Fluazinam is a protective broad-spectrum contact fungicide registered for agricultural use to control various soil-borne fungal pathogens on a variety of crops, such as peanuts, potatoes, beans, etc. It can be applied as a foliar spray or soil treatment, which is effective against a number of diseases caused by pathogenic fungi such as gray mold, downy mildew, melanose, scab, alternaria blotch, clubroot, sclerotinia blight, white root rot, violet root rot. Besides, it shows acaricidal property, which can fight against mites in citrus.
However, as a protective agent, fluazinam is neither systemic or curative, which functions by inhibiting spore germination and spore growth, and also the development of infection structures, thereby giving it protective action with a good residual effect. The anti-fungal property of fluazinam acts by disrupting the energy production of the fungus at multiple sites and therefore preventing resistance.