Group 3 fungicide
Mode of Action
Tilt contains 250 g/L of propiconazole, a sterol biosynthesis inhibitor. It has preventive activity, and is primarily active on mycelium with some anti-sporulant activity. However, it has no activity on spore germination.
Tilt works on leaf surfaces first, where it penetrates and protects the plant from disease. As Tilt dries on the leaf surface, it creates a protective barrier against disease. In addition to superior leaf-surface protection, Tilt penetrates and translocates, preventing disease development throughout the plant.
Uptake and Movement in Plants:
- Readily absorbed by green plant tissue
- Moves across the leaf (translaminar movement)
- Moves up into the contacted leaf (acropetal movement)
For resistance management, please note that Tilt contains a Group 3 fungicide. Any fungal population may contain individuals naturally resistant to Tilt and other Group 3 fungicides. A gradual or total loss of pest control may occur over time if these fungicides are used repeatedly in the same fields. Other resistance mechanisms that are not linked to site of action but specific for individual chemicals, such as enhanced metabolism, may also exist. Appropriate resistance management strategies should be followed.