Turf Agronomic Programs | Greencast | Syngenta

While every season is different, preparation is always an essential part of effective turfgrass management. The presence of biotic and abiotic stresses is often inconsistent and unpredictable, so superintendents have to find ways to treat their turf effectively. By preparing and strengthening turf quality in advance of seasonal stress, turf can recover quicker, enhancing aesthetics and playability.

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Syngenta offers 50+ agronomic programs that can help superintendents plan appropriately for the season ahead. These programs have been thoroughly researched and tested by Syngenta technical experts to:

  • Offer comprehensive, season-long management of pressures affecting your region and turf type, like bentgrass greens or poa annua fairways.
  • Rotate modes of action to help prevent the onset of resistance
  • Focus on the best preventive treatments to help save time and resources compared to curative treatments
  • Prepare turf for periods of heavy stress to help maintain aesthetics and playability

Our interactive agronomic programs tool gives you quick access to web-based programs with links to product labels, product volume calculators, related programs and more. To find a tailored program for your turf type and region, simply select your program needs below.

Receive a free agronomic program poster tailored for your region

For an agronomic program poster, please contact your local territory manager.

Customer Stories

  • John Nelson

    Superintendent, Merit Club, Libertyville, IL See how John Nelson of the Merit Club has proven his technique through the course's enhanced playability and stunning aesthetics.
  • Gene Scarborough

    Gene Scarborough

    Superintendent, Santee Cooper Resort
    Santee, SC
    "At the convergence of productivity, quality and implementing new technologies is the spray program. Scarborough forged a relationship with Syngenta territory manager Larry Feller more than 20 years ago, and the pair works together to create a preventative approach that allows Scarborough to cover 36 holes without straining the maintenance budget."
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  • Mike Moyer

    Mike Moyer

    Superintendent, Bear Trap Dunes
    Ocean View, DE
    "[Mike Agnew & Doug Rider] have both been great resources to me being newer to the area than some of the other superintendents around here."
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  • Jeff Reich

    Jeff Reich

    Superintendent, TPC River’s Bend
    Mainville, OH
    "We try to keep it simple and don’t try to get too convoluted. We rotate Secure and Daconil Action. We will go with Secure a couple of times in the spring and then switch over to Daconil Action when the dollar spot pressure is high, and then rotate between Secure and Daconil Action and sometimes rotate those two for dollar spot and brown patch."
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  • Tyler Andersen

    Tyler Andersen

    Superintendent, University of Texas Golf Club
    Austin, TX
    "The place has really started to shine. Membership is ecstatic, ownership is ecstatic, the golf teams, are extremely happy to have a place to practice regularly in similar conditions to what they would see on a day-to-day basis at a tournament venue."
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  • Shawn Emerson

    Shawn Emerson

    Director of Agronomy, Desert Mountain
    Scottsdale, AZ
    The chemistries available in today’s market make it financially beneficial to emphasize preventative approaches vs. curative methods, Emerson says. Disease pressure is lower in the Southwest than other regions, but Daconil Action and Heritage Action are part of the spray program.
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  • John Nelson

    John Nelson

    Superintendent, The Merit Club
    Libertyville, IL
    "The program got me back to where I should be, rotating products more efficiently… It got me back into a better rotation and a more timely application of certain products to head off disease pressure before it came."
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  • Jeff Snyder

    Jeff Snyder

    Superintendent, The Water's Edge Country Club
    Penhook, VA
    "The dollars are about the same...we might have saved 10 percent, but improvement in the quality of the fairways and the rough went up 100 percent by using better products."
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  • David Dickson

    David Dickson

    Superintendent, Allegheny Country Club
    Sewickley, PA
    Following the recommendations of Syngenta technical manager Dr. Mike Agnew, Dickson decided eight years ago to perform applications on two-week rotations. “We have been spotless ever since,” Dickson says.
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  • Keith Roberson

    Keith Roberson

    Golf course superintendent
    Bentwinds Golf and Country Club
    Fuquay-Varina, NC
    "We’ve been using an agronomic program from Syngenta for the past three years on our bentgrass greens and it’s been going great. A lot of research is put into these programs so it’s a no-brainer for us to take advantage of that. It keeps our greens in better condition year-round and we haven’t seen any disease since we started using the program. The application intervals have helped us get our timing right and we don’t have any breakdowns for a specific disease. It helps me sleep better at night knowing we have the major diseases covered. Additionally, the program helps us with our purchasing because we already know the amounts we’ll need for the year and we can early order everything. It helps keep our budget in line so we aren’t overspending, which makes our boss happy and keeps our greens healthy. At the end of the day, we have a better product to give our golfers and a happy golfer is the greatest return on investment."

GCSAA Webinar

Syngenta technical manager Mike Agnew, Ph.D., presents how to build a successful agronomic program and provides considerations for abiotic and biotic stress management.

Time-Lapse Videos

Watch the turf enhancements unfold in real-life conditions.

See how Velista fungicide provides reliable control against anthracnose. The Syngenta program featuring Daconil Action, Velista, Appear, Primo Maxx and Heritage Action demonstrated high-quality turf that recovers from aeration more quickly.

Appear fungicide features two components that work together to improve summer stress tolerance, turf quality and control of both Pythium and anthracnose.

Velista Anthracnose Control Program

Appear Anthracnose Control Program

Expert Program Tips

Less art, more science

In Golf Course Management Magazine, Syngenta technical manager Lane Tredway, Ph.D. discusses the fundamentals to building a strong greens agronomic program. Read More >>

Windshield or the bug

In Golf Course Management magazine, Syngenta technical manager Matt Giese explains how a well-thought-out agronomic plan for insect control can help superintendents steer clear of potentially big setbacks. Read More >>

Sharpening your axe

In Golf Course Management magazine, Syngenta technical manager, Michael Agnew, Ph.D. explains how proper agronomic planning and programs can set your golf course on the path for success, year after year. Read More >>

Tank Mixing Products

When completed correctly, tank-mixing pesticides can be a cost- and time-saving practice for superintendents. Download this PDF to view tank mixing tips and procedures. Read More >>