Changes in Oocyte Numbers in the Ovotestis of Helix aspersa, After Experimental Exposure to the Fungicide Copper Oxychloride

05 Nov 2020

In agriculture throughout the world, great emphasis is placed on the protection of crops through the control of plant diseases. The broad spectrum fungicides, such as copper oxychloride (CU2CI)OH)3,) are the most popular chemicals used for this purpose in South African agriculture, on various crops, orchards and vineyards, Copper oxychloride is sprayed intensively at a rate of 1.25 - 7.5 kg.ha-1 with up to nine applications per season and affords crop protection against a wide range of diseases, including downy mildew, anthracnose and leaf spot. (Krause et al. 1996).