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Fungi can be a devastating development. When found on residential lawns, it is an embarrassing and ugly sight to see. On agricultural lands, fungi can ruin crops and hurt the economy.
For these reasons, fungicides were developed to deal with fungus issues. One such fungicide active ingredient which works exceptionally well is Azoxystrobin.
On this page, we will give you an overview of Azoxystrobin, its origin, and why it works so well to eliminate fungi. Here you can also shop the top-recommended fungicide products we have in stock that contain Azoxystrobin.
What is Azoxystrobin?
Azoxystrobin is a systemic fungicide used for the protection of plants and crops from harmful fungal diseases. Azoxystrobin is part of a class of chemicals known as ß-methoxyacrylates, which are derived from the naturally-occurring compounds and are used mostly in agricultural settings. At this time, Azoxystrobin is the only fungicide with the ability to offer protection against the four major types of plant fungi.
Azoxystrobin was first discovered in the midst of research being conducted on fungal mushrooms commonly found in the forests of Europe. These small mushrooms fascinated scientists due to their strong ability to defend themselves.
It was found that the defense mechanism of the mushrooms were based on the secretion of two substances, strobilurin A and oudemansin A. These substances gave the fungi the ability to keep their competitors at bay and kill them when in range. Observations of this mechanism led to research that resulted in the development of Azoxystrobin fungicide.
How Does Azoxystrobin Work?
Mode of Action
The mode of action of Azoxystrobin is by choking out fungi via interrupting the activity of the electron transport chain. As a result, this prevents fungal spores from germinating and halts the growth process of the fungus.
Benefits of Azoxystrobin
Azoxystrobin is a systemic fungicide and can be used for preventative and curative control of certain common fungal diseases. Once sprayed on a target area, it works through the plant roots and travels throughout the entire plant to suppress fungal growth. Most Azoxystrobin products can control diseases for up to 28 days or more.
Use Azoxystrobin fungicides when you want systemic treatment of a broad range of labeled fungal diseases.
Drawbacks of Azoxystrobin
Azoxystrobin is mostly used on agricultural sites and for commercial use. There are some products containing Azoxystrobin that are restricted use or they are not recommended for residential use so you will need to check the labeling to make sure.
Is Azoxystrobin Safe?
Azoxystrobin is safe to apply when applied according to label directions. As with any of our chemicals we carry, we highly recommended wearing personal protective equipment required to lessen the risks of inhaling, ingesting or coming in contact with the skin.
The minimum PPE suggested when handling Azoxystrobin based products includes chemical resistant gloves, eye protection, and long-sleeved clothing. Please make sure to follow the label instructions for the proper directions in applying the product and knowing what safety measures to apply.
What To Expect
After the application of Azoxystrobin-based fungicide products to target areas, you should water in the product after application. Most products provide preventative and curative control of labeled plant diseases for up to 4 weeks so expect to reapply once a month for continued protection and control.
Azoxystrobin 50 WG Fungicide is a granular fungicide that works systemically to control a broad spectrum of more than 20 turfgrass diseases, including brown patch, Pythium and snow mold. Allows for a 28-day window for applications.
Azoxystrobin 50 WG is a broad-spectrum fungicide that can be applied to get rid of fungal diseases or prevent them from appearing. Azoxystrobin 50 WG comes in wettable granule form and works systemically.