Effect of borate on uptake and efficacy of an anti-sapstain treatment

IRG/WP 05-30380

Jianju Luo, Hua Chen, J J Morrell

The potential for using borates to enhance uptake and efficacy of propiconazole-based anti-sapstain chemicals was assessed on ponderosa pine sapwood wafers. Borates had no consistent effect on either net solution absorption or propiconazole distribution in the wood. Even small amounts of borate, however, markedly improved the performance of propiconazole against fungal discoloration. These results are consistent with previous tests of borate addition to other fungicides and highlight the potential for using less expensive ingredients to boost the performance of more costly biocides.

Keywords: Sapstain, ponderosa pine, propiconazole, borates, didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, DDAC

Conference: 05-04-24/28 Bangalore, India

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