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  • Zineb (zinc ethylene bisdithiocarbamate) belongs to thiocarbamate group and has the widest application in protection of tobaccos, vegetables and fruits.
  • Zineb is registered as a general use pesticide by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Some trade names include Zinc ethylenebisdithiocarbamate (EBDC), Chem Zineb, Devizeb, Discon-Z, Dithane Z-78, Lodaco, Mancozan, Parazate, Parzate, Tiezene, Zebtox, Ziden, Zinosan, Aspor, Dipher, Hexathane, Kypzin and Lonacol.
  • Zineb is a light-colored powder or crystal. It decomposes when exposed to light, heat, and moisture.
  • Zineb is produced by reacting ethylene bis(dithiocarbamate) sodium salt, nabam, with zinc sulfate. This can be carried out by mixing nabam and zinc sulfate in the spray tank
  • Zineb is used to protect fruit and vegetable crops from a wide range of foliar and other diseases. It is available in the U.S. as wettable powder and dust formulations.
  • Zineb is an organic fungicide from the thiocarbamate group, which after some time, depending on climatic conditions, disintegrates to elementary zinc.Zineb uses for eradication of wheat rust on grapevine, potatoes, hops, tobacco and tomato, than for eradication of rust disease and cause of spots on different farm and truck farm cultures.
  • Zineb is also used for eradication of sooty scabs on apples and pears, as well as porosity of leaves, monilia on peach, plum, cherry and apricot.
  • Zineb that contains zinc and which is used for protection of fruit, vegetables and tobacco in order to suppress phytopathogenic and saprophytic fungi, induces recessive, lethal X-linked mutations in all germ cell lines (in premeiotic - spermatocytes as well as in postmeiotic - spermatids and spermatozoids).
  • Zineb plays vital roles in vision, epithelial differentiation, growth, reproduction, pattern formation during embryogenesis, bone development, hematopoiesis and brain development. It is also important for the maintenance of the proper functioning of the immune system.
  • Zineb can irritate the eyes on contact. Skin contact can cause irritation. Prolonged exposure may cause redness and a skin rash.
  • Inhaling Zineb can irritate the nose and throat causing coughing and wheezing.  Exposure to Zineb can cause headache, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
  • The residues of Zineb in food and fodder are harmful and can also go through soil and leach into the ground water.
  • Zineb is closely related to another fungicide, maneb, as they are both in the same chemical class, ethylene-bis dithiocarbamates (EBDCs).

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