Common name carbendazim (BSI, E-ISO); carbendazime ((f) F-ISO); carbendazol (JMAF)
IUPAC name methyl benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate
Chemical Abstracts name methyl 1H-benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate
Other names MBC; BMC
CAS RN [10605-21-7]
Biochemistry Inhibits beta-tubulin synthesis.
Mode of action Systemic fungicide with protective and curative action. Absorbed through the roots and green tissues, with translocation acropetally. Acts by inhibiting development of the germ tubes, the formation of appressoria, and the growth of mycelia.
Uses Control of Septoria, Fusarium, Erysiphe and Pseudocercosporella in cereals; Sclerotinia, Alternaria and Cylindrosporium in oilseed rape; Cercospora and Erysiphe in sugar beet; Uncinula and Botrytis in grapes; Cladosporium and Botrytis in tomatoes; Venturia and Podosphaera in pome fruit, and Monilia and Sclerotinia in stone fruit. Application rates vary from 120-600 g/ha, depending on crop. A seed treatment (0.6-0.8 g/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 (0.3-0.5 g/l).
Compatibility Incompatible with alkaline materials.