1 What does the new label for Briskway® fungicide mean for superintendents?
The single use and annual maximum rates for Briskway fungicide have both increased with the amended label. The maximum single use rate increased from 0.725 fl. oz./1,000 ft2 to 1.2 fl. oz./1,000 ft2, and the annual maximum rate went from 1.5 fl. oz./1,000 ft2 to 3.6 fl. oz./1,000 ft2 for all labeled diseases. Additionally, superintendents can now use Briskway for up to seven applications per year at 0.5 fl. oz./1,000 ft2. This rate allows for even greater efficacy for curative apps for diseases like fairy ring, and increased intervals as well. Superintendents now have the flexibility to use Briskway beyond summer applications throughout the season. The amended label also includes bermudagrass decline/take-all root rot.
2 Beyond the obvious, what are the benefits of a DMI with no heat restrictions?
The DMI fungicides are extremely valuable tools, but their use is often limited by their potential to injure turf under stress. But with a cooling DMI like Briskway, which has been proven in the turf market since 2012, superintendents have the comfort of knowing they can use maximum rates under high-stress conditions without concerns about phytotoxicity or growth regulation. Most other DMI-containing products have label restrictions about applying during heat or other stress, but Briskway does not.
3 What benefits does azoxystrobin offer superintendents?
The primary benefit is industry-leading, broad-spectrum control. In addition, azoxystrobin is absorbed through leaf blades and roots, which provides long-lasting systemic protection. It has shown to increase plant performance by improving leaf color and retention, enhancing photosynthesis and root development, and improving plant vigor and turf quality. The additional benefits are due to positive effects on plant physiology, which can vary according to plant species and growing environment.
4 What are the leading benefits for Briskway in cool-season turf?
With these rate increases, superintendents can now rely on Briskway more frequently through hot, stressful summer conditions when they need safe and effective disease control. With its broad-spectrum activity on key cool-season turf diseases like anthracnose, brown patch, summer patch, fairy ring, and dollar spot, Briskway can now be a core component of a preventive program. It can also be used for curative applications as needed.
5 What are the leading benefits for Briskway in warm-season turf?
Briskway is a great option for bermudagrass putting greens, which can be very sensitive to growth-regulating DMIs during certain times of year. Briskway provides excellent control of mini-ring (Rhizoctonia zeae) and fairy ring, so is used most often during the summer to prevent these diseases. Increased rates of Briskway also bring enhanced control of take-all root rot, and faster curative fairy ring activity, adding a much needed option to help combat these chronic disease.
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