TOWER 72% WP
TOWER 72% WP is a fungicide that is classified as a carbamate in the chemical class and it contains Mancozeb 64% and metalaxyl 8% as the active ingredients. Mancizeb acts by contact action. It is fungitoxic when exposed to the air as it is converted to an isothiocyanate which inactivates the sulphahydral (SH) groups in enzymes of fungi. Sometimes the metals which are exchanged between mancozeb and fungi cause disturbances in the functioning of the enzymes. Metalaxyl on the other hand inhibits protein synthesis, growth and reproduction of fungi. It is applied at the rate of 50gm/20 litres of water or 2-3 kg/ha with an application interval of 10-14 days. Post harvest interval varies depending with the crop;tomatoes 14 days, potatoes; 7 days and french beans 10 days.
Target pests/pathogens downy mildew, early and late blight, leaf spot, anthracnose, rust,
Active ingredient(s) Mancozeb 64% + Metalaxyl 8%
Recommended application method Foliar
Normal recommended rate using this application method 50gm/20L
Normal mode of action systemic and contact
Country of origin Kenya