Kresoxim-methyl inhibits mitochondrial respiration by blocking electron transfer between cytochrome b and cytochrome c1, at the ubiquinol oxidising site. Selectivity is partly due to enzymic de-esterification within plants. Fungicide with protective, curative, eradicative and long residual disease control; acts by inhibiting spore germination. Redistribution via the vapour phase contributes to activity.

Control of scab in apples and pears (Venturia spp.); powdery mildew on apples (Podosphaera leucotricha), vines (Uncinula necator), cucurbits (Sphaerotheca fuliginea) and sugar beet (Erysiphe betae); mildew (Erysiphe graminis), scald (Rhynchosporium secalis), net blotch (Pyrenophora teres) and glume blotch (Septoria nodorum) on cereals; mildew on vegetables (Leveillula taurica, Erysiphe spp., Alternaria spp.).

Common name: Kresoxim-methyl

Another name: Candit, Cygnus, Stroby, Stroby WG, Discus (fungicide)

Chemical name: methyl (E)-methoxyimino[α-(o-tolyloxy)-o-tolyl]acetate

Empirical formula: C18H19NO4

Structural formula:

Mol. Weight: 313.35 g/mol

CAS No.: 143390-89-0


Kresoxim-methyl 50% WDG

Kresoxim-methyl 95% TC