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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names include Dithane, Dithane-Ultra, Fore, Green-Daisen M, Karamate, Mancofol, Mancozeb, Mancozin, Manzate 200, Manzeb, Manzin Nemispor, Nemispot, Policar, Riozeb, and Zimaneb.

Regulatory Status: Mancozeb is a practically nontoxic ethylene bisdithiocarbamate in EPA toxicity class IV - practically nontoxic. It is registered as a General Use Pesticide (GUP). Labels for products containing mancozeb must bear the Signal Word CAUTION.

Chemical Class: ethylene(bis) dithiocarbamate

Introduction: Mancozeb is used to protect many fruit, vegetable, nut and field crops against a wide spectrum of fungal diseases, including potato blight, leaf spot, scab (on apples and pears), and rust (on roses). It is also used for seed treatment of cotton, potatoes, corn, safflower, sorghum, peanuts, tomatoes, flax, and cereal grains. Mancozeb is available as dusts, liquids, water dispersible granules, as wettable powders, and as ready-to-use formulations. It may be commonly found in combination with zineb and maneb.

Formulation: Mancozeb is available as dusts, liquids, water-dispersible granules, wettable powders, and ready-to-use formulations. It is commonly found in combination with zineb and maneb.

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Basic Manufacturer:

DuPont Agricultural Products
Walker's Mill, Barley Mill Plaza
P.O.Box 80038
Wilmington, DE 19880-0038


References for the information in this PIP can be found in Reference List Number 4

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