Golf course superintendents in California now have access to Velista, a solution for controlling key turf diseases – anthracnose, fairy ring and rapid blight – and others. It is ideal for cleaning up diseases during transition times from spring to summer and fall to winter on all turf types. The flexibility of Velista allows for application to greens, fairways, collars and the rough.

“With Velista, there is now a broad-spectrum SDHI on the market that superintendents can use to control key diseases they face throughout the year,” said Howard Jaekle, fungicide brand manager, Syngenta Turf and Landscape. “Velista offers excellent turf safety as well as a new tool to help manage anthracnose, fairy ring, rapid blight, large patch and other diseases as part of their agronomic program.”

Velista is a water-dispersible granular (WDG) formulation and mixes well with tank partners such as Daconil Action or Secure brand fungicides to provide overall disease protection. Its active ingredient, penthiopyrad, features a differentiating mode of action and is in Fungicide Resistance Action Committee (FRAC) group 7. Additionally, when used in rotation with Briskway fungicide, Velista provides control of summer stress diseases on greens when temperatures transition from warm to hot.

“With the addition of Velista to the Syngenta portfolio, Syngenta is able to provide superintendents with a complete fungicide program,” said Tripp Trotter, head of marketing, Syngenta Turf and Landscape. “The results that I have seen with this second-generation SDHI control on a variety of diseases is truly outstanding.”

View the technical bulletin describing the advantages of applying this new chemistry to turf for more information.