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Heritage® G Fungicide Receives EPA Registration for Use on Lawns, Golf Courses and Other Turf Sites

Heritage® G fungicide from Syngenta Professional Products has received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on turf, including golf courses, sod farms, athletic fields, residential lawns, commercial lawns, and others. Heritage G, featuring the carrier DG-Lite™, is a systemic strobilurin fungicide in a granular formulation that controls more than 21 diseases during a 28-day window.
Heritage G has been tested and proven effective against many turf diseases, including brown patch, red thread, Pythium, Anthracnose, gray leaf spot, snow mold, take-all patch, leaf spot, summer patch and necrotic ring spot. The fungicide has the same efficacy as the sprayable versions, Heritage WG and Heritage TL.
“With the introduction of Heritage G, Syngenta fulfills a need for end-users to have a high performance granular option in their fungicide program,” said Dave Ravel, turf market lead for Syngenta Professional Products. 
Additionally, it offers lawn care operators another granular product to treat the most common pests and diseases. Currently Syngenta also offers Meridian® insecticide and Subdue® GR fungicide in granular formulations.
Other benefits of Heritage G include:
·  A root absorption method which helps reduce accumulation of the product granules on grass leaf blades.
·  A granular formulation that allows maintenance with a fungicide application program even when weather conditions prohibit spraying, or when smaller spot treatments are more convenient.
·  High solubility of the DG-Lite carrier which allows the active ingredient to quickly and thoroughly reach the leaves.
·  The DG-Lite carrier virtually eliminates granule pickup into mower clippings baskets, product residue on shoes or golf balls and granule “wash-away” during heavy rains.
·  Uptake by the roots, crown and xylem; systemic movement allows the product to reach new growth.
“With the DG-Lite carrier, Heritage G will start to disperse under minimal water requirements, even a heavy dew,” said Bob Goglia, turf market manager for Syngenta Professional Products. “We know that many lawn care operators would rather spread than spray and this new formulation provides the efficacy of a trusted fungicide in a spreadable formulation.”
An online resource about the features and application of Heritage G is available on the Syngenta Professional Products GreenCast® website under “training modules.” GreenCast registration is easy and free, and can be fully customized to display only the tools and resources that you need.
As with all products, it is important to read and follow label instructions when using Heritage G.
For more information about Heritage G fungicide or the Syngenta portfolio of products and services, please contact your local Syngenta territory manager, Syngenta Authorized Channel Partner, or the Syngenta Customer Center at 1-866-SYNGENTA (796-4368). 
Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2007 were approximately $9.2 billion. Syngenta employs over 21,000 people in more than 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.
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