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Revised June 1996


Trade and Other Names: Trade names for products containing ziram include AAprotect, AAvolex, Antene, Attivar, Carbazinc, Corozate, Cuman, Drupine, Fuklasin, Fungostop, Mezene, Milbam, Pomarsol Z Forte, Prodaram, Tricarbamix, Triscabol, Z C Spray, Zerlate, Zincmate, Zinkcarbamate, Ziram, Zirasan, Zirbeck and Zirex. The compound may be found in formulations with other fungicides such as bitertanol, dodine, myclobutanil, thiram, and zineb.

Regulatory Status: Ziram is a General Use Pesticide (GUP) in the U.S. Ziram is a slightly to moderately toxic compound, EPA toxicity class III. Ziram carries the Signal Word DANGER on its label due to eye irritation hazard.

Chemical Class: dithiocarbamate

Introduction: Ziram is an agricultural dithiocarbamate fungicide used on a wide variety of plant fungi and diseases. It may be applied to the foliage of plants, but it is also used as a soil and/or seed treatment. Ziram is used primarily on almonds and stone fruits. It is also used as an accelerator in rubber manufacturing, packaging materials, adhesives, and textiles. Another use of the compound is as a bird and rodent repellent. Ziram is often marketed as a wettable powder or as granules. Granules or grains are sifted into water and agitated prior to application.

Formulation: Ziramis often marketed as a wettable powder or as granules. Granules or grains are sifted into water and agitated prior to application.

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Basic Manufacturer:

FMC Corporation
Agricultural Chemicals Group
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103


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

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