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Fongarid 250 WP systemic fungicide from Syngenta

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Fongarid 250 WP, available from Syngenta , is a systemic fungicide with protective and curative properties.

Uses:
Fongarid 250 WP is effective against Damping Off and Root Rot diseases caused by Pythium and Phytophthora fungi, which inhabit the soil and infect many ornamental flowers, shrubs and trees.

Soil-borne diseases:

Pythium and Phytophthora
Potting soil should be first treated using steam sterilisation procedures. After sterilisation treat potting soil with Fongarid 250 WP before plant or repotting. Follow up with 2 soil drench treatments at 8 to 12 week intervals.

For control of soil-borne diseases, it is essential that Fongarid 250 WP is evenly distributed in the root zone of treated plants. This can be achieved by mixing with the soil or watering in.

Fongarid 250 WP can give approximately 6 to 10 weeks protection from soil-borne disease attack, depending on the rate applied, soil type and cultural practice.

Plants already infected may recover following treatment with Fongarid 250 WP, provided the roots and vascular system are not already too severely damaged.

Important:

  • Fongarid 250 WP has caused injury to some species of Banksia, Grevillea, ornamental stone fruit and Chinese Fire Fern and should not be applied to these species. Tolerance of plants to this product appears to be greater in heavy soils than in light soils.
  • While Fongarid 250 WP will control Pythium and Phytophthora it is not effective against other soil-borne diseases such as Rhizoctonia, Botrytis and Fusarium. Appropriate treatments for the control of these diseases must therefore be made.

Mixing:
Add the required amount of Fongarid 250 WP directly to water and keep in suspension by regular agitation.

Compatibility:
Fongarid 250 WP should not be mixed with any other chemicals.

Fungicide resistance warning:
Fongarid 250 WP systemic fungicide is a member of the phenylamide group of fungicides. For fungicide resistance management Fongarid is a Group D fungicide.

Some naturally occurring individual fungi resistant to Fongarid and other Group D fungicides may exist through normal genetic variability in any fungal population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the fungi population if these fungicides are used repeatedly.

These resistant fungi will not be controlled by Fongarid and other Group D fungicides, thus resulting in a reduction in efficacy and possible yield loss.

Since the occurrence of resistant fungi is difficult to detect prior to use, Syngenta Crop Protection accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Fongarid to control resistant fungi.

Protection of wildlife, fish, crustacea and environment
Do not contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers

Storage and disposal
Store Fongarid 250 WP in the closed, original container in a dry, cool and well ventilated area, out of direct sunlight. Rinse containers before disposal.

Add rinsing to spray tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. Dispose of at a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

Safety directions
Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Do not inhale dust or spray mist. If product or spray falls on to the skin, immediately wash the area with soap and water. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water.

First aid
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre.

Material Safety Data Sheet
If additional hazard information is required, refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Manufacturer’s warranty and exclusion of liability
Syngenta has no control over storage, handling and manner of use of this product. Where this material is not stored, handled or used correctly and in accordance with directions, no express or implied representations or warranties concerning this product (other than non-excludable statutory warranties) will apply. Syngenta accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from incorrect storage, handling or use.

Directions for use:

Situation (ornamentals)

  • Bedding Plants
  • Seedbeds
  • Seedling Boxes
  • Shrubs

Disease

  • Damping Off
  • Root Rots
  • Collar Rots caused by Pythium spp and Phytophthora spp

Rate/ha

  • 100g/m³ soil or 100g/100L water use 2 to 4L/m² soil

Critical comments

  • Thoroughly mix with dry soil before planting. Apply to soil surface immediately before or shortly after planting, or as required on established shrubs. Water in thoroughly.

Situation (ornamentals)

  • Cutting Beds, Boxes

Disease

  • Damping Off
  • Root Rots
  • Collar Rots caused by Pythium spp and Phytophthora spp

Rate/ha

  • 100 or 200g/m³ soil or 100g/100L water Use 4 to 5L/m² soil

Critical Comments

  • Thoroughly mix with soil shortly before planting. Use the higher rate for Rhododendrons, Ericas or for heavier potting mixtures.
  • Apply to soil surface immediately before planting or when disease first noted. Water in thoroughly to ensure chemical is evenly distributed in root zone.

Situation (Ornamentals)

  • Field, Glasshouse and Greenhouse Beds

Disease

  • Damping Off
  • Root Rots
  • Collar Rots caused by Pythium spp and Phytophthora spp

Rate/ha

  • 4 or 8g/m² in a convenient amount of water 200g/100L water

Critical comments

  • Apply the 4g rate to soil surface before planting and incorporate mechanically to 10 to 20cm or water in thoroughly. Use the 8g rate for deep (15 to 20cm) incorporation. Where soils has a high level of organic matter, use 8 g/m² and incorporate to 15cm.

Situation (Ornamentals)

  • Soil for Potted
  • Plants

Disease

  • Damping Off
  • Root Rots
  • Collar Rots caused by Pythium spp and Phytophthora spp

Rate/ha

  • Use 50 to 100L drench/m³ potting mix

Critical comments

  • Use the higher rate for dry mixtures or on heavier potting mixtures. 1L of drench is sufficient for 50 pots 80mm in diameter, 30 pots 100mm in diameter, 12 pots 150mm in diameter, or 4 pots 200mm in diameter.
  • Not to be used for any purpose, or in any manner, contrary to this label unless authorised under appropriate legislation

Withholding period:

  • Not required when used as directed

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