Scala + Luna: from Bud to Bloom to Better Yield

Scala and Luna from Bud to Bloom to Better Yield

Program Information

With Scala® applied at pink bud and Luna® from bloom onward, your almonds are protected from diseases during their earliest stages through the end of the season.

Scala® SC fungicide is a foliar fungicide that provides high-level preventive control against many economically damaging diseases and helps control many resistant disease strains. With effectiveness in cool, wet and rainy weather conditions, Scala is an important addition to many spray programs.

Luna Sensation® and Luna Experience® are based on the active ingredient fluopyram. Luna fungicides represent a unique solution for managing problematic diseases in nuts through long-lasting, systemic and broad-spectrum protection. The consistent performance of Luna will help you maximize yields and offer the highest quality produce to the market while improving long-term plant health. Luna also brings an effective approach to resistance management.

This is how Luna & Scala help you.

Highly Effective Rotation Program

Highly effective in protecting spurs and shoots against Brown rot blossom blight compared to competitive programs.

Efficacy Is Recognized

Both Luna & Scala were top-rated fungicides according to the UC Extension 2017 Fungicide Efficacy publication.

Outstanding Protection During Critical Pink Bud/Bloom

  • Scala rapidly penetrates the leaf/blossom tissue to protect buds and blossoms. Used early in the season, it is effective in blocking fungal development in cool, wet and rainy weather conditions.
  • Luna provides powerful broad-spectrum, systemic and long residual disease control with early bud protection by penetrating green tissue and moving systemically into closed buds.

Resistance Management

Three modes of action that work well together to manage resistance.

Recommended usage/timing:

University of California, Riverside, recommends spraying a fungicide once at pink bud and at least once at full bloom or two weeks after the first spray.

Timeline of when to apply Scala and Luna

Bayer, the Bayer Cross, Luna, Luna Sensation, Luna Experience, and Scala are registered trademarks of Bayer.

Protecting Almonds Through Petal Fall

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