Intrinsic is the umbrella brand for all products (current and future) that are labeled for disease control and plant health. The first initiative under the Intrinsic brand is based on the active ingredient pyraclostrobin. In the future, the Intrinsic brand of products will expand to include formulation enhancers and formulation technology.
Intrinsic brand fungicides, Insignia® SC Intrinsic™ brand fungicide, Honor® Intrinsic™ brand fungicide, Empress™ Intrinsic™ brand fungicide and Pageant® Intrinsic™ brand fungicide improve plant health, not just through superior, broad-spectrum control of fungal diseases, but also through improved tolerance to stress and increased efficiency of plant processes. This enables plants to better withstand disease and a multitude of environmental stresses, resulting in improved turf and plant quality.
Intrinsic brand fungicides improve plant health through inhibition of mitochondrial respiration in both fungal diseases and plants. In fungi, inhibition of mitochondrial respiration prevents the breakdown of carbon required for production of energy to fuel fungal growth. This results in death of the fungi and is the disease control benefit.
In plants, the inhibition of mitochondrial respiration causes a cascade of positive events that can result in improved tolerance to stresses and increased efficiency of plant physiological processes. Inhibition of mitochondrial respiration by pyraclostrobin results in: