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Dacogreen WeatherShield “The Ultimate Chlorothalonil”

Some facts you may not be aware of in regards to chlorhthalonil in Australi:

In 1971 (some readers would remember this) Colin Campbell Chemicals introduced chlorothalonil named Daconil into the Australian turf market giving us over 45 years experience. From the initial formulation as a wettable powder, then into a SC (suspension concentrate) and now to the brand new WeatherShield formulation we have always continued research and development into chlorothalonil giving us insight into the working and benefits of this broad spectrum fungicide.

Dacogreen WeatherShield is an evolution of the original Dacogreen/Daconil (chlorothalonil) formulation that been the basis of broad spectrum disease control in the turf industry.

“WeatherShield Technology™”
Dacogreen WeatherShield is a superior surfactant technology.  This technology allows for:

● Improved sticking capability

● Smaller particle size (reduced from 3.5 to 2.5 micron) that spreads evenly for turf protection

● Improved rainfastness over the original Dacogreen 720

● Superior rainfastness over generic chlorothalonil formulations

Two trials were conducted on cucumbers to observe coverage and rainfastness of the following chlorothalanil based products:

  • Dacogreen 720 SC (original formulation)

  • Dacogreen 720 WeatherShield

  • Generic 1 chlorothalonil and

  • Generic 2 chlorothalonil

Cucumber leaves were chosen for the trial as product retention results could be measured more easily than turf leaves. Three replicates were performed for each product

Trial 1 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 1 hour after application. Note, that with this trial the leaves of the plants were not totally dry before rainfall occurred due to slow drying conditions.

Trial 2 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 24 hours after application.  In this instance the leaf of the plant was totally dry before rainfall occurred.

 


 

 

In both trials Dacogreen WeatherShield and Dacogreen original out performed Generic 1 and Generic 2 chlorothaolnil formulations easily for retention of product with more than double the retention. What this means is that using Dacogreen WeatherShield enables you to be confident that Dacogreen WeatherShield will still give you the results desired even with the onset of rain soon after application.

So next time choosing a chlorothalonil product for a broad spectrum disease control have a think about what you are getting and ask for DACOGREEN by Name

Dacogreen WeatherShield is registerd for use in Australia at the following rates

for:

Dollar spot,

13L-20L per hectare

Brown patch (rhizoctonia) 

13L-20L per hectare

Grey leaf spot control. 

24L per hectare

Always read the label before using any product.

Dacogreen is a registered trademark of Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd

For label and SDS see here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar Spot Options 2016

Just a quick post on dollar spot options as we are coming into more of a peak for dollar spot control with high humidity and heavy dews. February in Sydney is the most humid month of the year accordingSydney Humidity to BOM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Campbell’s we have many options for dollar spot control and a greater spectrum of FRAC (fungicide groups) than anyone else.

Here is a quick look at the options we have with FRAC next to it (click on each product for label & SDS link):

Also if you can utilise cultural controls as well your turf will be much better off. here are some tips to use over the next few months:

  • Remove dew daily (also before spraying contact fungicides especially)
  • Avoid drought stress
  • Maintain adequate nutrition especially N. Low N program increases dollar spot severity
  • Reduce shade and improve air circulation by either eliminating trees or cutting back branches
  • Dust greens on regular basis
  • Roll greens (start this process before onset of disease)
  • If seeding choose a cultivar that is less prone to dollar spot. Many new varieties have been developed over the past 10 year.
  • Clean equipment after use

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Cheers

Nadeem Zreikat

zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

Monstar Permit extended for 2016-2017

Just an updated that Monstar has received an extension as the old one was due to expire expired on the 30th September.

Registration to the APVMA has been submitted for the control of fairy ring and rhizoctonia (brown patch) and we are waiting approval which should be early next year.

In the meantime please download the new permit

The permit can be downloaded here

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For best management practices of Fairy ring fairy-ring-bmp-mar-2014

High to Extreme Disease Alert Sydney – December 2014

Wow after the driest spring on record and a very dry and hot November December has had a u-turn. high temps high rainfall. This is what I saw yesterday on the radar and on the road. Yes it did get worse after I got home (pic taken by passenger). The red on the radar meant very heavy rain.

