as dollar spot, anthracnose and spring dead spot.

This chemistry is designated a reduced risk candidate by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide also delivers plant health benefits supporting turf to handle the toughest pressures. Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide are isopropanol-azoles, a chemistry that ensures binding capacity and adaptability through its molecule flexibility. This offers control on plant pathogen strains that are insensitive to DMIs.

“With Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, turf professionals have two powerful new tools for their rotational programs,” said Brian Thompson, U.S. marketing manager, golf and lawncare, professional & specialty solutions, BASF.

Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicides help provide effective and longer-lasting control of turfgrass diseases, like anthracnose, fairy ring, spring dead spot and dollar spot. They deliver activity regardless of temperature at application, all season long.

Jim Kerns, Ph.D., associate professor and extension specialist of turfgrass pathology, NC State University, has been working with the two new products for over five years applying them to research trials throughout North Carolina. “We applied Maxtima fungicide to creeping bentgrass and ultradwarf bermudagrass greens during periods of the year where other DMIs are usually phytotoxic, but we had not observed any phyto damage,” Kerns said.

Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide may not be registered for sale or use in all states. Please check with your state or local Extension service.

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