Syngenta launches Manuscript for control of mature grassy weeds

To help professional turf managers control mature grassy weeds in warm-season turf, Syngenta has launched Manuscript herbicide. With the active ingredient pinoxaden, Manuscript is an Acetyl CoA Carboxylase inhibitor formulated to provide post-emergent control of weeds, such as tropical signalgrass, bull/thin paspalum, crabgrass and dallisgrass in Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass.

“Syngenta is delivering an exciting new technology for managing mature weeds that are tough to control,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager for Syngenta. “Now available during the GreenTrust 365 early order period, Manuscript will help our customers manage their sports fields and sod farms while the turf is actively growing throughout the season.”

Manuscript can be used anytime weeds are actively growing, including in the heat of the summer when desired turfgrass is actively growing and fills in more rapidly. For sod growers, Manuscript also can be used on St. Augustinegrass.

Manuscript is formulated with a built-in safener that speeds the metabolism of pinoxaden in desirable turf to help improve turf safety without sacrificing control of mature, difficult-to-control weeds. This allows for effective spot treatments, further improving selectivity against tough weeds.

“Manuscript was specially designed for turf safety and potent activity on certain weeds,” said Lane Tredway, PhD, technical services manager for Syngenta. “These are just a few of the unique features that enable Manuscript to improve the uniformity, playability and aesthetic quality of treated turf.”

Manuscript is packaged with Adigor surfactant from Syngenta, which is custom-built for use with Manuscript for improved rainfastness and faster weed control. Using Adigor with Manuscript maximizes the quantity and rate of absorption of pinoxaden, as well as the degree of translocation once pinoxaden is in the plant.

Manuscript has been shown to be safe to use around ornamental beds and shrubs.