Chemicals can be applied with the following:

Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

There are three types of chemical sprays available within the golf course environment:


Broadly speaking fungicides are broken into two categories.

Contact Fungicide remains on the plant surface, literally wherever it contacts, from here it is able to eradicate and/or protect the plant from disease.

As a contact fungicide remains on the plant surface, it is more likely to be washed off or be removed during mowing. It is thus more suited to application during periods of slow grass growth. It may also be used when fast remedial action is required where a severe disease infestation occurs.

Systemic Fungicides are absorbed into the plant via the surface or roots and translocated through the plant. They are used during periods of active growth and while they are not as fast acting as contact fungicides, they give longer control.

Examples of diseases





Take all






Contact Fungicides & Contact/ Systemic Fungicides




Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain QST 713.

Harmonix® Turf Defense, the first and only registered turf bio-control fungicide in the UK and Ireland, with broad-spectrum contact fungicidal activity.

For control and reduction of microdochium patch, anthracnose, dollar spot and brown patch in managed amenity turf.
Preventative and early curative. Multi-site fungicide works in contact with the disease and with the natural defences of the plant.

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Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

25L / ha  5L pack


Signature XTRA Stressgard


Fully systemic turf fungicide. Preventative & early curative disease control. Contains StressGard™ Formulation Technology. Can be used all year round.

Signature StressGard™ provides superior disease control of a range of diseases including Microdochuim Patch and Anthracnose, leading to visibly healthier turf.

Signature XTRA Stressgard™ can be applied with the following:

Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

1kg / 500 sq m.
20kg / ha  5kg pack


Instrata Elite

Difenoconazole and Fludioxonil

A combination of curative and contact activity, plus sysytemic properties, for reliable turf protection outside and in the plant.

The active ingredient fludioxonil protects on the leaf, in the thatch and at the soil surface.

Approved for Microdochium control, the complimentary actives target different stage of the disease life-cycle for flexible application timing and reliable results.

3L/ ha  3L pack


Exteris Stressgard

Fluopyram & Trifloxystrobin

SDHI chemistry give early curative and preventative treatment of diseases including Microdochium Patch and Anthracnose.
Contains StressGard™ Formulation Technology.

Exteris Stressgard can be applied with the following:

Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

0.5L / 500 sq m
10L / ha  5L pack



Benzovindiflupyr & Difenoconazole 

Ascernity is a dual systemic, providing balanced systemic movement from stems, crowns and axils for protection of new growth. Controls Microdochium nivale, Anthracnose and Dollar Spot.
Apply preventatively to early curative, used to best effect from April to October throughout the growing season.

Ascernity can be applied with the following:

Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

3 L / ha  3L pack




Medallion TL is a broad-spectrum turf disease fungicide, specifically approved for the control of:

Microdochium Patch (Microdochium nivale).
Leaf Spot (Drechslera spp).*
Anthracnose (Colletotrichum graminicola)**

* Qualified minor use recommendation for useful levels of control, based on limited data.
** Reduction.

Medallion TL is especially suited to providing long-lasting protection in the cooler months from late autumn to early spring. The knockdown of turf disease pathogens in the thatch and soil surface may also prove beneficial prior to any renovation work at other times of the year, which can increase risk and trigger disease infection

3 L / ha. 3L pack



A systemic strobilurin fungicide, Heritage is approved for the control of Fusarium patch, Take-all Patch, Anthracnose, Brown patch, Leaf spot / Melting out, Rust diseases and Type 2 Fairy Rings. Only approved product for control of Take All Patch. Systemic and translaminar movement with contact action. Water dispersable granule formulation containing 500g/kg azoxystrobin.

500g / ha.  500 g pack







Damping off





Thatch fungus




Classified according to whether they are total weedkillers, killing all vegetation or selective weedkillers, killing only some vegetation e.g. broad-leaved weeds in grass.

Available as conventional chemicals for application through tractor mounted or knapsack sprayers and as the Nomix Weed Control System where premixed oil emulsion formulations are applied through cda applicators. These are ready to use and non-irritant which makes them safer for the operator and for the environment.

Most weeds will be controlled by a single application.













Fluroxypyr, 2,4-D, Dicamba

Controls all common turf weeds.
Selective post-emergence herbicide for the control of broad-leaved weeds in managed amenity turf, including fine turf and amenity grassland.
Controls many hard to kill weeds.
Excellent control against plantains and daisies.
Can be used on newly sown turf (2 months after sowing)

2L / ha. 2L pack



Fluroxypyr+ Clopyralid + Florasulam

Selective systemic post emergence herbicide for all amenity grassland.

