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Posted 28 January 2015. PMN Crop News.

Turf Professionals Observe Powerful First-Season Results With Xzemplar Fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic Brand Fungicide

Recently registered fungicides from BASF provide consistent, long-lasting protection for turf management professionals

Source: BASF Crop Protection Press Release.

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (January 12, 2015)--Unpredictable weather and troublesome diseases were no match for golf course superintendents and other turf professionals who applied Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide on their turf this season.


In addition to exceptional, long-lasting protection against diseases, including dollar spot, brown patch, summer patch and fairy ring, turf professionals who applied Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide saw plant health benefits, which resulted in greener, stronger, healthier turfgrass.

Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in 2014 in time for the 2014 season. In its first year on the market, superintendents and turf professionals witnessed powerful results.

Wally Gresham, superintendent at Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton, Georgia, has battled dollar spot on his acres for years. “We’ve had resistant dollar spot on our greens that never goes away,” he said. “Within a week after spraying Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, the dollar spot was gone. It’s been a silver bullet for us.”

Matt DiMase, superintendent at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida, had similar successes this season. “We’ve seen Plant Health benefits, including increased root mass and shorter recovery time from the greens following aerification after using Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide. It provides a strong foundation for our course.”

The introduction of Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide to the turf and ornamentals market demonstrates the commitment of BASF to developing new products.

“We’re constantly working to develop new tools to help turfgrass professionals and superintendents effectively manage their turf,” said Nick Tresslar, Marketing Manager, BASF Turf and Ornamental Solutions. “We had a great introductory season with Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, and are excited to continue providing effective solutions in the turf market.”

BASF recently spoke with golf course superintendents across the U.S. about the issues they faced on their courses in 2014. To learn more about these superintendents and their experiences with Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, click on the links below.

Intrinsic, Lexicon and Xzemplar are trademarks of BASF.