Fall application of Segway® controls Pythium seedling damping off and root dysfunction.

In autumn, the soil-borne pathogen Pythium infects seeds, seedlings (Pythium damping off) and established turf in greens, tees and fairways (root dysfunction). An autumn application of Segway fungicide with its own unique mode of action and FRAC designation 21 provides unsurpassed preventative and curative Pythium control. This unique fungicide is an important product to have in your fungicide program rotation to minimize resistance. By inhibiting ALL stages of Pythium’s life cycle, Segway helps ensure vigorous turf growth, turf density and spring turf establishment. Seedling damping off: Overseeding and renovating greens, tees and fairways during the autumn is an optimum time to recover turf density damaged by summer season-induced stresses. However, autumn turf seed germination and growth may be slowed by soil-borne Pythium. Pythium zoospores and mycelium infect seeds and seedlings leading to seed decay and wilted, chlorotic seedlings, which could result in seedling death. This severe disease can delay or even prevent robust turf growth and density. Segway application for seedling damping off: Apply 0.45 oz per 1,000 square feet with 2-5 gallons of water volume In severe disease-growing conditions, apply 0.9 oz per 1,000 square feet Reapply in 14 days Root dysfunction: A Pythium pathogen complex infects turf roots in the fall, winter and spring when soil temperatures average between 50°F – 75°F. The soil-borne pathogen complex colonizes on roots and inhibits the root’s ability to absorb water and nutrients affecting turf health and vigor. As soil temperatures reach 85°F root die-back occurs and plant health declines. Symptoms can mimic drought stress. Segway application for root dysfunction: Apply when soil temperature averages between 50°F – 75°F Apply 0.9...