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
Mol. Weight: 313.35 g/mol
CAS No.: 143390-89-0
Kresoxim-methyl 50% WDG
Kresoxim-methyl 95% TC