New Instrata wins IOG Innovation Award

Mark Sandersonin Industry News

Simon Elsworth + Alex Milar - IOG Award mr.jpgThe exciting new Syngenta turf fungicide, Instrata, has won the Institute of Groundsmanship Innovation Award at this week's Scotsturf event in Edinburgh (5-6 November 2008).

The Award, for the best new fertiliser and pesticide product, recognised Instrata as a significant step forward in helping groundsmen tackle difficult turf diseases and maintain high quality playing surfaces all year round. Instrata contains the exceptional long-lasting residual control of fludioxonil - the first new contact active ingredient for turf diseases control for over 20 years.

Additionally, the complementary three-way mix of new fludioxonil with the proven propiconazole and chlorothalonil, targets disease at every stage of the life-cycle and gives both contact and systemic activity in the plant.

Receiving the Award from IOG Chairman, Alex Millar, Syngenta Professional Products Manager, Simon Elsworth, said: "Instrata is a genuinely innovative new fungicide, with properties of immense value to turf managers. New fludioxonil protects on the leaf, in the thatch and at the soil surface, giving outstanding efficacy and making it especially useful in high disease pressure situations at any time of the year."

The unique three-way mode of action of Instrata gives powerful protection from disease infection, plus essential curative and eradicant activity if disease symptoms have already broken out. Furthermore, including two multi-site contact active ingredients has significantly reduced the risk of fungicide resistance developing.

The fungicide has a broad-spectrum of activity, with full label approval for the control of:
· Fusarium Patch
· Anthracnose
· Dollar Spot
· Brown Patch

Instrata is the latest new turf fungicide from the intensive Syngenta turf research and development programme, and has successfully undergone the rigorous safety, environmental and efficacy evaluation for UK registration, with all the components now registered and approved for the EU Annex 1 listing.

Instrata will be available from early 2009.

For further Press Information please contact:
Simon Barnaby
Syngenta Crop Protection
Tel: 01223 883441

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