01 August 2023, US: This fall, golf course superintendents will have an additional tool to help prevent snow mold with the launch of Tuque™ exoGEM™ fungicide from Syngenta. Developed with an advanced formulation, Tuque exoGEM is designed to quickly protect turf and last through winter weather extremes.
“Snow mold can delay spring opening if not properly prevented, so we’re excited for the reliable control Tuque exoGEM will bring superintendents,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager for Syngenta. “We have also included it as part of the GreenTrust® 365 Snow Mold Guarantee to give superintendents additional options for confidently preventing snow mold based on the needs of their courses.”
The new exoGEM formulation technology helps protect the active ingredients ― SOLATENOL® technology, an advanced SDHI in FRAC group 7, and fludioxonil, a contact fungicide in FRAC group 12 with translaminar activity ― from unpredictable weather conditions.
“The exoGEM formulation has been proven to increase the uptake, movement and retention of the active ingredients to significantly improve rainfastness and protect the plant quicker,” explained Andrew Coughlin, Ph.D., group leader of formulation and technology for Syngenta. “It also requires very minimal energy to resuspend after storage.”
While Tuque exoGEM provides strong snow mold control as a standalone product, it is also an excellent tank mix partner with other Syngenta fungicides, including Posterity® XT, Daconil WeatherStik® and Banner Maxx® II.
Superintendents can also use Tuque exoGEM for other diseases beyond snow mold. It is labeled for control of in-season turf diseases, including anthracnose, leaf spots and brown ring patch.
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