Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has officially launched Signature Xtra Stressgard – a formulation with new Stressgard Formulation Technology components and an optimized active ingredient that delivers improved disease control, plant health performance and application flexibility for superintendents.

Signature Xtra Stressgard is designed to help superintendents achieve improved playability and excellent turf health and disease control – with protection from biotic and abiotic stresses, improved aerification recovery, winter recovery and early spring green-up – even in the toughest weather conditions.

“At Bayer, we know superintendents face countless biotic and abiotic stresses as they work to maintain pristine turfgrass, particularly on greens,” said Mike Hirvela, fungicide product manager for the professional turf and ornamentals business at Bayer. “That’s why we’re pleased to be able to enhance one of the leading products on the market and give superintendents a new tool to manage stressors with more flexiblility than ever before. Signature Xtra Stressgard allows superintendents to unlock turf’s maximum potential and provides the ultimate reliability and peace of mind they’ve come to expect from Bayer solutions.”

Signature Xtra Stressgard offers:

  • Updated label language, outlining improved disease control and added plant health benefits, including: the alleviation of both abiotic and biotic stresses, antioxidant properties leading to oxidative stress protection, enhanced root growth, wilt protection, mitigation and recovery from wear stress as well as improved turf color, quality and density.
  • A 25 percent reduction in the active ingredient (AI) rate from other Bayer Signature products. The reduction in AI allows for the optimization of physiological plant processes and the natural growth of the turfgrass plant itself.
  • An improved flexible rate structure, customizable for 7-, 14- and 21-day application intervals.
  • New packaging, available in 4 x 5.5 lb bottle/case to help optimize usability and storage.