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PANAF 6

PRODUCT INFORMATION

PANAF 6 is a specially formulated fungicidal product to treat a variety of fungal infections.

 

TREATMENT FOR:

Brown spot, Powdery Mildew, Head blight in wheat, barley and oats, Root rot, Blight, White mold, Water mold and Grey mold.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Salycilic acid

 

DIRECTIONS

PANAF 6 can be applied through conventional ground

equipment, aerial application, or through properly equipped irrigation systems.

 

PANAF 6 can be tank mixed with water.

Soil Application: 1L per hectare.

Leave Application: 1L per hectare.

 

MIXING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use 200 part water to 1 part PANAF 6 - 1:200.
  2. Put 200 parts water in a tank.
  3. Add 1 part PANAF 6 to water in tank.
  4. Mix the water with the PANAF 6.
  5. Repeat when necessary.

PANAF 6 - ANTI-FUNGAL

One need only reflects on the devastating affect that potato blight had on Ireland in the 19th century where some 15% of the Irish population died of starvation to realize the severity of this problem. Researchers from the University of Oxford have estimated that currently some 125 million tons of the top five food crops – rice, wheat, maize, potatoes and soya beans are damaged annually by fungal infections. The lost yield could have fed some 600 million people, and the loss of rice, wheat and maize alone costs the industry $60 billion per annum. The study group estimated that in 70% of cases where infectious disease causes extinction of a type of animal or plant, an emerging species of fungus is behind the problem, and it appears that this tendency is increasing. Prof. Sarah Gurr concluded that: "Crop losses due to fungal attack challenge food security and threaten biodiversity, yet we are woefully inadequate at controlling their emergence and proliferation. …”

However, it now appears that even certified seeds are infected with fungi, as can be seen from the slide on right. The effect is that these fungi attack and damage new seedling root and consequently seeds do not grow. Farmers experience a germination rate of as low as 50%.

PANAF 6 BENEFITS

  1. Due to the liposomal base of the formula it offers rapid penetration through the thick and generally assumed to be impenetrable cell wall and also rapid acceptance thereof by the cell membrane, followed by transference beyond this barrier.
  2. The very lipidic nature of the formula overcomes the hydrophobic barrier of the outer surface of the target fungus.
  3. Due to the polygenic and multi-cite nature of the formula, the risk of drug resistance is low.
  4. This is compounded by the obscuring role played by the ANODS, were the barrier functions are not exposed to the active ingredients, and therefore makes complete elimination of drug resistance possible
  5. Because all ingredients are natural plant derivatives, it will qualify as “organic” product
  6. None of the ingredients are toxic and the products are therefore non-toxic and safe.
  7. It therefore will also be environmentally safe and will not disrupt the ecology
  8. There will be minimal damage to the “good” and vital microbes in the soil
  9. The varied selection of active ingredients makes this formula a “broad spectrum” anti-fungal
  10. The product also serves as anti-fungal, fungicidal as well as fungi static.
  11. The formula is varied and can be adapted to serve as inoculant for preventative purposes as well as foliar application.
  12. There is no substance that may cause cytotoxicity and consequently foliar damage will be eliminated

The retention of ANODS in the cell wall and cell membrane can be clearly seen from a photo taken of the above fungus after 24 hours.

 

IN VITRO STUDIES

Our initial tests of the formula on a variety of fungi were highly encouraging and we share these results below. However, it stands to reason that extensive in vitro studies will now be necessary to confirm the behaviour of the above formula on as wide a scope of fungal families as possible.

EXPERIMENT 1. As we are not equipped to identify the various fungal families, it is not possible to name the particular strain used in the video on the right.

EXPERIMENT 2. The objective of this experiment was to confirm the penetrating potential of the formula to the cell wall of a fungus. In the photos below the presence of ANODS are clearly noticeable inside the Cell wall after 1 hour. After 24 hours this wall was severely damaged and disrupted.

EXPERIMENT 3. The objective of this experiment was to observe whether severe damage to the cell wall of a fungus was possible. The photo below shows a fungus where after 24 hours the cell wall has been completely eradicated and is now only left with a plasma membrane. This photo also shows large numbers of ANODS in what remains of the inside of the fungus.

CONTACT US

Pan African Farms

31A Unie Street

Parys

RSA 9585

 

Tel. +27 56 817 6489