Plug and Propagation / Insect and Disease Management

Greenhouse and nursery growers face different challenges in the fall, but the objective is the same: thorough preparation to produce healthy, quality plants.

Greenhouse growers

New plants can mean new diseases. As you get ready to reload for next spring, be sure to rely on the best cultural practices for healthy plugs and propagation. As always, now is a great time to evaluate your production practices along with new products, programs and equipment. Then you can make any adjustments to prepare for the 2018 season. To start clean and keep your crops clean, rely on effective rotation programs with BASF fungicides:

Nursery growers

You’re preparing shrubs and trees for shipment in late fall and spring. To make sure you protect your plants from mature growth through shipping, sales and replanting, rely on insect and disease management solutions from BASF:

  • Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide — The foundation of your disease resistance management program, from propagation through shipping, it also provides plant health benefits like stronger roots and stress resistance.
  • OrkestraIntrinsic brand fungicide — It provides fast, long-lasting control of key diseases during the production cycle while delivering plant health benefits.
  • Sultan® miticide — This proven performer delivers fast, powerful control of all life stages of spider mites for up to 28 days.


Protect crops throughout the production cycle
with BASF Foundational Fungicide Programs

For disease control guidelines, download the BASF Foundational Fungicide Programs. These spray rotation programs include recommended products, rates and intervals to help control a variety of plant diseases throughout the production cycle.

Empress Intrinsic
brand fungicide
Pageant Intrinsic
brand fungicide
Empress® Intrinsic® brand fungicidePageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicidePoinsettia Propagation Spray Rotation Program
Use on plugs, rooted cuttings or rooted liners in propagationUse on unrooted cuttings and seedlings in propagationFrom propagation
to shipping
Target Diseases
Target Diseases
Specific Target Diseases: Production OrnamentalsSpecific Target Diseases: Foliage and Woody Ornamentals 
Production ornamentals 8-10 weeks of protectionUse on foliage and woody ornamentals 



Overview of Pageant TR Intrinsic brand fungicide
Learn about the benefits of new Pageant TR Intrinsic brand fungicide from Technical Representative Jen Browning. This portable, ultra-low volume (ULV) system in a can provides quick, convenient disease management for greenhouse ornamentals.
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Related Product Information

Empress Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
Drench applications of Empress Intrinsic brand fungicide protect young, susceptible plants from root-infecting pathogens in plug, propagation and transplant stages of greenhouse and nursery production.

Pageant Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide forms the foundation of your disease management program.

Pageant TR Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
Pageant TR Intrinsic brand fungicide provides a quick, convenient way to control disease in greenhouse ornamentals.

Orkestra Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
For the nursery and greenhouse grower, Orkestra Intrinsic brand fungicide provides fast, long-lasting control of key diseases during the production cycle, resulting in healthier plants that exhibit the highest quality and consistency.

Sultan Miticide
Sultan miticide is for the grower who wants fast, powerful control and lasting protection against all life stages of spider mites in greenhouse and nursery crops. Sultan delivers a unique mode of action for rotation and integrated pest management programs.

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