The saga of juice tainted by a fungicide in Brazil reveals holes in the FDA screening process for imported foods.
There appears to be an idea held in some quarters that sodium bisulphite may be so employed as a fungicide.
The bearing of this question upon the relation of a fungicide to its efficiency is apparent.
If, however, the fungicide is upon the plant before the fungus is, the parasite may not be able to obtain a foothold.
Up until about five years ago Bordeaux mixture as the fungicide and paris green as the poison were almost universally used.
Minor uses were in agriculture as a fungicide and insecticide, in vulcanizing rubber, and in the manufacture of gunpowder.
This disease may be prevented in large measure by the use of a fungicide known as Bordeaux mixture.
fungicide: a substance used to kill or prevent the growth of fungi; for example, Bordeaux Mixture or copper sulphate.
fungicide fun·gi·cide (fŭn'jĭ-sīd', fŭng'gĭ-)
A chemical substance that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
A pesticide used to kill fungi, especially those that cause disease. Streptomycin is a fungicide. Compare herbicide, insecticide, rodenticide.