Saturday, December 02, 2017 by Janine Acero
Fludioxonil is an odorless, colorless to yellowish synthetic compound of the phenylpyrrole group of substances. It is a non-systemic, broad-spectrum fungicide with a long residual activity that interferes with glucose transport across fungal membranes. It is effective against a range of fungal pathogens like seedling blight, stem-base browning, snow mold, and common bunt. In post-harvest, fludioxonil can be used to control gray mold, black spot, storage rot, and powdery mildew.
Fludioxonil is also effective as an insecticide seed treatment against insect pests when combined with other formulations like hiamethoxam and metalaxyl-M, fludioxonil. It can control peach-potato aphids, flea beetles, and cabbage stem flea beetles.
Animal tests reveal the following side effects of experimental doses of fludioxonil:
Fludioxonil is also known be very toxic to aquatic life with long-term effects.
Based on animal studies, fludioxonil affects the liver, kidneys and the hematopoietic system (blood cells). Fludioxonil also caused some developmental effects in offspring of pregnant rats. On the other hand, there was no evidence of carcinogenic potential with fludioxonil in the study in rat models.
Fludioxonil inhibits transport-associated phosphorylation of glucose as well as preventing glycerol synthesis. It can be used to control fungal disease, making it a useful seed treatment as well as a post-harvest treatment for the following plants and crops:
Products that contain fludioxonil as an active ingredient include:
A material safety data sheet by the Syngenta Crop Protection website recommends the following steps to exposure controls and personal protection for the manufacture, formulation and packaging of fludioxonil:
Fludioxonil is an odorless, colorless to yellowish, broad-spectrum fungicide. It interferes with glucose transport across fungal membranes.
Fludioxonil is used against seedling blight, stem-base browning, snow mold, common bunt, gray mold, black spot, storage rot and powdery mildew.
Fludioxonil is also effective as an insecticide seed treatment when combined with other formulations against peach-potato aphids, flea beetles and cabbage stem flea beetles.
Fludioxonil affects the liver, kidneys and blood cells.
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