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Title: Strobilurins-a novel co-biocide for copper-based wood protection

Source: fplrip-4723-027-MSU-Strobilurins-Tang-Nicholas. 2 p.

Author(s)Tang, Juliet D.; Nicholas, Darrel D.

Publication Year: 2017  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract: The hypothesis for the proposed research arose from three observations: (1) wood treated with copper-based preservatives is susceptible to decay when attacked by copper-tolerant fungi, (2) copper removal is an energy intensive process (Tang et. al. 2013), and (3) strobilurins are agricultural fungicides that interfere with energy production (Bartlett et. al. 2002). This project will determine whether wood treated with a copper-strobilurin combination can be protected from decay fungi that are known to be copper tolerant. In addition, an enhancer of strobilurin actively (namely salicylhydroxamic acid, or SHAM) will be added to the copper-strobilurin treatment to determine if it increases protection against decay.

Keywords: strobilurin; copper; wood preservative; decay fungi

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 566 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/28/2017
RITS Product ID: 84173
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Tang, Juliet
Research Forest Products Technologist

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