Garden Chemicals and Their Application

  • R. Kenneth Horst

Abstract

A fungicide is a toxicant or poison for fungi, a chemical or physicai agent that kills or inhibits the development of fungal spores or mycelium. It may be an eradicant, applied to a plant, plant part, or the environment as a curative treatment to destroy fungi established within a given area or plant; or preferably it may be a protectant, applied to protect a plant or plant part from infection by killing, or inhibiting the development of, fungal spores of mycelium that may arrive at the infection court. A bactericide is a toxicant or poison for bacteria. Among the more recent bactericides are antibiotics, products of other living organisms. They also have value against certain fungi. There are also a few virocides, which are toxic or poisonous to viruses.

Keywords

Sugar Beet Powdery Mildew Late Blight Downy Mildew Leaf Spot 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

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