THE BIGGER PICTURE
One versatile fungicide focused on the bigger picture of delivering the widest range of root and foliar disease control for ornamental plants
What is Mural™ fungicide?
- Powered by Solatenol®, an advanced generation SDHI, and azoxystrobin, the active ingredient in Heritage™ fungicide, Mural controls the widest range of root and foliar diseases in ornamental and vegetable plants.
- Provides strong performance at low use rates and helps protect plants from root to leaf tip with translaminar and systemic movement.
- Labeled for use as a foliar spray or drench for indoor and outdoor applications.
- Uniquely formulated as a water-dispersible granule (WDG) that dissolves immediately in water for added convenience.
What is Solatenol and how does it work?
- Advanced generation SDHI (succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor) developed by Syngenta with fungicidal activity at low use rates.
- Trade name of the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr.
- Belongs to FRAC Group 7 (pyrazole carboxamides) and inhibits energy production of fungal pathogens by interfering with respiration in the mitochondria.
- Easily binds to and penetrates the cuticle and waxy layers of leaves and flowers, inhibiting fungal spore germination, penetration and mycelial growth.
Benefits of Azoxystrobin – The best performing strobilurin
Image shows systemic movement measured one day after application to base of leaf*
- Azoxystrobin moves more and with added intensity compared to other strobilurins.
- Provides superior coverage and disease control by moving upward and throughout leaf.
*Trial conducted on tall fescue
Radio-labeled fungicides were placed below the soil surface to show the movement and activity of the active ingredients. Color indicates concentration of the active ingredient.
- Azoxystrobin moves up to the root system, is taken in by the roots and then moves throughout the plant for more protection compared to pyraclostrobin.
- Trifloxystrobin has minimal movement and considerable leaching.
Systemic and Translaminar Movement
Fully protects plants, from root to leaf tips, through systemic and translaminar activity.
- Systemic: Active ingredient taken up by plant roots and translocated upward throughout the plant canopy. Movement into the plant tissue helps protect and limit disease development.
- Translaminar: Active ingredient penetrates leaf tissue and forms a reservoir to spread across and through leaves. Redistributes to reach surfaces left untreated.
Activity Upon Application
- Azoxystrobin inhibits mitochondrial respiration, resulting in decreased spore germination, infection, mycelial growth and sporulation.
- Solatenol penetrates the cuticle and waxy layers of the leaves and flowers, inhibiting spore germination, penetration and mycelial growth.
Mural Offers Widest Range of Ornamental Disease Control
Labeled to prevent and control more than 50 ornamental diseases. The complete list of diseases can be seen on the Mural label.
Foliar Diseases & Flower Blights
- Aerial Blight – Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia
- Conifer Blight – Phomopsis spp., Sirococcus spp.
- Didymella Blight
- Downy Mildews
- Leaf Spots – Alternaria, Ascochyta, Bipolaris, Cercospora, Cercosporidium, Cladosporium, Corynespora, Entomosporium, Marsonina, Myrothecium, Plectosporium, Stemphyllium
- Powdery Mildews – Erysiphe, Oidium, Microsphaera, Sphaerotheca, Podosphaera
- Rose Blackspot
- Rusts – Puccinia, Coleosporium, Phragmedium, Uromyces, Gymnosporangium
- Scab – Venturia, Sphaceloma, Elsinoe
- Fusarium spp.
- Sclerotinia spp.
- Sclerotium rolfsii
- Rhizoctonia solani
Diseases suppressed with drench applications
- Powdery Mildew
- Pythium spp.
Powdery Mildew Control
Systemic activity of Mural controls powdery mildew in petunia.
Control of Rhizoctonia in Vinca
Controls a Wide Range of Diseases on Vegetable Plants
|Cucurbits||Alternaria leaf spot & leaf blight|
Cercospora leaf spot
Gummy stem blight
Phyllosticta leaf spot
Septoria leaf spot
|5-7 oz./A||Apply on a 7-14 day interval. No more than one application, then rotate.|
Limited to 28 oz./A
Pre-Harvest Interval (PHI) – 0
Cercospora leaf spot
Gray leaf spot (Stemphyllium)
Rhizoctonia stem rot
Southern blight (suppression)
|5-7 oz./A||Apply on a 7-10 day interval. No more than two applications, then rotate.|
Limited to 28 oz./A
PHI – 0
Black mold (Alternaria alternata)
Early blight (Alternaria solani)
Gray leaf spot
Septoria leaf spot
Target spot (Corynespora)
|5 oz./A||Apply on a 7-10 day interval. No more than two applications, then rotate.|
Limited to 28 oz./A
PHI – 0
Application Sites and Rates
- Can be applied as foliar spray, directed spray to the stem or base of plant, or by drench to containers.
