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Fungicides

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Fungicides are a class of pesticides that are chemical compounds or biological organisms marketed specifically for the purpose of killing or inhibiting the growth of fungus which could cause economic damage to crop or ornamental plants or endanger the health of domestic animals or humans. Chemicals used to control oomycetes, which are not fungi, are also referred to as fungicides as oomycetes use the same mechanisms as fungi to infect plants.

Fungicides can either be contact, translaminar or systemic. Contact fungicides are not taken up into the plant tissue, only protect the plant where the spray is deposited. Translaminar fungicides redistribute the fungicide from the upper, sprayed leaf surface to the lower, unsprayed surface. Systemic fungicides are taken up and redistributed through the xylem vessels to the upper parts of the plant.

Most products are applied as sprays or dusts, seed fungicides are applied as a protective coating to seeds before germination. Most fungicides can cause acute toxicity, and some cause chronic toxicity as well.

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