from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A black powder, C9H18FeN3S6, used as an agricultural fungicide.
One of the most troublesome diseases affecting this species is anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, sometimes in association with other fungi, notably Botryodiplodia and Fusarium spp.; crop losses can sometimes amount to 70-80 per cent, but spraying at 10 day intervals with zineb or ferbam is stated to be effective.
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