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Fungicides, Carbamates

  1. H. Buschhaus

Published Online: 15 APR 2003

DOI: 10.1002/047126363X.agr093

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals

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Buschhaus, H. 2003. Fungicides, Carbamates. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .

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  1. Regulatory Affairs Europe, Aventis CropScience GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2003


Prothiocarb [N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)thiolcarbamate hydrochloride] was first described in 1975 as a fungicide for control of soil-borne Pythium spp. and Phytophthora spp. The marketing of this compound was stopped in 1978, and a close analogue, propamocarb hydrochloride [propyl 3(dimethylamino)propylcarbamate hydrochloride] was introduced in 1979. Propamocarb hydrochloride is a versatile, effective, and safe carbamate fungicide with specific activity against numerous Oomycete species, causing seed, seedling, root, foot, and stem rots and foliar diseases in numerous edible crops and ornamental plants. Propamocarb hydrochloride was discovered and developed by Shering AG. The mode of action is different from that of other Oomycete fungicides, and propamocarb hydrochloride effectively controls strains that have developed resistance to other fungicides. A full data package is available for propamocarb, but that for prothiocarb is incomplete.


  • propamocarb hydrochloride;
  • prothiocarb;
  • oomycete;
  • mode of action;
  • cholinesterase inhibitors