Artavia 2 SC provides broad-spectrum control of most plant diseases in a wide range of turf grasses, greenhouses, and ornamentals. It contains 22.9% Azoxystrobin as its active ingredient which offers both preventive and curative action in dealing with all four fungal groups. This long-lasting strobilurin fungicide provides a superior translaminar activity for a longer protection that lasts for up to 28 days. When applied as a preventive, this unique formula stimulates plants to use resources effectively to help improve plant growth, promote green foliage and reduce water waste. It also provides superb protection to newly grown plants, making it an ideal choice for preventive disease control. It is also an excellent tank-mix partner and is compatible with most fertilizers, insecticides, and fungicides. Can be used on lawns, landscapes, athletic fields, golf courses, parks and recreational areas, field-grown ornamentals, nurseries, shade-houses and more. This product is a great alternative to Heritage Fungicide.
It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Use of ARTAVIA 2 SC through air blast application equipment on grapes is prohibited in the following townships and boroughs of Erie County, Pennsylvania: North East, Harborcreek, Lawrence Park, Erie, Presque Isle, Millcreek, Fairview, Girard, and Springfield.
This prohibition is intended to help eliminate phytotoxicity problems with apples observed in this geographic location.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE USE DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS ON THIS LABEL MAY RESULT IN PLANT INJURY OR POOR DISEASE CONTROL.
Do not apply this product in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift. Only protected handlers may be in the area during application. For any requirements specific to your State or Tribe, consult the agency responsible for pesticide regulation.
Golf course turf (not for use in California). Commercial turf farms (not for use in California).
ARTAVIA 2 SC is recommended for control of anthracnose, brown patch, cool weather brown patch (yellow patch), Fusarium patch, gray leaf spot, gray snow mold (Typhula blight), leafspot, melting out, necrotic ring spot, pink patch, pink snow mold, Pythium blight, Pythium root rot, red thread, Rhizoctonia large patch, southern blight, spring dead spot, summer patch, take-all patch, and Zoysia patch on golf courses, lawns and landscape areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
INTEGRATED PEST (DISEASE) MANAGEMENT
Sound turf management resulting in healthy, vigorous turf is the foundation of a good IPM program. Cultural practices such as proper choice of turf variety, nutrient management, proper cutting height, thatch management, and proper watering, drainage, and moisture stress management should be integrated with the use of fungicides to increase turf vigor and reduce the susceptibility to disease. Immunoassay detection kits and extension service diagnostic services can assist in the early and accurate identification of causal organisms and corresponding selection of the proper fungicide when required.
Some turf disease pathogens are known to have developed resistance to products used repeatedly for their control. ARTAVIA 2 SC should be applied in a tank mix or alternation program with other registered fungicides that have a different mode of action and to which pathogen resistance has not developed. Do not apply more than two sequential ARTAVIA 2 SC applications for Pythium spp. control. For all other diseases when Pythium spp. is not present, do not apply more than three sequential applications of ARTAVIA 2 SC.
ARTAVIA 2 SC should be applied prior to disease development. Mix ARTAVIA 2 SC with the required amount of water and apply as a dilute spray application in 2-4 gallons of water per 1,000 square feet (87-174 gallons per acre). Repeat applications at specified intervals for as long as required. For spot treatments, use 0.4 fl. oz. ARTAVIA 2 SC per 1 to 2 gallons of water. Do not apply more than 9.6 quarts product/acre/year (7.1 fl. oz. product/1,000 square feet/year). Apply by ground only.
Use the shortest specified application interval and/or use the higher specified rate when prolonged favorable disease conditions exist.
ARTAVIA 2 SC does not control dollar spot. ARTAVIA 2 SC is compatible in tank mixes with many other fungicides that control dollar spot. Always tank mix ARTAVIA 2 SC with another fungicide that controls dollar spot when this disease is present.
(See label for complete application rates and directions).
ARTAVIA 2 SC controls certain pathogens causing foliar, aerial, and root diseases, including leaf, tip, and flower blights, leaf spots, downy mildew, powdery mildew, anthracnose, and rusts of ornamental plants. ARTAVIA 2 SC controls certain diseases of container, bench, flat, plug, bed or field-grown ornamentals in greenhouses, shade-houses, outdoor nurseries, retail nurseries, and other landscape areas.
INTEGRATED PEST (DISEASE) MANAGEMENT
Integrate ARTAVIA 2 SC into an overall disease management strategy that includes selection of varieties with disease tolerance, optimum plant populations, proper fertilization, winter and/or spring pruning, plant residue management and proper timing and placement of irrigation. Immunoassay detection kits and diagnostic services can assist in the early and accurate identification of causal organisms and corresponding selection of the proper fungicide when required.
