Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide

{Sponsored} Backed by Science, Proven in Production

We share a common passion with growers: to cultivate stronger plants, lasting beauty and real results. For more than a decade, that passion has been the driving force behind the Intrinsic® brand fungicide portfolio — Pageant® Intrinsic brand fungicideEmpress® Intrinsic brand fungicide and Orkestra® Intrinsic brand fungicide. These products, powered by the active ingredient pyraclostrobin, offer superior plant protection through a combination of broad-spectrum disease control and plant health benefits in the form of increased growth efficiency and increased tolerance to stress.

Advantages of Intrinsic

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The Science Behind Plant Health

Plant health effects associated with pyraclostrobin were first observed on agronomic grain crops. Growers reported seeing increased yields and increased drought tolerance in plants that had been treated with pyraclostrobin-based fungicides. Extensive laboratory studies in Germany and the United States proved that the active ingredient, pyraclostrobin, improved disease control and improves plant health through inhibition of mitrochondrial respiration — in both fungal pathogens AND plants.

So what does mitrochondrial respiration have to do with anything? Well, in pathogenic fungi it’s simple. If you remember anything from high school biology, you might recall that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. Mitochondrial respiration is basically a set of metabolic reactions that convert the energy stored in carbon sources (think sugars) into the fuel required for fungal growth. Long story short, pyraclostrobin (the active ingredient in Intrinsic brand fungicides) inhibits mitochondrial respiration and, as a result, the fungal cells can’t supply the energy they need to keep growing — so they die.

In plants, it’s a little more complicated. Pyraclostrobin still inhibits mitochondrial respiration, but because a plant’s primary source of energy comes from sunlight, decreasing respiration can actually have a positive effect on plant growth. Pyraclostrobin jumpstarts a cascade of positive metabolic changes in the plant.

Intrinsic
[adjective]  belonging naturally; essential

This combination of disease control, stress reduction and increased growth efficiency is intrinsically tied to pyraclostrobin. Not all fungicides are created equal, and Intrinsic brand fungicides provide a difference you can see. The Intrinsic difference is backed by science — these were the first fungicide solutions recognized by the EPA for their plant health benefits. But even more importantly, the Intrinsic difference has been proven in production, by you, the growers.

In greenhouse and nursery crops, Intrinsic plant health benefits can be seen in the form of superior disease control, improved callus formation, increased root density, improved plant quality, and increased tolerance to cold, heat and drought stress. To see the greatest plant health benefits, apply Intrinsic brand fungicides regularly throughout production — before stress happens. So let’s put down our roots, watch them grow, and together, we’ll be Pioneers of Plant Health.

The Power to Withstand Stress

Dianthus treated with Pageant, Heritage WDG and nontreated Dianthus
Dianthus treated with Pageant® 12oz Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide, Heritage WDG, and nontreated dianthus. Courtesy of BASF Corp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits Proven in Propagation

Geranium rooting 16 days after treatment from Pageant® 12oz Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide and Mural 7 fl oz. Courtesy of BASF Corporation
Geranium rooting 16 days after treatment from Pageant® 12oz Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide and Mural 7 fl oz. Courtesy of BASF Corp.
Geranium rooting 23 days after treatment from Pageant® 12oz Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide and Mural 7 fl oz. Courtesy of BASF Corporation
Geranium rooting 23 days after treatment from Pageant® 12oz Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide and Mural 7 fl oz. Courtesy of BASF Corp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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