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A preventative application of strobilurin fungicide ‘Scorpio®' in September 2005 has already given a West Yorkshire golf club nearly nine months protection against fusarium, with still no signs of the disease appearing.
Woodhall Hill Golf Club applied the Bayer Environmental Science product to all greens at the 100-year-old parkland course at the rate of just 700 grams per hectare, delivered via boom spraying.

Head Greenkeeper at Woodhall Hill, David Bedford says he is amazed at the length of control Scorpio® is giving. "By now we usually have had to treat some occurrence of fusarium, usually using Chipco® Green, but we have seen absolutely nothing, not even when top-dressing." Bedford now plans to re-apply Scorpio® this autumn, in anticipation of a further fusarium-free summer.

Steve Hardwick of distributors, Aitken Sportsturf Ltd, the company that supplied Scorpio®,believes that the products efficacy and low dosage rate, together with its novel new packaging designed to provide accurate measuring and eliminate operator handling of the fungicide, makes the product very attractive to contractors, green keepers and other end users.

[ last update: Thursday, August 21, 2008 ]