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Quick Reference Guide for Foliar Fungicides1

Megan M. Dewdney2

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This reference guide provides quick access to foliar fungicide recommendations from the Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide. Also included are guidelines for fungicide resistance management.

Fungicide Resistance Management

Fungicide resistance is now problematic in Florida citrus groves, with documented strobilurin resistance causing control failure of Alternaria brown spot. These guidelines apply to all fungicides and all fungal diseases.

  • Make no more than the recommended number of sequential applications of any fungicide without alternating to another fungicide with a different mode of action (FRAC codes). To conserve fungicide efficacy, it is recommended to rotate modes of action with each application.

  • Do not make more than the maximum number of applications of any fungicide class combined in a year for all diseases, and never exceed maximum label rates per acre per year.

  • Control measures should begin before disease development and continue as indicated by recommended disease management practices. For guidance, consult the Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide (



This document is PP275, one of a series of the Plant Pathology Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 2010. Revised July 2013, January 2014, December 2015, and July 2016. Visit the EDIS website at


Megan M. Dewdney, associate professor, Plant Pathology Department; UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Lake Alfred, FL 33850.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension.