Preventing Summer Patch with Pillar G or otherproducts

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by oqueoque, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,492

    I am looking to apply granular fungicides to prevent Summer Patch. I am not able to find Headway G and a distributor recommended Pillar G. Does anyone have experience with Pillar G or any other suggestions.
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  2. Mr.Roberts

    Mr.Roberts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Pillar G is a combination of Trinity and insignia fungicides. Mid grade, better than daconil. Works well on early and mild fungus.
  3. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,988

    No sure on modes of action but think granular would be a better preventer assuming it gets watered in properly.

    I really only get about 30 days of prevention in most cases unless conditions and history are bad.
  4. Mr.Roberts

    Mr.Roberts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Nothing works more than 30 days.
  5. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,253

    Trying to get rid of patch diseases can be sometimes futile and almost always an expensive proces. Better to rese d those areas with a variety of grass that is not so susceptible to those diseases.
  6. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,054

    Heritage G is pretty good. I agree with others, going to the 28 day mark usually gets you behind the 8 ball. Seems to me 21-maybe 24 days at best.

    I hate summer patch,brown patch.
  7. oqueoque

    oqueoque LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Jersey
    Messages: 3,492

    I ended up getting & using the Headway G and rotating that with Cleary's 3336. Using one every 30 days starting when conditions were appraoching favorable for Summer patch. Some things that can be also done to reduce the risk is to lower the ph as much as possible, and others have shown through studies that applications of Manganese can reduce the chance of the disease outbreak.

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