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Azoxystrobin – toxicity, side effects, diseases and environmental impacts
Aug 16, 2018

Azoxystrobin is a broad-spectrum fungicide with preventive and curative properties. It belongs to the class of methoxyacrylates, which are synthetic analogues from the naturally-occurring strobilurin fungi. It inhibits mitochondrial respiration in fungi.

Some diseases controlled or prevented by azoxystrobin are rice blast, rusts, downy mildew, powdery mildew, late blight, apple scab, and Septoria.

The pure active ingredient appears as a white powder with no characteristic odor. When heated to decomposition, azoxystrobin emits nitrogen oxides and other toxic vapors.

Formulations of this fungicide come in water-dispersible granules, flowable and suspension concentrate.

Azoxystrobin has the molecular formula of C22H17N3O5.