Z-Force Fungicide (Mancozeb 80% WP)
Z-Force is a multi-purpose, preventive, contact, broad-spectrum fungicide effective for disease control and protection of field crops, fruits, also vegetables such as tomato, cotton, tea, coffee, tobacco, potato, rice, oil palm, rubber, sugarcane, banana, and lawn. It subdues black- spot, leaf spot, black-rot, downy mildew, anthracnose, early and late blight.
Zforce Fungicide is a broad-spectrum protectant fungicide for the control of a wide range of diseases in agricultural, horticultural, and ornamental crops. Mancozeb is an ethylene (bis) dithiocarbamate fungicide from the carbamate group and acts on multiple sites in fungal cells to control diseases. It has low solubility in water and breaks down quickly
in soil and water.
Zforce Fungicide gives only short-term protectant disease control and should be applied before fungal spores germinate. Multiple applications at regular intervals are recommended throughout the season to maintain cover. Intervals between applications are typically 7-10 days but can vary from 5-28 days depending on factors influencing disease development and residual life, particularly weather conditions. Coverage is
Mancozeb has been classified as a contact fungicide with preventive activity, against a wide range of fungus affecting ornamental plants, crops, and fruits It is a general fungicide with good efficacy, which is independent of the temperature and non-related to the circulation of the sap. It inhibits the germination of fungus spores.
Characteristics of Z-Force Fungicide (Mancozeb 80% WP)
- Z-force is characterized by a good persistence on vegetation.
- It is in a powdery form.
- It has some effects against mites.
- It is rapidly degradable inside the soil, and safe for the environment.
- Z-force is a carbamates fungicide for effective disease control and protection of field crops, fruits, vegetables such as tomato, cotton, tea, coffee, tobacco, potato, rice, oil palm, rubber, sugarcane, banana, and lawn.
- It controls black-spot, leaf-spot, black-rot, downy mildew, anthracnose, early and late blight.
Classification of Fungicides
Fungicides are pesticides that prevent, kill, mitigate or inhibit the growth of fungi on plants, but they are not effective against bacteria, nematodes, or viral diseases. Fungicides can be classified based on:
Mobility in the plant:
- Contact fungicides (AKA protectants): are not absorbed by the plant and stick to plant surfaces. They provide a protective barrier that prevents the fungus from entering and damaging plant tissues.
- Mobile or Systemic products (also known as penetrants): are absorbed by the plant and can move from the site of application to other parts of the plant. Movement in the plant varies by the fungicide, from moving to old and new tissues (amphymobile or true systemic), new growth (acropetally or xylem mobile), moving from the top to the bottom of the leaf surface (translaminar).
- Preventive fungicides: work by preventing the fungus from getting into the plant. The preventive fungicide must come into direct contact with the fungus, and they have to be re-applied to new plant tissues (as leaves or needles expand in the spring) or if the product washes off.
- Curative fungicides: affect the fungus after infection. This means they can stop the disease after the infection has started or after the first symptoms are observed. Fungicides that can move in the plant can be both preventative and curative.
Mode of action of Z-Force Fungicide (Mancozeb 80% WP)
- This refers to how the fungicide affects the fungus. Fungicides will work by damaging the cell membrane of the fungus, inhibiting an important process that the fungi, pinpointing single or multiple processes in the fungus. Z-force incorporate different modes of action by mixture or by alternating products to maintain effectiveness and prevent fungicide resistance
Application Usage and Guidance for Z-Force Fungicide (Mancozeb 80% WP)
- Apply fungicides prior to the development of disease, although they may have systemic (“kickback”) action they will not completely eradicate diseases after they have started. And when a single disease lesion is observed in the field, many more lesions too small to observe are already working at your crop.
- Use shorter spray intervals during weather conducive to plant disease. However, most plant diseases require leaf wetness, Therefore, during periods of rain and heavy dews more frequent fungicide applications are a good idea. The normal range of spray applications is every 7 to 14 days.
- Know when to alternate fungicides. Systemic fungicides, those with a single mode of action, if applied again and again in sequence, may cause the disease fungi to mutate into a form resistant to the fungicide. Always alternate fungicide applications from one FRAC code (MOA code) number to another.
- Use copper products for bacterial diseases. For the most part, copper products are more effective against bacterial diseases than they are against fungal diseases.
Directions for Use of Z-Force Fungicide (Mancozeb 80% WP)
- The rates suggested are for high-volume spraying to run-off.
- For concentrate, spraying adjusts the dilution rate accordingly. The addition of a wetting/penetrating agent will improve distribution and uptake on hard to wet plants.
- For beans, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, citrus, grapes, lettuce, maize, onions, peaches, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries, sweetcorn: DO NOT apply within 14 days of harvest.
- For other vegetables and tomatoes: DO NOT apply within 1 day of harvest.
Precautions and Usage of Z-Force Fungicide
- Apply Z-force fungicide to full coverage of foliage and stems unless otherwise specified.
- For low-volume sprayers adjust the mixing rate to give equivalent rates per hectare.
- Thorough, uniform coverage is essential for good disease control.
- Do not premix. Pour Z-force slowly into a ¼ filled spray tank, then add the remaining water.
- Do not let the fungicide settle out in the spray tank. Mix thoroughly.
- Reseal partly used sachets immediately.
- Z force Fungicide is compatible with most commonly used insecticides and miticides.
- After using the fungicide, empty the spray tank completely and drain the whole system.
- Thoroughly wash inside the unit using a pressure hose.
- Drain the spray unit and clean any filters in the tank, pump, lines, hoses, and nozzles.
- After cleaning the spray unit as above, the quarter fills with clean water and circulates the water through the pump, lines, hoses, and nozzles.
- Drain and repeat the rinsing procedure twice.
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