Heritage Fungicide - Opinions Please

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by pglover19, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. pglover19

    pglover19 LawnSite Member
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    I have acquired (was given to me) a 1 lb bottle of Heritage fungicide. The label on the bottle indicates that Zeneca Professional Products is the manufacturer. After doing some research on the internet, Syngenta Professional Products is the new company. My tall turf fescue has brown spots every year around July and I am looking to apply a preventative fungicide down right now.

    Questions:
    1. How expensive is this product?
    2. Can this product be used as a preventative as well as a curative?
    3. How long does the product last before reapplying?
    4. Can this product be used in a backpack sprayer?
    5. How can it be applied on the entire lawn (my lawn is 24,000 sq. ft.)?
    6. Is this product better than Bayleton?
    7. What is the application rate?
    8. What is the shelf life of this product? Is there an expiration date on the bottle for this product?

    Thanks
     
  2. MnLefty

    MnLefty LawnSite Senior Member
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    See answers above
     
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Agree with all of the above with a stipulation. Heritage is Azoxystrobin which is known to be prone to resistance issues if over applied. Resistance management practices include using Heritage preventively and rotation &/or tank mixing with a non-resistant fungicide where appropriate.

    Outstanding fungicide otherwise. Much better than Bayleton in most cases.

    Here's the current label for what you have:

    http://www.cdms.net/LDat/ld61T010.pdf

    Agency price is $394/lb. Normal rate is 1 lb per acre.
     
  4. vegomatic40

    vegomatic40 LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is "lights out" on Rhiz. Brown Patch on Fescue. I've seen no resistance so far but as Tremor said I use a rotation program with other fungicides. Very pricy but worth it for the right client.
     
  5. MnLefty

    MnLefty LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 367

    Good point Tremor. The resistance issue didn't even cross my mind, as this seemed to me like a one time "I've got this stuff, what can I use it for" situation.

    Lots of golf courses out there that have "used up" Heritage...
     
  6. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,373

    That is what was used on the infield grass at Comerica Park when I worked there in '00 and '01. Imagine the rigors of a turf fungicide that gets applied to turf that gets tarped over if rain is in the forecast. Heritage is the gold standard.
     

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