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Maneb

General Information

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  • Uses: Targets various downy mildews, late blights, leaf spots, root rots, twig and blossom blights, seedling diseases, fruit molds/rots, root rots, and leaf/stem blights in agricultural crops including almond, apple, banana, bean (dry), broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage (including Chinese cabbage), cauliflower, collard, corn (sweet and pop), cranberry, cucumber, eggplant, endive, fig, garlic, grape, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce (head and leaf), melon (cantaloupe, casaba, crenshaw, honeydew, and watermelon), mustard greens, onion (dry bulb and green), papaya, pepper, potato, pumpkin, squash (summer and winter), sugar beet, tomato, and turnip grown for greens, barley, corn (field), cotton, flaxseed, oat, potato, rice, rye, safflower, sorghum, and wheat, also used in greenhouses, nurseries, and sod farms.
  • Alternatives: Organic agriculture
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Probable (15), Yes (21)
  • Endocrine Disruption: Probable (5), Yes (36)
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (4)
  • Neurotoxicity: Yes (18)
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Yes (4)
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (4)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (18)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Yes (27)
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Yes (4)
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information