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Big Grower November 2021

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FOR OVER A DECADE, BASF has been an industry pioneer with our Intrinsic ® brand fungicides: Pageant ® Intrinsic brand fungicide, Empress ® Intrinsic brand fungicide and Orkestra ® Intrinsic brand fungicide. These products, powered by the active ingredient pyraclostrobin, offer superior plant protection through a combination of broad-spectrum disease control and plant health benefits in the form of increased growth efficiency and increased tolerance to stress. After mowing, Dipladenias treated with Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide (left) exhibited strong growth uniformity and overall plant vigor. An outbreak of aerial Phytophthora occurred in the neighboring block of plants treated with Mural fungicide (right) and a section of diseased plants were discarded. Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide treated plants have superior root systems compared to Heritage and the untreated control (UTC) @ 18 days after transplant. Superior rooting allows for quicker finishing opportunities because once the plants are fully rooted they can efficiently put resources into growth and flower production. PIONEERS OF PLANT HEALTH ADVERTISEMENT Always read and follow label directions. Empress, Intrinsic, Orkestra and Pageant are registered trademarks of BASF. Heritage and Mural are registered trademarks of Syngenta. © 2021 BASF Corporation. All rights reserved. The Power of Intrinsic Not All Strobilurins Are Created Equal Plant health effects associated with pyraclostrobin were first observed on agronomic grain crops. Growers reported seeing increased yields and increased drought tolerance in plants that had been treated with certain fungicides. Extensive laboratory studies in Germany and the United States proved that these plant health benefits, in the form of increased growth efficiency during environmental stresses, were tied to pyraclostrobin. In ornamentals, plant health benefits can be seen in the form of disease control, superior rooting, increased plant quality and increased tolerance to cold, heat and drought stress. So, when you are considering a strobilurin fungicide for your program, choose one powered by Intrinsic brand fungicide. With over a decade of research behind us, the power of plant health is proven with science. Block treated with Pageant Intrinsic Block treated with Mural Skips due to outbreak of aerial Phytophthora, diseased plants were discarded. By Dr. Emma Lookabaugh, BASF Technical Service Representative

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