Some ornamental disease pathogens are known to have developed resistance to fungicides used repeatedly for their control. Apply ARTAVIA 2 SC in an alternation or tank mix program with other registered fungicides that have a different mode of action and to which pathogen resistance has not developed. Do not make more than three (3) sequential applications of ARTAVIA 2 SC before alternating with a fungicide of a different mode of action. A sound resistance management program includes blocks of three ARTAVIA 2 SC applications separated by blocks of two alternate fungicide applications. Do not alternate ARTAVIA 2 SC with other strobilurin fungicides.
Apply ARTAVIA 2 SC as a broadcast or banded spray targeted at the foliage or crown of the plant. Apply to runoff in sufficient water to ensure complete coverage of the target plant. Good coverage and wetting of foliage is necessary for best control. Refer to the label for specific use directions for control of certain diseases. Repeat applications at specified intervals (plus alternations for resistance management) for as long as required. Applications may be made by ground only.
Start ARTAVIA 2 SC applications prior to disease development and continue throughout the season at specified intervals following resistance management guidelines. ARTAVIA 2 SC works best when used as part of a preventative disease management program.
Use only surfactants approved for ornamental plants in combination with ARTAVIA 2 SC. Do not use silicone based products with ARTAVIA 2 SC due to possible phytotoxicity. Always test tank mixes on a small group of representative plants prior to broadscale use.
Apply 1.9 - 7.7 fl. oz./100 gallons (0.95 - 3.85 fl. oz./50 gallons) ARTAVIA 2 SC every 7-28 days (or as otherwise specified for a specific plant or disease). The addition of a non-silicone based wetter-sticker at the specified use rate may enhance coverage on hard-to-wet plant foliage.
Under most conditions and for most diseases, apply 3.85 - 7.7 fl. oz./100 gallons (1.9 - 3.85 fl. oz./50 gallons) on a 7-14 day interval.
Under light to moderate disease pressure, use the lower rates within the specified rate range (1.9 - 3.85 fl. oz./100 gallons, or 0.95 - 1.9 fl. oz./50 gallons) on a 7-14 day interval or the higher rates within the specified rate range (5.75 - 7.7 fl. oz./100 gallons or 2.85 - 3.85 fl. oz./50 gallons) on a 14-28 day interval.
Under environmental conditions which promote severe disease development, use the higher rates within the specified rate range (5.75 - 7.7 oz./100 gallons or 2.85 - 3.85 fl. oz./50 gallons) on a 7-14 day interval. Using ARTAVIA 2 SC as a “rescue” (late curative or eradicant) treatment will not always result in satisfactory disease control.
Do not exceed 2.4 gallons of product/crop acre/year or 8 applications/crop/year.
Do not exceed 600 gallons spray volume per acre for foliar applications. For drench and crown applications, do not exceed 2 pints volume per square foot.
In addition, do not tank mix ARTAVIA 2 SC with other fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, adjuvants, etc., unless local experience indicates that the tank mix is safe to ornamental plants.
Apply ARTAVIA 2 SC to control soilborne, seedling, and crown diseases of production ornamentals (greenhouse, shadehouse, and container grown) as a preventative, drench treatment prior to infection. Good coverage of the pre-infection area (root zone, root ball, crown, etc.) is necessary for satisfactory control. Drench apply ARTAVIA 2 SC to container grown ornamentals using 0.38 - 1.75 fl. oz./100 gallons of water. Apply 1-2 pints of the solution per square foot surface area on a 7-28 day interval. Apply drench prior to infection as healthy roots are necessary to optimize product uptake, systemic translocation and disease protection.
For resistance management do not make more than three sequential drench applications of ARTAVIA 2 SC before alternating with a fungicide of a different mode of action.
Caution should be taken before making application of ARTAVIA 2 SC as a drench to small bedding plants in the seedling/plug stage due to possible phytotoxicity. A limited quantity of plants should be tested prior to full-scale application.
Apply ARTAVIA 2 SC through drip irrigation systems to potted ornamentals or to bedded, field grown ornamentals for soil-borne disease control. Apply 3.85 - 30.75 fl. oz. ARTAVIA 2 SC per acre as a preventative disease application. The soil or potting media should have adequate moisture capacity prior to drip application.
Terminate drip irrigation at fungicide depletion from the main feed supply tank or after 6 hours from start, whichever is shorter. For maximum efficacy, subsequent irrigation (water only) should be delayed for at least for 24 hours following drip application.
ORNAMENTAL USE RESTRICTIONS
Do not apply ARTAVIA 2 SC to apple or cherry trees (Flowering, Yoshino variety) due to possible phytotoxicity.
Do not use spray equipment that has applied ARTAVIA 2 SC for use in these sensitive crops due to possible phytotoxicity from residue remaining in the sprayer. Apply ARTAVIA 2 SC to certain varieties of crabapple for control of apple scab. ARTAVIA 2 SC is safer when applied to the species and varieties listed in Table 4. However, due to the large number of genera, species, and varieties of crabapple, it is impossible to test every one for tolerance to ARTAVIA 2 SC. The professional user should conduct small scale testing to insure plant safety prior to broadscale commercial use on plant genera and species not listed on this label.
