Microdochium preventative tank mixes:
Microdochium curative tank mixes:
Anthracnose prevention: – Research suggests that light and frequent top dressing can build protection around the crown of the plant to help prevent serious damage from anthracnose infection. There is also evidence that increasing the potassium content of the leaf tissue significantly reduces anthracnose development. STRI trials showed a significant reduction in disease when Sustane 5-2-4 was applied before the onset of summer stress. Use a combination of cultural top dressing practices combined with the use of targeted low salt fertilisers like Sustane 5-2-4 and Pot Carb Max 0-0-25 to prevent disease developing. Good quality biostimulants such as Essential Plus will always be beneficial in reducing stress which is a big factor in anthracnose development.
Anthracnose preventative mixes:
Essential Plus has been found to be highly effective in reducing stress and disease symptoms all year round under UK conditions. Use as part of a programme all year round to boost soil microbial populations, feed beneficial fungi and increase the competitiveness of perennial grass species. Field trials have also shown that nematode stress symptoms can be alleviated very quickly with a targeted application of Essential Plus, leading to greener turf and stimulated root growth in as little as one week. Essential Plus is not a nematicide – it improves plant and soil health to create conditions of very low plant stress which enable the plant to naturally fight off pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes.
Leaf Spot Curative mix:
Leaf Spot is associated with leaf wetness and humid atmosphere and is often a problem in stadia where heavy shade and lack of air movement heightens disease pressure. X-Xtra Iron helps prevent injury through a combination of pH reduction and ‘drying’ the leaf to reduce further spread of infection.
These recommendations are produced in good faith as a guide only. Always read the product label before tank-mixing. It is good practice to jar test any tank mix when used for the first time to ensure it is suitable for your individual circumstances. When a product is used in a mixture not specifically recommended by the product manufacturer, it is at the user’s risk. Please speak to your Regional AGS Technical Sales Manager to ensure you are using the best products for your situation.