The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved PH-D fungicide for use on strawberries to manage Botrytis gray mold.

With a unique mode of action, polyoxin-D zinc salt controls the fungus by preventing cell wall construction via enzyme interference, according to a news release.

The fungicide belongs to the Fungicide Resistance Action Committee's Group 19 and has a zero-day preharvest interval in strawberries.

PH-D is marketed by Arysta LifeScience North America, Cary, N.C.