05 Aug How to Use Heritage for Lawn Disease Control
How to Use Heritage G for Lawn Disease Control
There are many great things about having your own lawn to cookout and play on—but having a lawn disease isn’t one of them. Heritage G Fungicide is an effective fungicide that can be used to prevent and cure many of the most common turfgrass diseases where other store bought fungicides seem to fail. It will also work great if you are growing grass in shady areas. Read below to learn more about Heritage G works and how to properly apply it at home.
Heritage G Fungicide Product Overview
Manufactured by Syngenta, Heritage has a popular brand name with a variety of products sold under it including Heritage G Fungicide sold in 10 and 30 pound bags, a one pound bottle for less severe problems and Heritage TL, which contains a higher percentage of the active ingredient, Azoxystrobin, and is sold in a liquid form for increased effectiveness (and a more expensive price). Homeowners flock towards Heritage G sold in the 10 and 30 pound bags as it provides a large amount of product for a reasonable price. This broad-spectrum fungicide prevents and cures many various turfgrass diseases with control that lasts up to 28 days. The granular variety contains 0.31% Azoxystrobin, which is more than enough for most home lawn diseases. Heritage is a systemic, strobilurin fungicide that continues to rise up to the top of the plant for long lasting effectiveness. This can be a mouthful of professional terms that not everyone understands.
First off, there are two main categories of fungicides you will find in any lawn and garden or hardware store: systemic and contact fungicides. A contact fungicide, as its name implies, is a fungicide that kills fungus upon contact and lasts for about seven to ten days. A systemic fungicide serves as a penetrant—it’s absorbed into the system of the plant—and can be used to suppress the fungus after infection. A strobilurin is a family of fungicides that acts to inhibit fungal respiration, and therefore the fungus’s ability to live. In layman’s terms, Heritage G will attack the fungus’s system by absorbing into the fungus, stopping the fungus’s growth and killing it. A great thing about Heritage is that pets and children can go back and play on the area after it has been applied. It may also be used during the establishment of turfgrass from seed or in the overseeding or dormant turfgrass. To understand more about the various different types of fungicides, check out Lawn Disease Control Strategies.
Turfgrass Diseases Controlled with Heritage
Heritage G offers control of over 20 turfgrass diseases for up to 28 day intervals with both preventative and curative properties. It can be difficult to know the exact disease your turfgrass may have, but Heritage G will more than likely help with treatment. Heritage G offers control over these listed turfgrass diseases:
- Brown Patch
- Cool Weather Brown Patch
- Fair Ring
- Fusarium Patch
- Gray Leaf Spot
- Gray Snow Mold
- Leaf Blight
- Leaf Rust
- Leaf Spot
- Necrotic Ring Spot
- Pink Patch
- Pink Snow Mold
- Powdery Mildew
- Pythium Blight
- Pythium Root Rot
- Red Thread
- Rhizoctonia Large Patch
- Sheath Blight
- Southern Blight
- Stem Rust
- Stripe Rust
- Summer Patch
- Take-All Patch
- Typhula Blight
- Yellow Patch
- Zoysia Patch
For more information on different types of lawn diseases, read Identifying Common Lawn Diseases.
Pictured above from left to right: brown patch, dollar spot, gray leaf spot, large patch and snow mold.
How to Use Heritage G Fungicide
Heritage G Fungicide is a preventative and curative fungicide that takes care of a large variety of diseases listed in the above section and in the product label. Heritage’s application rates mostly range from two to four pounds per 1,000 sq. ft. A 10 pound bag will cover between 2,500–5,000 sq. ft. and a 30 pound bag will cover between 7,500–15,000 sq. ft. depending on the disease you are treating and how severe the disease is. It can be applied with any type of spreader equipment commonly used for making ground applications. Measure the length and width of the area to be treated before application. Length x width = sq. ft. For example, an area that is 20 feet wide and 25 feet long, the sq. ft. is 500 sq. ft.
Although the product label states that many applications should be made before the turfgrass disease appears, Heritage G Fungicide is both a preventative and curative fungicide. Read the product label below for more detailed application instructions. Application instructions for homeowners begins on the 10th page of the document.
Heritage is commonly used in lawns around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings as well as turf areas of parks, recreational areas, athletic fields and golf course turf. Read the product label thoroughly before applying. Do not use more than 37 pounds of this product per 1,000 sq. ft. a year.
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