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Scala® 400 SC Fungicide

Scala has become a mainstay of botrytis management programs in Australian vineyards, and it can also be used to control botrytis – or grey mould – in strawberries and ornamentals. Laccase, an enzyme produced by botrytis in grapes, can have a devastating effect on wine quality. Scala is the only foliar fungicide for grapes proven to significantly reduce laccase.

Product Type
Fungicide
Active Ingredient
Pyrimethanil 400 g/L
Formulation Type
Suspension concentrate
Pack Size
5 L
10 L
60 L
Chemical Group
9

Key Features

Translaminar:

Goes into the plant.

Highly effective

Long lasting efficacy, rain fast.

Safe on birds and benefical insects:

Bees, birds, Typhlodromus dossei, Typhlodromus doreenae and Anmlyseius victoriensis, when used as directed.

Water based formulation:

Suspension concentrate formulation which mixes well and does not leave any visible spray deposit.

Crop Suitability

Application Usage Notes
Grapes Grey mould Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Ornamentals - Tolerant Grey mould Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT
Strawberries Grey mould Registered in NT, Qld, NSW, Vic, SA, Tas, WA, ACT

Compatibility

Product Comment
Avatar® 400 Physically compatible.
Bayfidan® 250 EC Physically compatible. For use in grapevines. When mixing use butyl gloves.
Bayfidan 250 EC + Foli-R-Fos® 400 Physically compatible.
Boron® 15  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Bull Kelp Plus  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Confidor® 200 SC  Physically compatible.
Dimethoate  Physically compatible. For use in grapevines.
Essential® Plus / Reach  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur.
Foli-R-Fos 400  Physically compatible. These products, though compatible, will cause leaf damage if used.
Folicur® 430 SC  Physically compatible.
Folicur 430 SC + Foli-R-Fos  Physically compatible. 
K-Blast® 30  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur.
Proclaim® 44 WG  Physically compatible. 
Smartrace® Calcium   Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Smartrace Magnesium  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Spray® Cal Mag  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Spraygro® Base  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Spraygro Result  These products are not compatible in hard water. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. Flocculation occurs with hard water. 
Sprayphos® 620  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settling will occur. 
Success® 120 SC  Physically compatible. 
Tokuthion® 500 EC  Physically compatible. 
Blue Shield® 500 DF + Luna® Privilege 500 SC  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settlement will occur. 
Luna Privilege 500 SC  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settlement will occur. 
Luna Privilege 500 SC + Oxydul® 500 DF  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settlement will occur. 
Luna Privilege 500 SC + Ridomil® Gold Plus  Physically compatible. Constant agitation required - on standing settlement will occur. 

Resources

Scala 400 SC Fungicide Product Label

Scala 400 SC Fungicide SDS

Scala Bellarine Penninsula testimonial

Scala Coonawarra testimonial

Scala Product Bulletin

Scala advertisement

Scala users guide for vineyards

FAQs

Question Answer
1 What effect does Scala, applied to grapevines, have on fermentation and quality of wine? Residues of Scala in grape juice will have no adverse effect on fermentation in the winemaking process. The mode of action of Scala is to block the secretion of enzymes from the fungus that are essential for the breakdown of plant tissue. Laccase, one of the enzymes secreted by the botrytis fungus, will cause wine discolouration and tainting. Scala will impede the entry of laccase into grapes, therefore preventing the oxidation and other adverse effects that the presence of this enzyme can have on wine.
2 What effect does water quality have on the performance of Scala? Provided that the water used to apply Scala is relatively clean and free of soil and organic matter, the performance of Scala will not be affected. The pH of the water should be in the range of 6 to 9, so that degredation in the spray tank can be minimised.
3 If it rains soon after application of Scala, will the application be effective? Scala is rain fast after one hour. How effective Scala will be if rain occurs before one hour of drying time has elapsed will depend on the coverage of the target, relative humidity and the intensity of the rainfall. Rainfall intensity and drying duration being the key factors
4 Is Scala harmful to beneficial insects?  At the registered rates, Scala is safe to bees, Typhlodromus dossei, Typhlodromus doreenae, Amblyseius victoriensis and has a low toxicity to earthworms. 
5 Can I spray Scala onto grapes after 80% capfall?  Yes, Scala has a 7 day withholding period in grapes (both wine and table-grapes) but, as export destinations may have different requirements, it is important to consult your winemaker or grape purchaser as to their required pre-harvest interval. 

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