Friday, December 15, 2017 by Janine Acero
Carbendazim is a fungicide used against a range of fungal diseases including Septoria, Fusarium and Sclerotina. It is moderately persistent in soil and can be very persistent in water systems under certain conditions.
Carbendazim is also a nematicide, which makes it highly toxic to earthworms, while moderately toxic to honeybees and most aquatic organisms. In addition, it has been reported as a reproduction or developmental toxicant.
Carbendazim is characterized as colorless crystals or gray to white powder. It is usually supplied as a soluble concentrate mixed with water and applied as a spray, as a drench, or pre-planting dip.
According to the open chemistry database PubChem, carbendazim may cause genetic defect and damage fertility or the unborn child. In addition, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified carbendazim as Group C: “Possible Human Carcinogen.”
Carbendazim poisoning may adversely affect the liver, kidneys, and spleen.
Carbendazim is applied to beans, Macadamia nuts, lentils, chickpeas, strawberries, sugarcane and cereal grains. It is effective against husk spot, chocolate spot, gray mold, green mold and crown rot.
Some related substances to carbendazim include epoxiconazole and flusilazole. It also goes by other trade names and synonyms, such as Bavistin, BCM, Benomyl, Carbamic acid, Carbendazime, Delsene, Derosal, E-965, Equitdazin, Karbendazim, Kemdazin and Pillarstin, among others.
The Pesticide Properties DataBase lists down some of the products that contain carbendazim as an active ingredient, such as:
Meanwhile, some examples of manufacturers that supply such products include:
Avoid products that use carbendazim as an active ingredient. Handlers, mixers and applicators of carbendazim may be exposed to its fumes in the workplace. The following are some protective measures to avoid any contact with carbendazim:
Always keep any chemical separated from bases, food and feedstuffs.
Carbendazim is a fungicide used against fungal pathogens such as husk spot, chocolate spot, gray mold, green mold and crown rot.
Carbendazim is also a nematicide, which makes it highly toxic to earthworms.
Carbendazim may damage fertility or the unborn child. The EPA has classified carbendazim as Group C: “Possible Human Carcinogen.”
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