Kabuto Fungicide SC is a powerful fungicide that is ideal in controlling dollar spot and spring dead spot. Contains isofetamid as its active ingredient, giving it preventive, systematic, and curative properties beneficial for controlling fungal diseases. It is best used on golf courses, sod farms, sports fields, and residential and commercial lawns. This liquid fungicide is an excellent disease control agent because it inhibits every growth stage of pests. Physically compatible with other pesticides and may be applied using any type of spray equipment.
It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
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.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE USE DIRECTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS ON THIS LABEL MAY RESULT IN PLANT INJURY OR POOR DISEASE CONTROL.
KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is a flowable suspension concentrate for control of diseases on turf areas associated with golf courses (greens, tees, and fairways), sod farms, seed farms, college and professional sports fields, residential and commercial lawns. Intended for use only by professional applicators.
Integrated Pest Management
KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is an excellent disease control agent when used according to label directions. Although KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC has preventative, systemic and curative activity, it should be applied as a protectant fungicide before visible symptoms of the disease occur.
KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is recommended for use as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, which may include the use of disease-resistant crop varieties, cultural practices, biological disease control agents, pest scouting and disease forecasting systems aimed at preventing economic pest damage. Practices known to reduce disease development should be followed. Consult your state cooperative extension service or local agricultural authorities for additional IPM strategies established in your area. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC may be used in State Agricultural Extension advisory (disease forecasting) programs that recommend application timing based on environmental factors that favor disease development.
Some plant pathogens are known to develop resistance to products used repeatedly for disease control. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC’s mode/target site of action is complex II; succinate-dehydrogenase, FRAC Group 7. A disease management program that includes alternation or tank mixes between KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC and other labeled fungicides that have a different mode of action and/or control pathogens not controlled with KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is essential to prevent disease resistant pathogens populations from developing. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC should not be utilized continuously nor tank mixed with fungicides that have shown to have developed fungal resistance to the target disease.
Since pathogens differ in their potential to develop resistance to fungicides, follow the directions outlined in the “Directions For Use” section of this label for specific resistance management strategies. Consult with your Federal or State Cooperative Extension Service representatives for guidance on the proper use of KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC in programs that seek to minimize the occurrence of disease resistance. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is not cross-resistant with other classes of fungicides that have different modes of action.
Mixing and Spraying
For maximum efficacy, KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC should be applied prior to or in the very early stages of disease development. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC must be applied at the label rates and timings listed in the Directions for Use section in 2 to 4 gallons of water per 1000 square feet (87 to 174 gallons per acre).
Slowly invert container several times to assure uniform mixture of the formulation before adding this product to the spray tank. The required amount of KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC should be added slowly into the spray tank during filling. With concentrate sprays, pre-mix the required amount of KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC in a clean container and add to the spray tank as it is being filled. Keep agitator running when filling spray tank and during spray operations. DO NOT allow spray mixture to stand overnight or for prolonged periods. Prepare only the amount of spray required for immediate use. Spraying equipment should be thoroughly cleaned immediately after the application.
Under conditions favorable for disease development, the highest rate specified and shortest application interval should be used.
KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC may be applied to all types of spray equipment normally used for ground applications on turfgrasses.
Tank Mix Compatibility
KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is physically compatible (no nozzle or screen blockage) with many products labeled for control of diseases and insects on turfgrasses. It is the pesticide user's responsibility to ensure that all products are registered for the intended use. Read and follow the applicable restrictions, limitations, and directions for use on all product labels involved in tank mixing. Users must follow the most restrictive directions for use and precautionary statements of each product in the tank mixture. KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC is generally compatible with other insecticides, fungicides, adjuvants, fertilizers, and micronutrient products provided sufficient free water is available for dispersion of all the tank mix products. Under some conditions, the use of adjuvants and/or surfactants at the rate of 0.025% to 0.1% of the spray tank volume may improve the performance of KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC. However, the physical compatibility of KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC with tank mix partners must be evaluated before use. Conduct a jar test with intended tank-mix pesticides prior to preparation of large volumes. Use the following procedure: 1) Pour the recommended proportions of the products into a suitable container of water; 2) Mix thoroughly and; 3) Allow standing for 5 minutes. If the combination remains mixed or can be re-mixed readily, it is considered physically compatible. Any physical incompatibility in the jar test indicates that KABUTO FUNGICIDE SC should not be used in the tank-mix.
The user should note that not all turf varieties have been tested with all possible tank mix combinations. Thus the combination should be tested for safety on a small portion of the turf to ensure that a phytotoxic response will not occur.