- Labeled for use on container, bench, flat, plug, liner, bed or field-grown ornamental crops in:
- Shade houses
- Lath houses
- Retail nurseries
- Outdoor nursery production
- Commercial landscapes
- Recommended application rates to ornamental plants:
- Foliar: 4-7 oz./100 gallons. Reapply at 7 – 21 day intervals as needed.
- Drench: 2-3 oz./100 gallons. Reapply at 7 – 21 day intervals as needed.
Preventive Disease Management
- Applications should begin prior to disease development for most effective control.
- Healthy roots are necessary to optimize product uptake, systemic translocation and disease protection.
- Can be applied in block, alternating spray or tank-mix programs with other plant protection products.
- Adjuvants approved for ornamental plants can be added at the recommended use rate to enhance coverage on hard-to-wet plant foliage.
Can be applied as a foliar spray on a wide variety of vegetable plants grown for resale to consumers, such as:
- Cucurbits, including cantaloupe and watermelon
- Fruiting vegetables, including peppers and eggplant
Ground and Aerial Applications
- May be applied with all types of spray equipment commonly used for making ground and aerial applications.
- Other application methods and equipment approved for use include:
- Ebb and Flood
- Solid Set
- Overhead Boom
- Hand Move Irrigation
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Applicators and Other Handlers
- Applicators and other handlers must wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and shoes plus socks.
- Chemical-resistant gloves made of any waterproof material such as polyvinyl chloride, nitrile rubber or butyl rubber.
PPE for Early Re-entry
- Applicators and other handlers must wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, shoes plus socks and chemical-resistant gloves.
- Coveralls, shoes plus socks and chemical-resistant gloves are required.
- Restricted-entry interval (REI) is 12 hours.
- Always read the product label for full PPE requirements.
- Plant safety of Mural has been found to be acceptable for many ornamental crops; however, not all possible plant species and varieties have been tested.
- It is recommended to test Mural alone and with any mixtures on a small portion of the crops to ensure that phytotoxic response will not occur.
Mural Plant Safety Test List
- Barberry (Berberis)
- Fir (Abies)
- Indian Hawthorn
- Rose (Knock Out®)
- Rose (Mini)
Plant Safety Concerns
- Do not apply to apples, cherries, privet (Ligustrum), all ferns or cut foliage.
- Cautionary statement regarding use on African violets, Rieger begonia and crabapple. Some injury has been observed on certain varieties.
- Discoloration of petunia flowers has been observed following applications of Mural directly to the blooms.
Mural can be applied to petunias early in production or within two weeks of shipment, which allows for new blooms to replace older blooms that may be discolored.
Formulated as a water-dispersible granular using the Pepite Technology process developed by Syngenta.
- Enables the active ingredients to be the most efficient, most selective and most stable
- Immediately disperses in water
- No dust (reduced inhalation risk)
- No solvents needed
- Easy to handle and dispose of container
The video below shows a comparison of Mural and Pageant® fungicide going into suspension.
Comparisons are made with recommended label rates.
The purpose of this comparison is to highlight the difference in how quickly Mural and Pageant go into solution.
Mural is an excellent rotation partner that can be used with other Syngenta fungicides as part of a resistance management strategy.
|FRAC Code(s)||Product||Botrytis||Leafspots||Powdery Mildew||Rust||Phytophthora Downy Mildew||Root & Stem Rots||Pythium|
|M||Daconil Ultrex® fungicide||X||X||X||X||X|
|12 & 9||Palladium® fungicide||X||X||X|
|11 & 7||Mural™ fungicide||X||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|M & 3||Concert® II fungicide*||X||X||X|
|3||Banner Maxx® fungicide*||X||X||X|
|12||Medallion® WDG fungicide||X||X||X|
|2||Subdue Maxx® fungicide||X||X|
*Outdoor use only
Control of Botrytis on Geranium
Provides excellent control of Botrytis at 4 oz. and 7 oz.
Control of Anthracnose (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides) on Impatiens
Can be used in rotation with Palladium® fungicide.
Control of Coleosporium rust on Vinca
Very effective at controlling diseases caused by rust fungi.
Control of Boxwood blight (Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum = Cylindrocladium buxicola)
Protects trees and shrubs from diseases like foliar and stem blight.
- Proven Protection
- Proven performance of Heritage fungicide + the added benefits of Solatenol = better control of key diseases like anthracnose, leaf spots and powdery mildew.
- Systemic and translaminar activity to protect from root tips to leaves.
- Apply as a foliar spray or drench.
- Registered for indoor and outdoor applications.
- Labeled for use on many ornamental crops and can be applied as a spray on vegetable plants, like cucurbits, tomatoes and peppers.
- Advanced Generation SDHI
- Solatenol fungicide provides strong disease control at low use rates.
- Protects against widest range of ornamental diseases: root, stem and foliar.
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To learn more about how Mural fungicide can help control more diseases in your operation, contact your Syngenta territory manager.