2 L / ha. 2L pack



Fluroxypyr + Florasulam

Safe and efficient selective herbicide for control of difficult weeds in both established and young amenity turf. Can be used on newly sown turf.

2 L / ha. 5L pack



2,4-D, MCPA, Mecoprop-P and Dicamba

A herbicide for broad-leaved weeds in managed amenity turf. Controls speedwell. The special formulation of Longbow allows uptake through both the leaves and the roots providing exceptional weed control. Its powerful combination of 4 active ingredients controls a wide range of annual and perennial weeds.

7.5 L / ha. Knapsack rate: 75 ml in 10 litres water/100 m² 5L pack



D 50

2, 4 D Amine

Controls daisy and plantains and older broad leaved weeds in amenity areas.

2.5 – 5L /ha


Garlon Ultra

Triclopyr & Aminopyralid

Selective herbicide for controlling woody and deep-rooted perennial herbaceous weeds.

Highly concentrated selective weedkiller for the control of difficult woody and invasive weeds in amenity areas.
Effective against Japanese Knotweed, Hogweed, Buddleia, Bramble, Thistle, Dock, Nettle, Gorse, and Willowherb.

Fast acting: Rainfast in 1 hour.
Apply to point of run off.

Spot treatment: Use 150 -200mls per 10L water.
1L pack



Triclopyr & Clopyralid

Controls nettles, thistles, docks, brambles, broom & gorse in established grassland.

60 ml in 10 litres water. 1L pack







Diflufenican and Glyphosate.

PISTOL® is a barrier acting non-selective total herbicide for the control of a wide range of annual and perennial broad-leaved weeds and grasses on soft, gravel and hard surfaces (Republic of Ireland only) in amenity situations.

  • Long lasting prevention against weed germination.
  • Resilient – controls most diuron resistant weeds.

Apply PISTOL® post-emergence of weeds at any time from March until the end of October, provided that the weeds are actively growing.

Annual broad-leaved weeds should have at least two fully exposed leaves, and annual grasses should be at the one leaf growth stage or beyond.

Some perennial weeds, including Docks, Perennial Sow Thistle and Willowherb are best treated just before flowering or the setting of seed.

PISTOL® will give initial ‘knockdown’ and thereafter residual control of a wide variety of broad-leaved weeds and narrow-leaved weeds.

PISTOL® controls these weeds for over 6 months.

PISTOL® may be used on soft surfaces and gravel amenity surfaces. These areas include: – Industrial areas – Fence lines – Around obstacles (street furniture, signage) – Beneath pylons – Road edges – Tree ringing mature trees – Open soil areas – Railway ballast.

Pistol can be applied with the following:

Knapsack sprayer & Vehicle mounted hydraulic sprayer

45ml /100m2.  4.5L / ha 1L  & 5L packs




Glyphosate + Sulfosulforon

Total herbicide with residual action. For use on pathways, around trees and car parks.
Oil emulsion formulation for improved efficacy and safety.
Applied through Nomix applicator, spray drift virtually eliminated.
White pigment means you can see where you spray, helps prevent overdosing.
Apply at any time when weeds are actively growing and have enough leaf area to absorb the chemical.

9L / ha. 5L & 4 x 0.75L pack




Total herbicide. For use on pathways, around trees and car parks.
Oil emulsion formulation for improved efficacy and safety.
Applied through Nomix applicator, spray drift virtually eliminated.
White pigment means you can see where you spray, helps prevent overdosing.
Apply at any time when weeds are actively growing and have enough leaf area to absorb the chemical.

7.5 – 10L / ha. 5L & 4 x 0.75L pack



Total systemic herbicide. Apply late April to end of September. Can be used in both knapsack and boom sprayers

Rates variable. 5L & 20L packs



Pre-emergence residual for tank mixing with glyphosate

150g/ha. 150g pack




Total, non-residual contact herbicide that also controls moss.
Approved for use on hard surfaces.
Controls grasses, broad leaved weeds and mosses. New-Way Weedspray produces discolouration and browning of the foliage within a few hours of treatment. Perennial weeds generally require more than one application for control but annual weeds are usually controlled with one treatment.
Application Apply the spray so that leaves and stems are fully wetted before run-off. As the product works by contact action it is important that the weed is fully covered otherwise there will be partial control. The product is not translocated within the plant and therefore is safer to use around trees, shrubs and other valuable plants.
Mixing Mix 1 part New-Way Weedspray to 3 parts of clean water. For example in a 16 litre knapsack sprayer mix 4 litres of New-Way Weedspray to 12 litres of water in the following manner. Half fill spray tank with clean water. Add the required amount of New-Way Weedspray. Fill the tank with more clean water to the required level. Agitate before use.
Can be used all year round.

Rates variable. 5L pack





Insecticides & Deterrents

The main insect pests, which affect turf grasses, are leatherjackets, casting worms, and chafer grubs. In recent years nematodes have also become more of an issue.

Due to environmental concerns the range of insecticides available are very limited.





Worm cast





Leather jackets




200 g/L

ACELEPRYN is approved for use in Ireland to target leatherjackets and white grubs in established amenity turfgrass and amenity grassland.

ACELEPRYN may be used in sports pitches, golf courses, race courses and gallops, bowling greens, airfields, professional application to commercial and residential lawns and other highly managed areas of amenity turfgrass and amenity grassland where the grass is very regularly mowed to maintain a short cut.

Dangerous to bees. To protect aquatic organism, respect an unsprayed buffer zone of 5m to surface water bodies.
To protect bees and other pollinating insects do not apply to crop plants when in flower or when flowering weeds are present.

1. Apply preventatively. Acelepryn is only effective on 1st and 2nd instar. Larger grubs / Larvae will not be controlled.

2. Chafers: Apply once peak flight has been observed (typically June).
LeatherJackets: Apply one month post peak flight (UK peak flight typically Mid September).
Sites with historic high pressure have increased probability of re-infestation.

3. Mow prior to application.

4. Apply at 0. 6L/ha, in a minimum of 600 litres of water using a Syngenta XC soil nozzle or suitable air induction 08 nozzle between 2–4 bar pressure

5. Ensure the soil profile is not hydrophobic at the time of application. Apply a penetrant wetting agent in tank-mix or sequence.

6. Keep surfaces irrigated where possible, to attract pest larvae to towards the surface.

7. Delay mowing for as long as possible and return the clippings if feasible

0.6 l/ha in 500 litres water/ha. 0.6 litre pack

EGC Nematicide

Granule containing 45% Garlic Extract

EGC Granules is a granular nematicide which can be applied to managed amenity turf through an appropriate granule applicator. It is formulated as a micro granule containing 45% garlic extract. It is the only nematicide approved in Ireland for use on managed amenity turf.

240 kg/ha. 20kg pack


TourTurf® Defend – Universal Garlic Biostimulant

Plant-based biostimulant for turf, trees and bushes

TourTurf® Defend Universal Garlic Biostimulant is a 100% organic plant-strengthening tonic for turf, trees and bushes. The product does not contain chemicals of any kind. Its contents consist of extracts from well-known plants and other ingredients, and it contains 20% garlic extract, 2% cayenne pepper extract and 2.5% organic nettle extract, supplemented with 5% vinegar, 2.5% sugars (dextrose), 4% lime water, 1.3% silicon and 62.3% water.

Garlic is known to contain the sulphur compounds allicin and allixin, which have an antiseptic effect, as well as a wide range of vitamins, trace elements and minerals that promote plant health. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, which also has an antiseptic effect. Nettles are rich in minerals and vitamins, and are used as organic fertilizer.

The combination of plant extracts from a further eight plants in a patented manufacturing process makes TourTurf® Defend an exciting supplement to turf care on golf courses, football pitches, etc. The product strengthens the vitality of turfand makes it strong and resistant to diseases, pests and plant stress.

10 L / ha. 10L pack


TourTurf® TAG Turf Amenity Granules

oil seed meal

TourTurf TAG is a NPK fertilizer and an organic soil improvement agent that improves the surface of the turf on greens, tees, fairways and football pitches significantly. Can also be used on all types of other amenity areas.

Contains magnesium and wetting agent, so it both stimulates the soil and the plant, has a good Green Up effect as well. The product should be used in spring and autumn and during other wet periods. Supplied in Fine Grade (1-2.5 mm).

Produced from oil seed meal which is a plant based material.
Can be used 1-2 times a year in connection with aeration. . Water in after application or apply before rain fall. Thereafter the material can be brushed into the turf with a drag mat.

3 kg/100 m². 20Kg pack


Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD)·

After 26th November 2015, it is illegal to apply Professional Use PPPs (Plant Protection Products) unless you are registered as a PU (Professional User) with the DAFM (Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine) and have been allocated a PU No. · In the event of a DAFM inspection, you will be required to produce evidence of having completed appropriate training. You can apply for registration as a PU at any time provided you have been suitably trained – see