fungicide

noun
fun·​gi·​cide | \ ˈfən-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə-\

Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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Employ the use of a botanical fungicide like neem oil for lower toxicity. oregonlive.com, "Why isn’t this wisteria blooming? Ask an expert," 16 Aug. 2019 Application of a turf fungicide is recommended, as leaf spots and root rot are very common with new sod due to the frequent watering and rains. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Summer is a good time to add sod — in sunny spots," 10 Aug. 2019 For hybrid tea roses resume the weekly application of a fungicide and an insecticide. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Yeah, it feels wrong, but it’s time to plant your winter vegetables," 30 Aug. 2019 Reduce rot problems at any time by applying a lawn fungicide shortly after adding new sod. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Let healthy cherry tomato plants continue to produce," 24 Aug. 2019 Also, make sure there is plenty of open space around the plant for air to circulate, soil should be well-draining, and use a fungicide in the spring when shoots break the ground. oregonlive, "Avoid overhead watering to keep fungus off peonies: Ask an expert," 12 Sep. 2019 If the plants are hybrid tea roses, resume your weekly insecticide and fungicide spray program. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "It’s time to prep your roses, San Antonio," 16 Aug. 2019 Systemic fungicides found at local garden centers and labeled for rust control offer the best treatment for the fungus. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Summer is a good time to add sod — in sunny spots," 10 Aug. 2019 If needed, a fungicide for leaf spot could be applied, following label instructions. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Zinnias can be added to summer gardens in Florida," 27 July 2019

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First Known Use of fungicide

1878, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near fungicide

fungible

fungic

fungicidal

fungicide

fungid

fungiform

funginert

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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 How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

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 How to pronounce fungicide (audio) , ˈfəŋ-gə- How to pronounce fungicide (audio) \

Medical Definition of fungicide

: an agent that destroys fungi or inhibits their growth

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