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Benomyl 50%WP

Benomyl (also marketed as Benlate) is a fungicide introduced in 1968 by DuPont. Benomyl binds to microtubules, interfering with cell functions, such as meiosis and intracellular transportation. The selective toxicity of benomyl as a fungicide is possibly due to its heightened effect on fungal rather than mammalian microtubules.

Function:
It is a systemic benzimidazole fungicide that is selectively toxic to microorganisms and invertebrates, especially earthworms.

Uses and Dosage:

 

Crop

Pests

Rate of use

Application

Asparagus

Stem wilt

266.7-333.3  mg/kg

Spray

Pear tree

Pear scab

250-500 mg/kg

Citrus

Citrus scab

833-1000 mg/kg

 

Benifits:
•Benomyl is of such a low toxicity to mammals, it has been impossible to administer doses large enough to establish an LD50.
•Benomyl binds strongly to soil and does not dissolve in water to any great extent.

Note:
Benomyl maybe lead new born baby to anophthalmia or other birth defects.



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