Promecarb is a non-systemic contact carbamate insecticide formerly used in the control of lepidopterous pests (butterflies and moths) and leaf miners in fruits, beans, grapes, onions and ornamentals.

There are no products containing promecarb currently registered for use in Australia.

Promecarb review

Status: Review Completed

In August 1993 the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) removed promecarb from Schedule 6 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP). This decision was based on concerns over the lack of supporting toxicological and residues data. Promecarb was included in Appendix M of the SUSDP; this appendix applied to ‘substances for which registration under agricultural and veterinary legislation cannot be supported by scheduling until further toxicological information becomes available’.

The APVMA (formerly the NRA) revoked the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) with effect from 31 December 1994 and withdrew the clearances and MRLs for promecarb in food commodities in June 2005.

APVMA promecarb archive

Title Date
Gazette Notice: Deletion of MRL from MRL Standard (PDF, 44kb) Jun 2005


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