- Action: systemic fungicide with protective and curative actions
- Uses: control of a wide range of diseases on cereals, fruits, grape, oilseed rape, sugar beet, ornamentals and vegetables. Application rates vary from 120 - 600g/ha depending on crop. A seed treatment (0.6 - 0.8g/kg) will control Tilletia, Ustilago, Fusarium and Septoria in cereals and Rhizoctonia in cotton. Also shows activity
against storage diseases of fruit as a dip (0.3 - 0.5g/L). In addition, it can be used as a mildew-proofing agent in textiles, papermaking, leather and paint.
Carbendazim is a fungicide in its own right as well being as the main metabolite of other fungicides such as benomyl and thiophanate-methyl.
Carbendazim is used to control a wide range of fungi, including Ascomycetes, Fungi Imperfecti and numerous Basidiomycetes, which result in plant diseases such as: leaf spots, blotches and blights; fruit spots and rots; sooty molds; scabs; bulb, corn and tuber decays; blossom blights; powdery mildews; certain rusts; and common soilborne crown and root rots. It is used on cereals, cotton, grapes, bananas and other fruit, ornamentals, plantation crops, sugar beet, soybeans, tobacco, turf, vegetables, mushrooms, and many other crops under most climatic conditions worldwide.
Registered carbendazim usage specifies rates from 0.2 to 2.0 kg a.i./ha and applications from once per year to spray intervals ranging from 7 to 14 days.
A key limitation to the use of carbendazim and other benzimidazoles is the development of fungal resistance. Resistance management can be achieved by using carbendazim in combination as a tank mix or alternately with other non-benzimidazole fungicides.
Carbendazim is formulated as an aqueous dispersion, aqueous suspension, flowable water dispersible granules and a wettable powder.