Boxer Gold

1 Trade nameManufacturerForm
BOXER GOLD HERBICIDESYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION PTY LIMITEDEC

2 PRICE:

$14.3/L

3 ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

S-metolachlor 120g/L + prosulfocarb 800g/L
Other ingredients: Copolymer butanol PO/PE, dodecyl-benzene sulfonic acid Ca-salt linear in isobutanol, heavy aromatic solvent naphtha (petroleum).

4 CHEMICAL GROUP: K,E

5 RELATED HERBICIDES:

DimensionDithiopyr 120g/L

6 GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

A selective, pre emergence, soil applied, root and shoot (coleoptile) absorbed, residual, upward-translocated herbicide. It controls some grasses, Toad Rush and a few broad leaved weeds in cereal and broad leaved crops.

7 APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Best results on clod and trash free, moist soil and incorporated mechanically within 7 days of spraying and 5-10 mm rain within 10 days.
Avoid cultivation that throws or concentrates herbicide in the seeding furrow.
Increase the level of incorporation under dry conditions.
Apply before or soon after the germination of seeds.
Add a knockdown herbicide if emerged weeds are present.
Plant crop seed below the herbicide band.
Poor weed control may occur where stubble or green weed covers more than 50% of the ground.

8 WEATHER:

Rainfast in 0 hours for pre-emergent activity. For post emergent activity on small grasses it is expected to be rainfast within 1-3 hours.
Frost effects: No effect.
Wind: Little effect.
Inversions: No significant off target effects expected but good practice is to avoid spraying in inversion conditions.
Temperature: No effect.
Delta T and relative humidity: No effect.
Soil moisture at application: Best results when soil is moist at time of spraying and rain to wet the top 2-4 cm follows within a week of spraying. In dry soils use more thorough mechanical incorporation. Avoid using on soils prone to water logging as increased crop damage may occur.

9 ADJUVANTS:

Wetting agents: Not required. Compatible with most wetting agents and can be used if partner pesticides require them.
Spray oils: Not required. Compatible with most spray oils and can be used if partner pesticides require them.

10 WATER QUALITY:

Hard water: Tolerates hard water.
Salty water: Tolerates salty water.
Colloids: Tolerates clay and colloids in water.
pH: Tolerates the normal range of field pH.
Tank life: Several weeks.

11 COMPATIBILITY:

Trace elements. Compatible with Ammonium nitrate (with constant agitation).
When tank mixed with glyphosate or diquat plus paraquat it improves the control of emerging-2 leaf Annual Ryegrass but reduced the control of larger Annual Ryegrass.
See HerbiGuide Compatibilities button.

12 EQUIPMENT:

Boom sprays:

Carrier volume: Minimum of 50 L/ha water (or 70 L/ha in minimum tillage situations) recommended on label. If using lower rates, ensure the equipment can deliver it evenly to the soil.
Nozzles: Flat fan. Nozzles delivering medium to very coarse droplets are recommended on the label. Use finer nozzles of using low carrier volumes.
Pressure: 150-400 kPa.

13 SPRAYER DECONTAMINATION:

Clean Up:
Clean soon after spraying to reduce the risk of forming dried deposits that may be difficult to remove.
Remove filters and clean separately. Triple rinse with water or water plus 0.25% wetting agent and run through boom.
Decontamination:
Remove filters and clean separately.
Rinse with water and drain.
Quarter fill the tank with an alkali detergent (eg 500 mL or g of Drive, Dynamo, Omo, or Surf per 100 L water) and circulate for at least 15 minutes then run through boom. Rinse twice with water.
Chlorine based cleaners are NOT recommended.

14 HERBICIDE RESISTANCE:

Tolerant plants are expected to occur and may dominate the weed population after repeated applications.
Controls group D resistant Annual Ryegrass.

15 REPLANTING INTERVALS:

CropTime
Susceptible crops9 months

16 WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

CropTypeTime
BarleyGrazing10 weeks
BarleyHarvestNot required
WheatGrazing10 weeks
WheatHarvestNot required

17 RE-ENTRY PERIOD:

Wear protective clothing if in contact with the crop before the spray has dried.

