HOW DITHANE RAINSHIELD WORKS
By attacking many enzymatic sites in a nonselective manner, Dithane Rainshield prevents organisms from adapting and mutating. Because of this,fungal strains have not developed resistance to Dithane Rainshield in more than 30 years of use.
Once Dithane Rainshield touches the plant surface, moisture and oxygen actually promote redistribution, increasing the product’s protective effects. Tests show that Rainshield technology enhances the ability of the active ingredient,
mancozeb, to remain on the plant surface even after heavy rain or irrigation, or in the summertime when heat and humidity combine to create the heaviest disease pressure of the year.
WHAT IS RAINSHIELD TECHNOLOGY?
The mancozeb particles in Dithane Rainshield are small and refined, so more fungicide remains on the turf blades — allowing long-lasting, broadspectrum disease control. Dow AgroSciences calls this smaller particle science “Rainshield technology.”
Testing has shown that Rainshield technology allows better distribution of the active ingredient with fewer gaps in protection. This helps ensure more even and consistent coverage — even after heavy rain or irrigation. This means more Dithane Rainshield specialty fungicide remains on the plant surface for a longer time — for reliable disease control.
HOW TO APPLY
Turf professionals should start applications of Dithane Rainshield when grass greens up in spring or when disease first appears. The recommended label use rate is 4 ounces to 8 ounces per 1,000 square feet, applied in a sufficient amount of water to provide adequate coverage. For optimum results, repeat at seven- to 14-day intervals, or until threat of disease is past.
For ornamentals in a landscape or nursery setting,begin spraying Dithane Rainshield specialty fungicide when plants are well leafed out or at first sign of disease, in a full coverage spray at seven- to 10-day intervals. Ornamental plants treated with Dithane Rainshield should not be used for food or feed purposes.
• Brown patch
• Gray leaf spot
• Pythium blight
• Snow mold
• Leaf spot
• Petal, twig and fruit blights
• Rhizoctonia blight
• Multisite enzyme inhibitor. Helps manage disease
• Long-lasting control.
• Versatile. Ideal for turf, or outdoor- or greenhousegrown
• Convenient formulation. Seventy-five percent dry flowable.
• Rainshield technology. Improves effectiveness under heaviest disease pressure conditions.
• Tank-mix flexibility. Compatible with other commonly used fungicides and insecticides.
Active Ingredients : Mancozeb --- 75%
Rate : 4oz ~ 8oz per 1,000sqft per 1~3 gallons of water