OxiPhos delivers a unique dual mode of action to maximize crop protection
against devasting oomycetes pathogens, like Pythium (root rots/blights), Phytophthora, and downy mildew. OxiPhos is EPA-registered for a wide array of agricultural and horticultural crops. OxiPhos is approved for ground sprays, chemigation, in-furrow, and postharvest uses on select crops.
OxiPhos improves plant absorption of soluble potassium salts, also called potassium phosphite, which metabolize inside the plants to form phosphorus acid. As OxiPhos mobilizes within the plant, the phosphorus acid inhibits the mitochondria from producing vital energy for the cells and blocks essential pathogen enzymes that limit pathogen growth directly.
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) oxidizes the target pathogen's cell membranes on contact through oxidation-reduction (redox). This process involves the transfer of electrons between the hydrogen peroxide and the pathogen which irrevocably damages the cell structure and kills it. Hydrogen peroxide’s high oxidation potential makes this one of the quickest inactivations of pathogen cells.