Chemical Name: 2-dimethylamino-5,6-dimethylpyrimidin-4-yldimethylcarbamate
Pirimicarb is separated from other components by gas chromatography on a SE-30 column and determined by flame ionisation detection using n-nonadecane as internal standard.
Pirimicarb (Pirimor, Zeneca) is an effective and very specific aphid control. Most of the pirimicarb projects identified are representative crops needed for crop groupings (leafy vegetables, leafy and heading Brassica's).
Mode of action:
The active ingredient pirimicarb is a selective systemic insecticide with contact, stomach, and respiratory action. Pirimicarb is absorbed by the roots and translocated through the xylem. Pirimicarb penetrates the leaves, but is not translocated extensively.
The insecticide pirimicarb is a selective aphicide used in a wide range of crops, including cereals and oilseeds (at 125-250 g/ha), potatoes and other vegetables (at 125-375 g/ha), fruit (at 250-750 g/ha), ornamentals and other non-food uses (at 50-500 g/ha). Pirimicarb is effective against organophosphorus-resistant Myzus persicae .