Azoxystrobin is a broad spectrum fungicide used for protecting plants and food crops from foliar and soil-borne fungal diseases. It is currently the only fungicide able to protect against all four major groups of fungal diseases.
How does Azoxystrobin work? (Mode of Action)
Azoxystrobin is a systemic fungicide. It slowly works its way up through the plant roots and into all the parts of the plant, inhibiting mitochondrial respiration in fungi. This puts a stop to spore germination and fungus growth.
Azoxystrobin is used widely in agriculture, particularly in wheat farming. Its use is limited in the United States.
Azoxystrobin has low toxicity for mammals, birds, bees, insects, and earthworms. Toxicity for freshwater fish is high. Azoxystrobin is also very toxic to Macintosh apple trees and may damage crabapples.