Apr. 26, 2021
Mural® fungicide from Syngenta has been registered for use in California, offering greenhouse and nursery growers in the state a powerful new tool to control more than 50 ornamental diseases.
Mural is powered by Solatenol® technology, an advanced generation succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI), and azoxystrobin, a broad-spectrum strobilurin fungicide for control of a wide variety of ornamental diseases. Together, they provide both translaminar and systemic activity as a drench or foliar application.
“The registration of Mural gives California growers access to a broad-spectrum fungicide that helps protect against more than 50 key ornamental foliar, stem and root ornamental diseases from propagation to finish,” said Carson Cashwell, ornamentals market manager at Syngenta. “With two active ingredients, it is a powerful fungicide for greenhouse and nursery growers looking to diversify their rotation programs.”
Mural is labeled to control diseases such as Botrytis, Rhizoctonia, leaf spots, rusts and powdery mildew. With low use rates and the ability to be applied as a spray or drench, it’s a flexible and reliable choice for use in greenhouses, shade and lath houses, and retail nurseries, as well as in outdoor nursery production. It can also be used on vegetable transplants grown for consumers.
As a foliar spray, Mural penetrates the plant leaves and stem and moves systemically in the tissue, protecting areas that may have been missed. As a drench, it moves systemically into the roots and upwards, protecting both existing foliage and new growth.
Mural has also been found to provide observable plant-health benefits, enhancing plant growth and development.
“Azoxystrobin affects physiological processes within plants, lowering rates of transpiration, reducing ethylene production and improving photosynthesis efficiency,” said Dean Mosdell, Ph.D., technical services manager at Syngenta. “This can result in stronger roots during propagation, a critical time in production.”
To help mitigate disease resistance, Syngenta offers agronomic programs that strategically rotate Mural with other trusted products to properly prevent and treat ornamental diseases.
For trial data and more information about Mural, visit GreenCastOnline.com/Mural.
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