Active ingredient Azoxystrobin

Active ingredient Azoxystrobin

Origin of Azoxystrobin

In the 1960s and 1970s, Azoxystrobin was discovered by scientists from ICI (now Syngenta) during research on Oudemansiella mucida and Strobilurus tenacellus, which are small white or brown mushrooms commonly found in European forests. They attract scientists with their remarkable self-defense abilities.

By 1984, ICI had synthesized Azoxystrobin in 1400 complexes and was commercialized in August 1996.

What is Azoxystrobin?

Azoxystrobin is an active ingredient with broad-spectrum fungicidal effects, belonging to the Strobilurin group. Thanks for its advantages of deep penetration and excellent drainage, Azoxystrobin prevents and/or cures all four of the major groups of pathogenic plant fungi: Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, Deutoromycetes, Oomycetes cause leaf and soil diseases such as rust, powdery mildew, downy mildew, black rot, anthracnose,...

Mechanism of action of Azoxystrobin

Azoxystrobin works by strongly inhibiting the metabolic process of disease-causing mycelial cells in the mitochondria, causing fungal spores not to germinate and reproduce, and the mycelium not to grow. Thanks to its strong activity, Azoxystrobin can affect all parts of the pathogenic fungus.

Thanks to its drainage and permeability properties, this active ingredient is used to prevent and eliminate fungi. With circulatory properties, it is absorbed from the roots and transported through the vascular system to all parts of the plant.

Outstanding characteristics of Azoxystrobin

Azoxystrobin is easily broken down when exposed to sunlight through photochemistry. Besides, it is also decomposed by naturally occurring microorganisms. The half-life of decomposition in the soil is less than 2 weeks, so the residue left in plant is very low.

For soils that are alkaline and poor in nutrients, Azoxystrobin will exist on the ground layer until being completely dissolved, and is very difficult to wash out with water so it does not pollute the water source.

Azoxystrobin is an active ingredient that is non-toxic to bees, beneficial insects to plants and earthworms.

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