In the United States alone, more than fifty-five million acres of crop land are planted annually with corn seed that has been treated with Captan® (Mercaptan, a powder fungicide). This means that more that 1,230,000 pounds of Captan® are applied to the soil each year.
Denis C. McGee, Joseph S. Burris, John Lach, Paramjeet S. Grover, Roman Bilous
Year of Grant Completion
McGee, Denis C.; Burris, Joseph S.; Lach, John; Grover, Paramjeet S.; and Bilous, Roman, "Seed coating with environmentally acceptable polymers as an alternative to fungicide treatment of corn and soybeans" (1993). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 36.