Athos is a fungicide based on micro-organisms and orange oil, its main use being in controlling a wide range of diseases, including foliar cereal diseases, such as fusariosis, snow mould, brown rust, yellow rust, leaf tearing, barley stripe, net blotch, barley and rye scald, Septoria leaf spot, white mould in the case of sunflower and rapeseed.
The micro-organisms in Athos are competing with pathogenic agents located on roots both for space and for nutrients like iron. The immune systems of plants can also be supported by Azospirillium for better endurance in the case of pathogenic attacks, by way of induced systemic resistance.
Athos is a mix of micro-organisms, (endo- and ecto-) mycorrhizae, bacilli and fungi that fulfil diverse functions and have beneficial impact upon plants. As such, the ecosystem created by Athos ensures improved fertility, the growth of the germinative tube, while also inhibiting the development of spores and the attachment of fungi to the plant.