New Tool Available to Optimize Disease Management Programs in Turfgrass
CALGARY, AB — Valent Canada, Inc. and Nufarm Agriculture Inc. in conjunction with our U.S. colleagues are pleased to announce today that Pinpoint™ Fungicide has been registered in Canada and the U.S. as a new tool for controlling dollar spot in turfgrass. Pinpoint optimizes disease management programs for golf course superintendents by providing consistent turf quality throughout the season while helping combat dollar spot resistance.
The active ingredient in Pinpoint is mandestrobin, a new strobilurin (Qol) fungicide that specifically controls dollar spot. Pinpoint is highly effective against dollar spot on turf, and also provides control of brown patch, fairy ring, take-all patch and suppression of rust.
“Pinpoint offers control on a variety of turf diseases but its strength is offering unique and targeted activity against dollar spot,” said Sabrina Bladon, Eastern Marketing Manager at Nufarm Agriculture. “Pinpoint fits multiple spray programs from early season through late season whenever dollar spot control is needed.”
Pinpoint, developed by Valent in conjunction with Nufarm, has been under field development with numerous researchers since 2006 in both the U.S. and Canada. When compared to industry standard fungicides in trials, Pinpoint has demonstrated consistent and outstanding performance in controlling dollar spot.
“We’re excited to be able to supply superintendents with an additional tool to help them keep their greens and fairways healthy and dollar spot free,” said Jason Fausey, Director of Technical Services, Turf & Ornamentals for Nufarm. “Pinpoint provides powerful dollar spot control, provides excellent turf safety, and enhances the stewardship of disease resistance management programs.”
Pinpoint is labeled for use on turf and lawn sites including: golf courses, lawns and landscape areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas, athletic fields and sod farms.
Pinpoint is a member of FRAC Group 11 and is best used preventively in a rotation program. It provides an additional management option for dollar spot and an excellent rotation partner for other classes of chemistry such as SDHI (Spectrum Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors) fungicides, helping to optimize all the tools available in a comprehensive disease resistance management program.
Pinpoint is available exclusively through Nufarm in Canada and the U.S.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. and Valent Canada, Inc. are committed to bringing new and unique solutions to the Canadian turfgrass industry. Nufarm also markets Arena® 50 WG Insecticide, Tourney® Fungicide, Trillion® Turf Herbicide and Velocity® SP Herbicide in Canada.
About Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
Nufarm Agriculture Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a leading manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm has one of the broadest and fastest growing portfolios which are comprised of proprietary and off-patent branded products. Nufarm products are made to suit the diverse Canadian growing conditions. For more information please call our Product Information Line at 1-800-868-5444 or visit our website at http://www.nufarm.ca.
About Valent Canada, Inc.
Valent Canada, Inc. develops products in Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Since 2007, Valent Canada, Inc. has worked in tandem with other North American affiliates of parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited to commercialize products for Canadian farmers. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.valent.ca.
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Eastern Marketing Manager
Nufarm Agriculture Inc.
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Tourney®, Arena® and Velocity® are registered trademarks of Valent U.S.A. Corporation.
Pinpoint is a trademark of Valent U.S.A. Corporation.
Trillion® are registered trademarks of Nufarm Agriculture Inc.