Manuscript Herbicide | GreenCast | Syngenta

Product Overview

Mature weeds have met their match with Manuscript

Manuscript® herbicide is a highly active herbicide that controls mature, grassy weeds in certain warm-season grasses on golf courses, residential and commercial lawns, sod farms and sports turf. With Manuscript, you can get application flexibility you need to treat mature weeds. It can be used in the heat of summer when desired turfgrass is actively growing and will fill in rapidly. Manuscript is formulated with a built-in, proprietary safener to enhance performance and turf safety.

 

CONSISTENT CONTROL ON MATURE, GRASSY WEEDS

Selective herbicide with an advanced form of ACCase mode of action that works fast on tough mixed grasses regardless of growth stage, including very mature weeds

  • Reclaim your fairways, tees, and roughs from difficult-to-control weeds
  • Ideal for post-emergent crabgrass control in residential and commercial lawns

 

OUTSTANDING TURF SAFETY

Includes a built-in safener (cloquintocet-mexyl) that speeds metabolism of pinoxaden in desirable turf and improves weed control performance:

  • Enables spot treatments
  • Further improves selectivity against tough, actively growing weeds without temperature restrictions
  • Additionally, the MOA allows applications near ornamental beds and shrubs

 

UNIQUE CHEMISTRY CLASS

With a novel class of chemistry for turf (phenylpyrazolin - DEN, Group 1), pinoxaden is rapidly absorbed and translocated to the growing points of weed foliage, where its powerful phenylpyrazolin inhibitor halts ACCase enzyme activity on tough grassy weeds for improved safety and resistance management

 

QUICKER RECOVERY

Desirable turf quickly fills in voids left behind after weeds are controlled, especially in the summer when warm-season turf is actively growing

 

LABOR SAVINGS

Reduced hand-weeding means greater labor savings

 

Customized surfactant maximizes efficacy

Manuscript is packaged with Adigor™ surfactant from Syngenta, which is custom-built to be used with Manuscript for greater application reliability. With Manuscript, Adigor is specifically designed to: 

  • Speed and maximize foliar absorption
  • Increase spray droplet deposition
  • Enhance droplet spreading
  • Soften plant cuticle to speed and maximize absorption
  • Improved turf safety and efficacy
  • Improve rainfastness in as quickly as one hour

 

Application Recommendations

With the turf safety of Manuscript, applications are recommended between the end of May and the beginning of September (best timing depends on the target weed). This will encourage desirable grass to fill in quickly while it is actively growing.

Manuscript can be applied as a broadcast treatment for control of bull/thin paspalum, however spot treatments are recommended for difficult-to-control weeds like tropical signalgrass. Spot treatments can also be used to help control crabgrass breakouts in lawns.

For additional application details, download the Manuscript technical brochure and always read and follow label instructions.

 

Manuscript Trials

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Square plots of crabgrass were treated with two spot treatments of Manuscript at 0.96 fl. oz./gal. and Adigor at 0.64 fl. oz./gal., 13 days apart. Huntsville, Alabama, 2018. Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations. Trials reflect treatment rates commonly recommended in the marketplace.

WAIT = weeks after initial treatment

Treatments applied twice on a 21-day interval. Manuscript mixed with Adigor at 0.5% v/v. Tribute® Total mixed with MSO at 0.5% v/v. Source: Neil Young, Miami, Florida, 2017. Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations. Trials reflect treatment rates commonly recommended in the marketplace.

Manuscript was applied at 9.6 fl. oz./10,000 ft.2 on October 11 and October 25, 2017. Manuscript was mixed with Adigor at 0.5% and 1% v/v, respectively. Source: Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, Florida, 2017. Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations. Trials reflect treatment rates commonly recommended in the marketplace.

Program Approach

After removing patches of undesirable weeds with Manuscript, secondary weeds like sedges and broadleaves tend to fill in. A follow-up application of Monument® 75WG herbicide controls a broad spectrum of secondary weeds and will reduce weed re-establishment, so desirable turf can grow without weed competition.

Manuscript causes little-to-no injury or growth regulation to bermudagrass or zoysiagrass when applied at broadcast or spot treatment rates.

 

News

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10/01/2018

Syngenta introduces Manuscript herbicide for selective control of mature weeds in turf

To help golf course superintendents, sports turf managers and sod growers manage mature grassy weeds, Syngenta has launched new Manuscript herbicide.  Read more »


10/01/2018

Syngenta introduces Manuscript herbicide for selective control of mature weeds in lawns

To help lawn care operators manage mature grassy weeds, Syngenta has launched new Manuscript herbicide.  Read more »


Download Supporting Manuscript Documents

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Manuscript Technical Bulletin(PDF)

Learn how Manuscript can control tropical signalgrass, crabgrass and other grassy weeds any time they are actively growing.

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