 

Radar 3/12 Can't see a thing

 

UPDATED MY CLIMATE DISEASE PREDICTIVE MODEL APP (from livingturf.com.au) SHOWING EXTREME DISEASE ALERT FOR PYTHIUM IN SYDNEY

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As you can see tfrom Monday 1st pythium pressure increased dramatically and is still extreme to high. Recommendation is Proplant as Proplant works in all disease pressure conditions especially known and proven as a strong pythium fungicide

Overnight I was speaking to a few supers on twitter on how much rain they received. There was quite  a difference with western Sydney copping about 45mm of rain while the eastern suburbs only got around 8-18mm which is very surprising since they are the ones who always get a drenching.

What all this means is that disease pressure is very high to extreme (my climate app report) at the moment and will be staying high for the next few days at least. Having a preventative program is the best option however even the best prevention program needs a little fine tuning. Here at Campbell’s we have Proplant available for pythium and is on the of the best products on the market available due to its curative abilities and longest residual over nay other pythium product. Proplant has been a trusted fungicide by meany turf managers for over 10 years now. In our trial work we did with Proplant we compared it against a standard pythium fungicide and found that the standard gave only 7 days residual while Proplant even at both the low and high rates gave 28 days.

For more information see the brochure here Proplant Brochure

Also have a look at our guide to managing pythium not just from a chemical point of view but from a cultural view. Disease guide rhizo eri pythium 2014

Managing pythium is not just use fungicide but use every tool you have at your disposal and make observations on your turf. You need to take a holistic approach from mowing practices, watering practices and inputs you are using. See our guide to find out more.

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As always we do recommend a broad spectrum tank mix partner with Proplant (as its is specific to pythium only) as when we were anyalysing the samples in the trials we always found other diseases namely brown patch. So the options we have are:
So have a look at partnering Proplant with Ippon, 250GT, Protak, Monstar,

Again please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Nadeem

zreikat@campbellchemcials.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

Pig Dog Pigment Cleaner 2014

Do you have a spray unit that looks like this after using pigments or products formulated with a dye or pigment?

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At Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd we have developed a cleaner for this very issue call Pig Dog

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The photo above shows that the left side of the spray bar was treated with Pig Dog and the middle bar was not. this was achieved after 2 applications

Also here is a quick video of Pig Dog working its magic.

Click on the Campbell Turf You Tube Link to take you there

 http://youtu.be/yErjifDFFUU

This spray was used at label rates and left for 10 minutes. The spray unit was used regularly with dyes and pigments over the season. Thanks to Living Turf for allowing me to shoot the video here. Gavin gave the mud flap a spray and then quickly rubbed it off with a rag. A repeat application here would be necessary as it had not been cleaned before.

Using Pig Dog (extract from label) For full label and MSDS click on links below

1. Dilute Pig Dog 10mL per 1L water in a spray bottle
2. Area to be treated needs to be dry before application
3. Spray area to be treated with good coverage
4. Leave spray on for 5-10 minutes
5. Rinse area thoroughly with water
6. Wipe/dry down area treated with rags/towels/brushes etc
7. Repeat as necessary (Note- for stubborn and older concentrated stains more than 1 application will be required)

Restrictions
Do not apply to inside of spray tank unless tank is thoroughly washed out before using.
Do not apply to any sensitive areas of spray unit.

Pig Dog brochure November 2014

Pig Dog Pigment Cleaner is available in 250mL twin chamber bottle for easy to measure use:

Product pic low res

 

 

Filmstar- make your miticides fertilsiers and other chemicals work better

In Australia we all know how powerful the sun can be and we take appropriate measures to protect ourselves but what about the products we are putting out? There are quite a few chemicals, fertilsiers that breakdown quickly in UV light. To give an example bifenthrin (Our product is Biff) is known to break very quickly when exposed to sunlight hence why there is only a short residual. However if you use bifenthrin in pest control and out of direct sunlight the product can actually last up to 10 years.

