What is a fungicide?

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A fungicide is a substance used to kill fungus. There are over a hundred thousand different fungi known and surely more to be discovered, so there are various different substances used to kill them.

The literal definition of fungicide is "any toxic substance used to kill or inhibit the growth...

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A fungicide is a substance used to kill fungus. There are over a hundred thousand different fungi known and surely more to be discovered, so there are various different substances used to kill them.

The literal definition of fungicide is "any toxic substance used to kill or inhibit the growth of fungi." A fungicidal substance can be sprayed in liquid form directly onto the fungus or used in pellet form and sprinkled around the fungus so that the chemical dissolves into the fungus and kills it.

When deciding upon a particular fungicide to use, it is first crucial that the fungus be identified so that the proper chemical compound can be used to kill it. For further information, note the links below.

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