Introducing LifeGard WG, the first in a new class of biological disease control agents, used to manage early, late and Cercospora blights in potatoes, as well as white mold.
Features: Triggers Induced Resistance (IR), Effective up to 18 days, Low rates, Excellent crop safety, NOP Approved/OMRI® Listed, Residue exempt, Aerial applications.
Benefits: Broad spectrum disease control, Easy to use WG formulation + tank mix compatibility, Improves yields and crop quality, Low risk of developing resistance, 4 hour REI, 0 PHI, No MRL issues, Minimum label restrictions.
LifeGard is biological stimulator. The active ingredient, Bacillus mycoides isolate J. induces a natural immune response in the plant that reduces the occurrence and severity of disease. LifeGard itself has no direct effect on plant pathogens, but preventative applications (before infection or appearance of disease symptoms) can reduce the incidence and severity of subsequent disease. LifeGard should be tank mixed with other registered products with curative activity if disease is present at the time of application. LifeGard is most effective when used in combination or alternation with fungicides having other modes of action, registered for the control of labeled diseases, which may themselves be rendered more effective due to the elevated state of plant resistance to pathogens.
Application rate: Apply LifeGard at a concentration of 4.5 ounces per 100 gallons of water. If using dry measure rather than weight, the volume of 4.5 ounces of LifeGardTM WG is approximately ¾ cup. The amount of LifeGard applied per acre will depend on the finished spray volume (gallons per acre or GPA) required to adequately cover the crop. Lower volume (≤ 20 GPA) may be sufficient for uniform coverage of newly emerged or transplanted annual crops, or smaller crops such as leaf lettuce or spinach. Mature annual crops and those with large canopies (including trees) may require higher volumes (≥ 50 GPA) if using ground spray equipment. Do not apply less than 1 ounce or more than 4.5 ounces of LifeGard per acre.