Where Filmstar can help:

Filmstar Designed to control the life of pesticide products such as:
insecticides, miticdes, foliar fertilsiers and contact fungicides.

Filmstar can aid these products in 3 ways

1) STICKING:
FilmStar is a natural adhesive that minimises loss of product from irrigation, rain, and dew. FilmStar is made from the natural ingredient called pine resin. FilmStar forms a elastic film that encapsulates and holds the pesticide onto your target area.

2) SPREADER:
FilmStar helps the pesticide distribute evenly over the leaf surface.  Filmstar comes into its own with better ebing able to wet plants with a hairy or waxy surface

3) EXTEND:
FilmStar protects against UV light, as some chemicals especially contact fungicides and insecticides (for example Filmstar is excellent partner to miticides where they need to be kept on the leaf) break down in UV light. Using Filmstar at the 1.2L rate may aid in extending residual of these products.

FilmStar-21 is rainfast within 1-2 hours depending on weather conditions.

Best use of FilmStar-21
Add FilmStar to the spray tank as the last ingredient.
Pre mix Filmstar before adding to the spray tank in at lest 5L water. Warm water may be required in cooler weather conditions.
Add FilmStar to the spray tank as it is filling, with the agitator running.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Cleaning requirements
A tank cleaner is highly highly advisable  to use
Rinse tank, lines and nozzles with water immediately after spraying.
After rinsing, there may still be a small amount of sticky residue in the tank.

For a full label and MSDS of Filmstar see here

Filmstar Brochure

Any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me zreikat@campbellchemicals.com.au

 

Cheers

Nadeem

 

Dacogreen WeatherShield- superior sticking capabilities – October 2013

In 1971 Colin Campbell Chemicals introduced chlorothalonil into the Australian turf market giving us over 38 years experience. From the initial formulation as a wettable powder, then into a SC (suspension concentrate) and now to the brand new WeatherShield formulation we have always continued research and development into chlorothalonil giving us insight into the working and benefits of this broad spectrum fungicide.

Dacogreen WeatherShield is an evolution of the original Dacogreen (chlorothalonil) formulation that been the basis of broad spectrum disease control in the turf industry.

“WeatherShield Technology™”
Dacogreen WeatherShield is a superior surfactant technology.  This technology allows for:

● Improved sticking capability

● Smaller particle size (reduced from 3.5 to 2.5 micron) that spreads evenly for turf protection 

● Improved rainfastness over the original Dacogreen 720

● Superior rainfastness over generic chlorothalonil formulations

 

Two trials were conducted on cucumbers to observe coverage and rainfastness of the following chlorothalanil based products:

  • Dacogreen 720 SC (original formulation)
  • Dacogreen 720 WeatherShield
  • Generic 1 chlorothalonil and 
  • Generic 2 chlorothalonil


Cucumber leaves were chosen for the trial as product retention results could be measured more easily than turf leaves. Three replicates were performed for each product

Trial 1 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 1 hour after application. Note, that with this trial the leaves of the plants were not totally dry before rainfall occurred due to slow drying conditions.

 

Trial 2 measured the retention of chlorothalonil after simulated rainfall of 40mm of rain over a 2 hour period 24 hours after application.  In this instance the leaf of the plant was totally dry before rainfall occurred.

 


 

 

 

In both trials Dacogreen WeatherShield and Dacogreen original out performed Generic 1 and Generic 2 chlorothaolnil formulations easily for retention of product with more than double the retention. What this means is that using Dacogreen WeatherShield enables you to be confident that Dacogreen WeatherShield will still give you the results desired even with the onset of rain soon after application.

 

So next time choosing a chlorothalonil product for a broad spectrum disease control have a think about what you are getting.

 

Dacogreen WeatherShield is registerd for use in Australia at the following rates 

for 

 

Dollar spot,

13L-20L per hectare

 

Brown patch (rhizoctonia) 

13L-20L per hectare

 

Grey leaf spot control. 

24L per hectare

 

Always read the label before using any product.

Dacogreen is a registered trademark of Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd