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Enhancing Plant Physiology: Improved CO2 Assimilation
Aug 18, 2009
Enhancing Plant Physiology
CO2 assimilation is one part of the process of photosynthesis. Plants require water, light and carbon dioxide to produce energy during photosynthesis, and the more efficient a plant is at fixing carbon during the dark reaction of photosynthesis, the more efficient it is at producing energy.
Azoxystrobin is responsible for improving the assimilation of carbon dioxide (CO2), which enhances plant photosynthesis. Azoxystrobin essentially enhances the plant’s ability to produce energy for a crop. This means more efficient use of the sun’s energy, resulting in a healthier plant and higher yields.
This photo demonstrates that plants treated with fungicide remain green longer than do untreated plants. Treated plants are able to utilize the sun's energy in the process of photosynthesis longer and put more photoassimilants into corn development (greater yields)
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