MATCO 8-64 FUNGICIDE
Technical Name: Metalaxyl 8% WP + Mancozeb 64%
- It is mixture of two fungicides – Mancozeb and Metalaxyl. The partner mancozeb acts by its contact action.
- Mancozeb is fungitoxic when exposed to air. It is converted to an isothiocyanate, which inactivates the sulphahydral (SH) groups in enzymes of fungi.
- Sometimes the metals are exchanged between mancozeb and enzymes of fungi, thus causing disturbance in fungal enzyme functioning.
- Other partner Metalaxyl inhibits protein synthesis, growth and reproduction in fungi.
Dosage: 2 gm/litre and 400 gm/acre
General application rate for foliar spray is 200 – 250 gms / 100 liter of water. Water volume ranges between 500 500 to 1000 liters per hectare based upon crop type and crop stage.