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  • n. A carbamate insecticide used to control aphids by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase activity.


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  • Control of pests is normally by chemicals, eg carbofuran or aldicarb in the furrows before planting for soil pests, and foliar sprays of methomyl or carbaryl for insects attacking foliage; pirimicarb is used against aphids.

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  • Black bean aphid have re-infected plants and will need controlling with pirimicarb.

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  • Recent rain has increased the risk of mycosphaerella so these crops have been sprayed with fungicide plus pirimicarb insecticide to combat large numbers of aphids.

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  • Nielsen JB, Nielsen F (2000) Dermal in vitro penetration of methiocarb, paclobutrazol, and pirimicarb.

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