fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd, ˈfəŋ-gə-\

Definition of fungicide 

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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Insecticides are used for insect control, herbicides are used in weed control and fungicides control fungal organisms. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to keep insects, weeds and diseases out of your South Louisiana garden," 24 May 2018 If this happens, use one of the systemic fungicides labeled for rust. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cannas take to the summer sun," 5 July 2018 If lichens need control, a copper-containing fungicide specific for figs or a general fruit tree use can be applied to reduce their growth following label instructions. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Caterpillar invasion isn't end for healthy tree," 14 July 2018 One that organic gardeners all over the world know is the fungicide Bordeaux mix, with copper sulfate as the main ingredient. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Trip to Bordeaux wine country is an educational experience," 13 July 2018 After centuries of growing grapes and using this fungicide, copper has built up in the soil in France and other wine producing countries. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Trip to Bordeaux wine country is an educational experience," 13 July 2018 There is not much to do now to help your tree, as fungicide treatments are generally not warranted and rarely provide complete control. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Fungal diseases may be cause of brown spots on tree leaves," 26 June 2018 If needed, a copper fungicide can also be applied, following label instructions to reduce lichens. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Prune blueberry bushes after fruiting," 23 June 2018 For example, pest-repellent copper strips line the beds; copper fungicide is sprayed on the produce; beds are filled with organic Laughing Buddha soil mix from Bogalusa. Kendra Parks, NOLA.com, "High above the Morial Convention Center, a rooftop garden grows fresh food for conventioneers," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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fungicide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fungicide

: a substance that kills fungi

fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd \

Kids Definition of fungicide

: a substance used to kill fungi

Other Words from fungicide

fungicidal \ ˌfən-​jə-​ˈsī-​dᵊl \ adjective

fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd, ˈfəŋ-gə- \

Medical Definition of fungicide 

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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