Scala® + Luna®: From Bud to Bloom to Better Yield

Make your next move your best move. Protect against almond diseases for a successful season.

With Scala applied at pink bud and Luna through bloom, your almonds are protected from diseases during their earliest stages.

series of three photos showing how almonds are protected from diseases with Scala and Luna

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 and Scala help you.

Highly Effective Rotation Program

Scala fungicide at pink bud delivers systemic early-season protection from Brown Rot Blossom Blight. Follow your pink bud application with Luna Experience fungicide or Luna Sensation fungicide at bloom to provide long-lasting, broad-spectrum disease protection against Brown Rot Blossom Blight, Jacket Rot, Anthracnose, Shot Hole and Scab.

Chart showing benefits of rotation program with Scala and Luna Fungicide

Efficacy Is Recognized

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


Product Benefits

Scala Fungicide

  • Provides high-level preventive and curative activity
  • Rapidly penetrates the leaf and blossom tissue and redistributes inside the bud and blossom
  • No loss of efficacy when applied within 30 hours after infection
  • Effective across a broad range of temperatures, including the cool, wet and rainy weather conditions occurring early in the season
  • Scala fungicide mode of action fits well in a program with Luna fungicide

Luna Fungicide

  • Provides exceptional control of key bloom diseases
  • Uniform uptake with systemic movement after application enables Luna fungicide to enter buds, blooms and new tissue where disease hides
  • Offers two formulations with different MOAs for effective resistance management
  • Flexible partner in rotational programs

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.

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