|Active Substances||26.7% w/w boscalid and 6.7% w/w pyraclostrobin|
|Areas of Use||Protected and outdoor forest nursery (off label), protected and outdoor ornamental plant production (off label), Amenity vegetation and interior landscapes (off label)|
|Phytomobility||Acropetal penetrant and local penetrant|
|Mode of Action Group||SDHI & Qol fungicide|
Signum is an acropetal penetrant and local penetrant which can be used to control a variety of fungal pathogens that cause disease on plants in amenity vegetation, interior landscapes, ornamental plant production and forest nurseries. Signum can be used at a rate of up to 1.35 kg/ha in amenity vegetation and interior landscape setting twice per year.
Signum has been proven to deliver long lasting disease protection, particularly when applied preventatively. The combination of two active substances works to improve control and increase the range of diseases that can be targeted.
Signum is effective against a range of diseases including blight, leaf spot, scab, rust and grey mould (see product label and extension of authorisation for full details).
Where to use
Signum has on label approval for use on the following crops:
- Fruit: Blackcurrant (outdoor), strawberry
- Vegetables: Broccoli/calabrese, brussel sprouts, carrot, cauliflower, lettuce, potato, field bean, vining pea
Signum also has Extension of Authorisation for Minor Use (EAMU)* approvals for a variety of crops including:
- Forestry: Protected and outdoor forest nursery
- Seed crops: All protected and outdoor non-edible seed crops
- Ornamentals: Protected and outdoor ornamental plant productions
- Amenity: Amenity vegetation
- Indoors: Interior landscapes
When to use
Signum should be used preventatively when disease risk is high but symptoms are not yet visible
How to use
- Ensure spray tank is clean and half fill with water
- Add the required amount of Signum to the tank whilst agitating and complete filling with water
- A fine - medium spray quality should be used and the foliage covered thoroughly to ensure good control
|Crop||Maximum Treatments||Dose||Water Volume||Application Method|
|Protected and outdoor non-edible seed crops||2||1.5 kg/ha||200-1000 l/ha||Knapsack sprayer
Trolley mounted and trailed sprayer
|Protected and outdoor forest nursery
|2||1.35 kg/ha||200-1000 l/ha||Knapsack sprayer
Trolley mounted and trailed sprayer
Do not apply more than 6 kg/ha of Signum to the same area of land per annum (adhere to crop specific limits)
Chemical group: Pyraclostrobin belongs to the QoI class of fungicides (Quinone outside Inhibitors).
Mode of action: QoI's work by blocking the pathogens ability to produce energy through the transfer of electrons.
Phytomobility: Pyraclostrobin is a local penetrant which means that movement will be translaminar (“across the lamina”, or leaf blade). When these fungicides are applied, most of the active ingredient is initially held on, or within, the waxy cuticle of plant surfaces. Some of the active ingredient “leaks” into the underlying plant cells.
Pyraclostrobin has an affinity for the waxy cuticle and quickly rebinds to the cuticle on the far side of the leaf blade. Thus, the fungicide can be found on both leaf surfaces, even if only one leaf surface was treated. Translaminar movement can take one to several days to be fully effective.
Application timing: Pyraclostrobin is best applied preventatively when disease risk is high but symptoms on the leaf are not yet visible.
Resistance: QoI fungicides have a highly specific mode of action in which only one biochemical site is targeted within the fungal cell. Therefore resistance can occur from just one mutation of that single site.
QoI fungicides must be alternated with products with a different mode of action. Using a QoI fungicide at the earliest stages of disease development as a preventative treatment will also help to reduce the risk of resistance.
For further information on Signum, please contact a member of our technical sales team on 01952 897917.
Safe use of pesticides
The purchaser and/or end users are responsible for ensuring that these products are used in line with industry Approved Codes of Practice. All operators must be trained and certificated in using and applying any Ministry Approved professional product.
Please be aware that by proceeding you are purchasing a professional pesticide product.
You must ensure the end user of these products complies with the DEFRA/HSE Code for the Safe use of Pesticides:
"By law, everyone who uses pesticides professionally must have received adequate training in using pesticides safely and be skilled in the job they are carrying out."