Respond® Extreme Dew Control
Formulation of specifically selected polymeric surfactants, emulsifiable surfactants and wetting agents
An excellent surfactant product to prevent dew formation on sports turf in a cost-effective way.
TourTurf® EDC Respond® Extreme Dew Control is a blend of Polymeric Surfactants, Emulsifiable Surfactants, and wetting agents. Surface dew and light frost can be problematic as moisture on the leaf can provide the ideal habitat for diseases such as Fusarium Patch Disease and Dollar Spot.
TourTurf® EDC Respond® Extreme Dew Control can also prevent moss ingress (invasion) and lead to a reduction of disease problems caused by pathogenic fungi as the turf surface is kept as dry as possible by regular use of the product in high disease pressure periods.
TourTurf® EDC Respond® Extreme Dew Control is a very cost effective method of removing dew compared to labour intensive switching.
- 80 % less dew formation for up to 10 days pr. application when mowing at the same time
- If the turf is not mowed you can expect dew reduction for a longer period of time
- Enhanced performance compared to industry standard dew disperser products
- Works well together with an integrated disease management approach to prevent Fusarium patch and Dollar spot.
- Product is safe to beneficial soil microbes
Contains non-ionic silicone surfactant and emulsified surfactants
The product must be applied to a dry leaf blade. It is recommended that the product is not applied to damp surfaces or when dew is visible. It is strongly recommended that a rain free period of approximately 6 hours is required so the product can fully stick to the leaf blade.
In house and external trials have confirmed the dew dispersal product can achieve up to 10 days control in the ideal conditions listed below. However in non-ideal conditions such as wet grass when applied, heavy rainfall and frequent mowing the dew may be dispersed for a reduced period, typically 3-5 days.
The product should not be applied in frosty conditions. However the product can be used to prevent light frost on turf.
Feed back (February 2020) from Danish Course Managers has taught us that the combined use of TourTurf® Dew Control, TourTurf® Penetrator and TourTurf® Autumn Zero in the wet, humid and mild Danish autumn/winter climate has helped to prevent disease very effectively (100 % without fungicides).
As part of an integrated approach to keep fungicides off the turf, we can with confidence say that also this product combination will help you as a course manager to go chemical- and fungicide free.