Turfgrass disease can serve as one of the major cons in having your own lawn to tend and care for. Oftentimes, it’s hard to distinguish which turfgrass disease you have and which fungus control product to use. After all, no one wants to damage their lawn any further with chemicals they don’t quite understand. This Sod University article covers Fame Granular Fungicide and how you can use it to both prevent and treat lawn disease.
Fame Granular Fungicide Product Overview
Similar to another top-selling disease control product called Heritage G, Fame Granular Fungicide is a FRAC group 11 fungicide. However, Heritage’s active ingredient is Azoxystrobin whereas Fame’s active ingredient is Fluoxastrobin—both of which serve to interfere with the respiration in plant fungi. The active ingredient is rapidly absorbed into the plant’s system and translocated throughout the xylem of the plants. This provides the plant with a sort of internal barrier of fungal growth and protects the plants from new infections.
In simpler terms, a systemic fungicide, like Fame, will soak into the plant’s system whereas a contact fungicide, in comparison, is a fungicide that kills fungus upon contact and generally lasts from 7–10 days. Similar to Heritage, Fame is also a strobilurin fungicide, which stops the fungus from growing by inhibiting fungal respiration. Fame will attack the fungus’s system by absorbing itself into the disease and killing it.
Fame is among Heritage in its popularity as it provides a large amount of product that’s easy to use and sold at a fair price. As a broad-spectrum fungicide, Fame is designed to prevent and control many different types of diseases in both turf and ornamentals. A pro to using Fame is that it can be used in alternation with other labeled fungicides to cover all the major fungal diseases that attack most major turfgrass and ornamental species. Learn more about this practice in Lawn Disease Control Strategies.
Turfgrass Disease Controlled with Fame Granular Fungicide
Fame Granular Fungicide offers prevention and control of approximately 25 of the most common turfgrass diseases and their various phases. Refer to the product label to determine which diseases Fame offers prevention or cure over. Although it can be difficult to determine the exact disease your turfgrass may have, Fame Granular Fungicide will more than likely help with treatment.
For more information of different types of lawn diseases, read Identifying Common Lawn Diseases.
- Dollar Spot
- Fairy Ring
- Gray Leaf Spot
- Leaf Spot
- Melting Out
- Microdochium (Fusarium) Patch
- Necrotic Ring Spit
- Pink Patch
- Powdery Mildew
- Pythium Blight
- Pythium Root Rot
- Pythium Damping Off
- Pythium Root Dysfunction
- Red Thread
- Pink Snow Mold
- Typhula Blight Snow Mold
- Southern Blight
- Spring Dead Spot
- Summer Patch
- Take-All Patch
- Zoysia Patch
Pictured above from left to right: Gray leaf spot, spring dead spot, snow mold, large patch and fairy ring.
How to Use Fame Granular Fungicide
Fame Granular Fungicide offers prevention and control of some of the diseases listed in the above section and in the product label. Refer to the product label to determine which diseases Fame offers prevention or cure over. Although application rates for each type of disease differ, most of Fame Granular Fungicide’s application rates fall between 2.3–4.6 lbs. of product per 1,000 sq. ft.
Commonly sold in a 25 lb. bag, Fame Granular Fungicide will cover between 5,500–11,000 sq. ft. depending on the disease you are treating and how severe the disease is. It can be applied with any type of spreader equipment commonly used for making ground applications.
Measure the length and width of the area to be treated before application. Length x width = sq. ft. For example, an area that is 20 feet wide and 25 feet long, the sq. ft. is 500 sq. ft.
Fame Granular Fungicide is commonly used to control stem, foliar or root diseases in commercial production, lawns, golf courses, parks, recreational areas, residential landscapes, ornamentals in greenhouses, field grown ornamentals, interiorscapes, industrial buildings, athletic fields and other enclosed structures. Be sure to read the product label thoroughly before applying.
Check out Lawn Disease Control for more information on lawn diseases and take a look at the rest of our fungicide products online here.