Colloidal Sulfur

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sulfur, Colloidal


a grayish yellow powder containing 70–90 percent finely dispersed elemental sulfur, 8–25 percent moisture, and a small amount of surface-active agents and filler. Colloidal sulfur is used in plant protection to combat fungal diseases, as well as harmful herbivorous mites and ticks.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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