Research Summary Abstract
At the IR-4 Ornamental Horticulture Program Workshop in 2011, Botrytis Efficacy was selected as a high priority project to expand the knowledge and list of fungicides available to growers for these diseases. In addition to research collected through the IR-4 Program, this summary includes a review of experiments conducted from 1998 to 2018 on environmental horticulture crops. During this time period, numerous products representing 52 active ingredients were tested as foliar applications against several Botrytis species causing blight and gray mold on ornamentals. Most products are registered and commercially used. Almost all trials were conducted on Botrytis cinerea; other species tested were B. elliptica, B. paeoniae and B. tulipae. Although there were insufficient IR-4 data for definitive conclusions, seven relatively new products that are included in this research project, Orkestra Intrinsic, Mural and Emblem (NUP 09092), Rhapsody/Serenade, Astun/IKF 5411, Picatina, and Picatina Flora looked effective, while Botector, BW165N, Proud 3, SP2480, SP2770 and SP2773 looked ineffective. Data on other relatively new products (EcoSwing, F9110, MBI-110, PreStop, Prophytex, Regalia, S2200, Torque, Tourney, Trinity) were limited to provide some conclusions. Of the established registered products, Compass, Daconil, Decree, Heritage, Insignia, Pageant and Palladium generally provided excellent efficacy; Chipco 26019 and Veranda O provided good efficacy and Disarm provided mediocre efficacy. ZeroTol, and the copper products (Badge X2, Camelot, Phyton 27, STBX-304) generally performed poorly under the conditions of these experiments.