Definitions for "Fungicides"
Fungal diseases spread readily by spores, which can be carried by wind, water, and other organisms. The best way of handling fungal problems is usually through prevention (removing and/or destroying diseased plant litter, refraining from overwatering, and providing for good air circulation around plants). Fungicides are often used as prevention; once fungal disease has set in, it is very difficult --if not impossible-- to eradicate. Common fungicides used by organic gardeners include horticultural oils, baking soda dilutions, microbial solutions, and sulfur. Some homemade concoctions include milk, garlic, and horsetail brews.
A chemical that kills fungi or prevents them from growing.
chemicals used to kill unwanted fungi.