KANSAS CITY, Mo. – PBI-Gordon Corporation and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK) of Osaka, Japan, announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal registration of Kabuto Fungicide SC for preventative and curative dollar spot control in the United States’ professional turf management industry.
“The EPA registration of Kabuto is the final step in bringing this proven performer to golf course supervisors and lawn care professionals,” says Tom Hoffman, senior vice president and general manager for PBI-Gordon. “Kabuto joins Segway Fungicide SC to give Gordon’s Professional a powerful roster for controlling two of the most damaging and expensive diseases in turfgrass.”
Kabuto features the active ingredient isofetamid, which is proven in university research and end-user trials to effectively control dollar spot and manage resistance concerns. PBI-Gordon currently markets ISK products Segway Fungicide SC and Katana Turf Herbicide.
“Dollar spot is one of the most common turfgrass diseases in North America,” says Jim Goodrich, product manager for fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators at PBI-Gordon. “More money is spent controlling dollar spot than any other turf disease in the U.S. Kabuto will give turf management professionals a powerful tool to control it.”