Jun21TueJune 21, 2016
Good products have staying power. This holds true for a fungicide like
iprodione that is going on 37 years in the Canadian turf industry – because
In the early years, Rovral® WP made its debut as a new ‘contact acting’
fungicide that targeted many foliar diseases including dollar spot,
Fusarium, and brown patch. Several years later, a new and improved
version known as Rovral Green® was launched in Canada which allowed
for easier application as a liquid formulation. In 2003, the evolution
continued with Rovral Green® GT, an even more improved formulation for
greater disease knockdown activity. Although iprodione has continually
been enhanced over the years, only now has this “good” fungicide become
great – Introducing Interface STRESSGARD.
Broader Spectrum, Better Control
Interface STRESSGARDTM combines the contact acting disease control
of iprodione with the mesostemic spectrum activity of trifloxystrobin.
This combination not only controls a broader spectrum of diseases;
it consistently provides greater longevity of control than a stand-alone
iprodione fungicide, often times using less overall active ingredient.
The flexible label of Interface STRESSGARD (95 – 160 mL) allows
superintendents to choose application rates based on environmental
conditions, disease prevalence, and desired length of control. This flexibility
is important when designing programs for different areas of the golf course
like greens, tees, and fairways, which allows for a more integrated pest
The StressgardTM Advantage
Of course, the addition of trifloxystrobin accounts for added disease
control, but the real point of differentiation in Interface is the incorporation
of Bayer’s turf specific co-formulants, collectively known as StressgardTM
Formulation Technology (SFT). Decades worth of research have gone
into optimizing Bayer’s active ingredients with SFT – everything from
summer stress mitigation, selective UV radiation management, improved
photosynthesis, turf quality, and expedited spring green-up after winter.
Interface STRESSGARD should serve as the cornerstone of any fungicide
program - spring, summer, or fall.
Now that’s intelligent design!