Definition of captan in English:

captan

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Pronunciation: /ˈkapt(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A synthetic fungicide and insecticide derived from a mercaptan.
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    • Examples of fungicides include captan, maneb, zeneb, dinocap, folpet, pentachlorphenol, methyl bromide, carbon bisulfide, and chlorothalonil (Bravo).
    • The seed treatment fungicides with the highest toxicity level to Rhizobium inoculants are captan and thiram.
    • Although captan and thiram are beneficial in suppressing leather rot, they will not provide adequate control if an epidemic develops.

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