When used in accordance with the label directions, ARTAVIA 2 SC will provide control of the following diseases of ornamental plants:
ARTAVIA 2 SC is safe when applied to the ornamental plants listed, however, due to the large number of genera, species and varieties of ornamental and nursery plants, it is impossible to test every one for tolerance to ARTAVIA 2 SC. Neither the manufacturer nor the seller has determined whether or not ARTAVIA 2 SC can be used safely on genera, species, or varieties of ornamental and nursery plants not specified on this label. The professional user should conduct small scale testing to insure plant safety prior to broadscale commercial use on plant genera and species not listed in this label.
Do not tank mix ARTAVIA 2 SC with other fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizer, adjuvants, etc., unless local experience indicates that the tank mix is safe to ornamental plants.
Do not apply ARTAVIA 2 SC to certain apple, crabapple or cherry trees due to possible phytotoxicity. Further, do not use spray equipment that has applied ARTAVIA 2 SC for use in these sensitive crops due to possible phytotoxicity from residue remaining in the sprayer.
Tolerant Ornamental Plants
ARTAVIA 2 SC is safe when applied to the plants listed when applied according to specified application methods, rates, and timings:
Abelia, Fraser fir, Noble fir, Japanese maple, Sugar maple, Floss-Flower, Pussy's-Foot, Chinese evergreen, Bugle, Bugleweed, Snap-Dragon, Zebra-Plant, Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormwood, Aster, Starwort, Japanese aucuba, Japanese laurel, Begonia, Barberry, River birch, Bougainvillea, Rubber-tree, Umbrella-tree, Buddleia, Butterfly bush, Boxwood, Caladium, Camellia, Sago palm, Vinca, Wild lilac, Ceanothus, California lilac, Snowball, Atlas cedar, White cedar, Western redbud, Cypress, Leyland cypress, Sawara cypress, Parlor palm, Chrysanthemums, Clethra, White alder, Dogwood, Pampas gas, Creeping cotoneaster, Cyclamen, Cyperus, Larkspur, Carnation, Pink, Dumb-Cane, African Iris, Butterfly iris, Foxglove, Pothos, Heather, Dwarf winged euonymus, Poinsettia, Japanese fatsia, Paper-plant, Fig, Forsythia, Blanket flower, Gardenia, Cranesbill, Gerber daisy, Transvaal daisy, Algerian ivy, English ivy, Hibiscus, Rose of Sharon, Hosta, French hydrangea, Hydrangea, Holly, Winterberry, Yaupon, Balsam, Impatiens, Iris, Virginia willow, Juniper red cedar, Crapemyrtle, Laurel, Asiatic lily, Lily-turf, Sweet alyssum, Southern magnolia, Saucer magnolia, Magnolia, Crabapple, Nandina, Oleander, Rose-bay, Geranium, Grass, Baby rubber-plant, Petunia, Dwarf pampas grass, Philodendron, Phlox, Date palm, Roebelin's palm, Red tip photinia, Norway spruce, White spruce, Blue spruce, Andromeda Japanese, Muhgo pine, Black pine, Scotch pine, Pine, Eastern white pine, Australian laurel, Mock-orange, Swedish ivy, Coleus, Poplar, Aspen Trees, Cinquefoil, Primrose, Cherry, Flowering plum, Purple-leaf plum, Douglas fir, Bradford’s pear, Red oak, Pin oak, Indian hawthorn, Azaleas, Rhododendron, Glacier Azalea, Rose, Rosemary (prostrate), Black-eyed Susan, Sage, Holiday cactus, Orpine, Stonecrop, Live-forever, House-Leek, Ribbon Grass, Peace lily, Spirea, Queen palm, Marigold, Spreading yew, Western red cedar, Arborvitae, Creeping thyme, Western Hemlock, Hemlock, Verbena, Vervain, Viburnum, Periwinkle, Viola, Pansy, Pink weigela, Yucca, Zinnia.
*(See label for complete list).
CONIFERS INCLUDING CHRISTMAS TREES, COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION ROSES
ARTAVIA 2 SC controls certain diseases on conifers in production (indoor and outdoor) and landscape situations. Please see the Ornamental Section above for more detailed directions for use in landscape situations.
Diplodia tip blight (Diplodia pinea), Lophodermium Needlecast (Lophodermium pinastri), Swiss Needlecast (Phaeocryptopus gaeumannii), Downy Mildew (Peronospora sparsa), Powdery Mildew (Sphaerotheca pannosa), Rust (Phragmidium mucronatum, P. tuberculatum, and other Phragmidium spp.), Septoria Leaf Spot (Septoria rosea), Altermaria Leaf Spot (Alternaria alternata).
This pesticide is toxic to freshwater and estuarine/marine fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water except as specified on this label. For terrestrial uses, do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Drift and runoff may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in neighboring areas. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwater or rinsate.