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SF7489 Biological Fungicide

Starting life as a food colouring candidate this novel metabolite from a unique strain of Epiccocum purpurascens, has excellent efficacy against  a broad range of phyto pathogenic filamentous fungi. This Epiccocum strain was discovered on the forest floor in New Zealand where its niche is to break down leaf trash. The strain produces the fungicidal metabolite to become the dominant fungus within its niche environment and the metabolite actually recognises self and non self components in that the metabolite produced does not damage its own spores and mycelium yet controls any filamentous fungi it comes into contact with.

Host range of SF7489:

Non Crop: