What is Anthracnose and is it dangerous to humans?
Anthracnose is a PLANT fungal disease and does not affect humans (other than growers income). Anthracnose affects many fruit crops and has been reported in most production regions throughout the world. Anthracnose is a very important disease because it can spread very quickly throughout a field. The primary source of inoculum is infected transplants. Researchers/Specialist at NCSU, through funding by NCSA, are developing systems to produce disease-free transplants. How devastating is the damage this year? Only a few growers in the sandhills region of N.C. have been diagnosed with severe cases of this disease. The severity of damage may have been magnified by hot, dry conditions at planting. What is this new chemical called QUADRIS(r)? Azoxystrobin, the active ingredient in QUADRIS(r), was derived from naturally occurring fungicides in certain species of edible, wood-decaying mushrooms. Chemical synthesis of azoxystrobin, a strobilurin, was done to produce sufficient quantities of this