Metalaxyl 35% WS is a systemic fungicide that belongs to the class of chemicals known as phenylamides. It is used to control various fungal diseases in plants, particularly those caused by oomycetes. Oomycetes are water molds that can cause diseases in plants, including damping-off in seedlings, root rot, and certain leaf and fruit diseases.
Metalaxyl 35% WS works by inhibiting the synthesis of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the fungi, disrupting their ability to grow and reproduce. It is absorbed by plant roots and translocated throughout the plant, providing systemic protection. This systemic action makes metalaxyl effective in preventing and controlling diseases in different parts of the plant.
Metalaxyl 35% WS has been widely used in agriculture to protect crops such as potatoes, tomatoes, grapes, and other vegetables and fruits. It is important to follow proper application guidelines and safety precautions when using metalaxyl to minimize any potential risks to humans, animals, and the environment.
Mode of Action : Systemic, Benzenoid fungicide
Major Crops : Bajra Sorghum Sunflower Mustard
Target Pests : Downy Mildew, White rust