Pesticides: Captan
Pesticide Classification
__ Herbicide _X Fungicide
__ Insecticide/Miticide
__ Molluscicide __ Repellent
Properties Properties Properties
__ Selective
__ Non-selective

__ Pre-emergent
__ Post-emergent

__ Systemic
__ Contact
_X Broad Spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
_X Non-systemic

_X Protectant
__ Eradicant
__ Synthetic
__ Biological
__ Oil
__ Soap
__ Botanical
__ Other
__ Broad-spectrum
__ Specific

__ Systemic
__ Non-systemic

__ Contact poison
__ Stomach poison
__ Other

Common Brand Names:

Bonide Captan 50% WP
Hi-Yield Captan 50% WP

Chemical Action and Usages: Captan is a wettable powder (WP) fungicide specially formulated to mix easily with water to control fungus diseases on fruits and ornamentals. It is used to control botrytis, leaf spots, powdery mildew, rots and is especially effective on cedar apple rust on fruit trees. It is also used as a seed treatment on vegetables and as a pre-plant treatment on gladioli and tuberous begonias. Captan may also be used to control damping-off and seedling blight of certain ornamental cuttings in greenhouses. It is also limited use on lawns and turf.

Cautions/Instructions: Read the label carefully of the brand you have selected. Apply the product according to the directions on the label. Agitate or shake the spray tank repeatedly during application to keep the chemical in suspension.

Toxicity: Can cause significant skin and eye irritation in humans, but is otherwise of low toxicity. Low toxicity to birds. Low dermal/high oral toxicity to bees, high toxicity to fish.