Reliant is a systemic fungicide which has both xylem and phloem mobility, in that it will move throughout all parts of plants. It will move from plant roots into the newly emerging shoots and conversely from new shoots into the root system. Reliant is absorbed by all plant tissue regardless of where or how it is it is applied and is directly fungistatic, in that it slows the growth of the disease pathogen and inhibits the formation of new spores by the pathogen.
This very complex mode of action can be simplified into making the plant more “robust healthy, ready to withstand pathogen attack” and environmental stress. Other physiological effects observed after applications of Reliant to various plant species are: bigger blooms, increase in color or intensity of color of both leaves and blooms, initiation of root growth, larger fruit set or increase on fruit set, auxiliary bud break and a very pronounced observable overall increase in plant health and vigor.