Every day you are forced to make important decisions that will ultimately affect the health of your turf, the quality of your golf course, and perhaps, the perception of you as a professional. Golf course superintendents are many things – agronomists, managers, mentors, and most importantly, stewards of the land they so passionately maintain.
The Regulatory Reality
Although our industry has taken an impressive lead in educating turf managers and advocating environmental responsibility; legislation at the local, provincial, and federal level continues to influence the products we have available to manage turfgrass pests and plant health. As public perception and misinformation on pesticides often dictate legislative decisions, we must remain diligent with our IPM tactics, be thorough with our reporting, and cognizant of ways to reduce our overall environmental impact in order to defend our freedom to operate.
Trilogy to The Rescue
TrilogyTM SC is a unique 3-way mode of action that was developed specifically for the Canadian turf industry to combat the wicked winter diseases we see in the North. Over the past 2 years, more diseases were added to the Trilogy label as several years of University research showed outstanding results on summer disease trials. Three active ingredients with broad-spectrum disease control plus Bayer’s StressGardTM Formulation Technology equals peace of mind for Canadian turf managers. But the impressive stats don’t stop there…
Trilogy’s flexible label offers class-leading disease control from 65 mL to 177 mL – but here’s the kicker, compared to other popular 2 and 3-way mixtures, Trilogy allows for a reduction in total active ingredient use of up to 77%. Another way to look at this is to use the handy EIQ calculator developed at Cornell University (nysipm.cornell.edu). For example, at the highly effective summer rate of 65 mL, Trilogy provides a whopping 86% reduction in EIQ compared to the widely used fungicide combo of propiconazole + chlorothalonil.
Our Work is Never Done
Bayer recognizes the pressure put on superintendents to reduce their environmental footprint, and while Trilogy continues to impress on golf courses throughout Canada, we remain dedicated to developing effective, sustainable innovation that makes both you and your turf look good.