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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.
Black bean aphid have re-infected plants and will need controlling with pirimicarb.
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.
Nielsen JB, Nielsen F (2000) Dermal in vitro penetration of methiocarb, paclobutrazol, and pirimicarb.