Captan

Captan is an excellent general-purpose fungicide that protects against a wide range of fungi that threaten crops. It has a broad spectrum of activity and works extremely well under a wide range of growing and weather conditions. It also performs strongly and consistently in widely varied soil types. Captan has a strong record of used and crop safety, efficacy and value. Captan fungicide is a micro-fine wettable powder for use in water as a spray for the control of certain fungus diseases of turf, fruit, and ornamental crops. This product is also used as a vegetable seed treatment for the control of certain seed rots and damping-off diseases.

Captan has been used for decades to help protect fruits and vegetables. Captan is fungicide used to control diseases of many fruit and ornamental and vegetable crops. It is also used as a spray, root dip or seed treatment, to protect young plants against rot and damping off. Captan is also used as a fungicide in wallpaper pastes and in hormone rooting powders. It has also been used in the veterinary industry for treating dermatitis. For many years it was used as a preservative in cosmetics as well. Below is the applications in fruits and vegetables.

- Raspberries: used as foliar application for control of anthracnose, Botrytis fruit rot and spur blight.
- Blackberries: same use as raspberries.
- Blueberries: the North American Blueberry Council gathered the residue data required to support the continued registration of captan on blueberries.
- Dewberries: same use as raspberries.
- Celery: used as plant bed drench or spray to control damping off. The field use (foliar application) has been cancelled.
- Eggplant: used as a plant bed or flat treatment as a drench or spray to
control damping off. The field use (foliar application) has been cancelled.
- Peppers and Pimentos: used as a plant bed treatment as a drench or spray
to control damping off. The field use (foliar application) has been cancelled.
- Lettuce: used as a foliar fungicide to control anthracnose and downy mildew.
- Mangoes: used as a foliar fungicide to control Cercospora leaf spot or blotch, and use as a postharvest dip or spray to control post-harvest molds and storage rots, including Botrytis.
- Green Onions: used as a foliar application to control Botrytis.
- Spinach: used as a preplant soil treatment for control of damping off.
- Taro: used as a preplant soil treatment to prevent Pythium soft rot of corms.