Velista Fungicide | GreenCast | Syngenta

Product Overview

Broadest Spectrum SDHI Fungicide in the Golf Market

Velista® fungicide is the broadest spectrum and only SDHI labeled for anthracnose in the golf market. Spring and fall are ideal seasons to clean up greens, tees and fairways. In addition to controlling anthracnose, Velista also protects against dollar spot, brown patch and more. When used in rotation with Briskway® fungicide, Velista delivers excellent control of summer stress diseases on greens when temperatures shift from warm to hot.

A FIFRA Section 2(ee) recommendation* for Velista was granted for control of these extra diseases:

  • Summer Patch
  • Brown Ring Patch
  • Spring Dead Spot
  • Fairy Ring
  • Leaf and Sheath Spot
  • Rapid Blight

Velista Videos

Preventative Fairy Ring Program Webinar

Anthracnose Control Program Timelapse


Preventative Fairy Ring Program Webinar

Anthracnose Control Program Timelapse

Anthracnose Control Program Timelapse


Key Features

  • Broadest spectrum and only SDHI labeled for anthracnose in the golf market
  • Controls 14 key turf diseases, including resistant strains of dollar spot and anthracnose
  • Penthiopyrad exhibits translaminar and xylem systemic movement on treated turf
  • The water-dispersible granular (WDG) formulation allows for easy mixing and application


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Enhanced disease control

A Rutgers study1 shows Velista is proven to control common turf diseases like anthracnose, which leads to improved turf quality.

1Rutgers, 2016, Magnified at 60x. Applications made on a 14-day interval at 0.5 oz./1,000 sq. ft. of Velista and 0.34 fl. oz./1,000 sq. ft. of Lexicon® Intrinsic®.

Excellent turf recovery

A year-long Penn State study1 on annual bluegrass shows Velista provides superior reduction of anthracnose and enhanced turf recovery under various stresses, including very low mowing heights.

1Penn State, August 8, 2017. Applications made on a 14-day interval at 0.5 oz./1,000 sq. ft. of Velista and 0.34 fl. oz./1,000 sq. ft. of Lexicon Intrinsic.



Key Benefits

  • Provides disease control for 14-21 days
  • Outstanding control for spring and fall clean-up
  • Excellent control of summer stress diseases
  • Low-use rates and mixes well with Daconil® Action™, Secure® or Heritage® fungicides for extended control of disease

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Download Supporting Velista Documents

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Fungicide Efficacy Chart(PDF)

Use this chart to help choose the right fungicide for optimal control.

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Large Patch Assurance(PDF)

Protect warm season fairways from Large Patch disease with a Syngenta Large Patch Prevention Assurance.

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Preventive Fairy Ring Solutions(PDF)

Learn about innovative solutions for fairy ring control.

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Spring Dead Spot Solutions Sheet(PDF)

Learn more about Syngenta's innovative solutions for spring dead spot control.

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Velista Tech Bulletin - Rapid Blight, Spring Dead Spot, Fairy Ring(PDF)

View Velista's performance against Rapid Blight, Spring Dead Spot and Fairy Ring.




Preventive Solutions for Managing Brown Patch

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The Latest Solutions for Managing Dollar Spot

There are seven classes of fungicides that are labeled to control of dollar spot. The level of control will vary with rates and application intervals.  Read more »