18 PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

Overalls, boots and washable hat. Use gloves and face shield when handling the concentrate.

19 SOIL:

Reduce stubble if more than 50% ground cover.
Crop damage more likely on sandy soils especially if heavy rain follows application.

20 MODE OF ACTION:

Thiocarbamates which inhibits mitosis and Amides which has diverse modes of action.

Uptake and translocation:

Absorbed mainly through the roots with some absorption through leaves and the coleoptile. Movement of the herbicide is mainly in the xylem and in an upward direction in the water flow.

Physiological effects:

Inhibits the growth of growing points (meristems) of germinating plants.

Residual Life and Breakdown:

21 SELECTIVITY:

Crop tolerance:

Selectivity is a combination of positioning the herbicide away from the crop seed and the physiological tolerance of the crop. Heavy rain, waterlogging, shallow sowing or deep incorporation of furrow collapse that exposes the crop seed to high levels of the herbicide is likely to lead to crop damage.

Varietal sensitivities:

Short coleoptile varieties are more likely to be damaged, especially if seed treatments or other pesticides that reduce coleoptile length have been applied.

Effect on Clover Species:

Little effect.

Effect on Medic Species:

Little effect.

Effect on Lucerne:

Little effect.

Effect on Native Plants:

Little effect.

22 DISEASE AND INSECT EFFECTS:

23 PLANT SYMPTOMS:

Susceptible plant may germinate but soon wilt and die. Roots are stunted.

SECONDARY EFFECTS:

24 TOXICITY:

Summary:

Low toxicity to mammals. Toxic to many aquatic organisms.

Details:

Poison schedule: S5
Mammalian toxicity: Low toxicity
Acute oral: Low toxicity. LD50: >2000 mg/kg (female rat), [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal: Low toxicity. LD50: > 2000 mg/kg (rat).
Skin: Moderately irritating (rabbit). Not a skin sensitiser (guinea pig)
Eye: Slight irritant (rabbit)
Vapour inhalation: Low toxicity. S-metolachlor 960g/L - LC50 (4 hr) > 4.06 mg/L air (rat). Prosulfocarb 800g/L - LC50 (4 hr) > 4.01 mg/L air (rat).
Chronic oral toxicity: NOEL mg/kg for two years.
Not carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic in animal studies (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems in animal tests).
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI):

Other Species:

Birds: toxicity.
Fish: Moderately toxic LC50 (96 hr) > 3.5 mg/L Rainbow trout.
Invertebrates: High toxicity. EC50 (48 hr) 0.56 mg/L (Water flea Daphnia magna).
Bees: toxicity.
Arthropods: toxicity.
Earthworms:
Algae: High toxicity. EC50 (96 hr) 0.113 mg/L (Green algae Selenastrum capricornutum).
Accumulation: Prosulfocarb bioaccumulates. S-metolachlor does not bioaccumulate.

25 TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

26 FIRST AID:

If SWALLOWED: Do NOT induce vomiting (contains aromatic solvents). Do NOT give anything by mouth to a semiconscious or unconscious patient.
If in EYES: Irrigate with plenty of water. Remove contact lenses and irrigate again. See a doctor immediately.
If on SKIN: Rinse with plenty of water, remove contaminated clothing, wash with soap and water. If skin irritation persists then see a doctor.
If INHALED: Remove patient to fresh air. Give artificial respiration if breathing stops. See a doctor.
Advice to doctor: Treat symptomatically. No specific antidote. Contains petroleum distillate and/or aromatic solvents. No case of human poisoning has been recorded.
Contact the Poisons Information Centre on 131126.

27 ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Half life in soil: Prosulfocarb is not persistent in soil. S-metolachlor is not persistent in soil.
Half life in water: days at pH5 and 35 C. Prosulfocarb is persistent in water. S-metolachlor is not persistent in water.
It has an EPA classification for soil mobility that ranges from
Prosulfocarb has slight mobility in soil. S-metolachlor has medium mobility in soil.
Ground water contamination
Accumulation in milk and tissues.
pH stability:
Photolysis rate:
Hydrolysis half life:
Biodegradation rate: Rapidly degraded and mineralised by micro organisms.

28 REGISTERED CROPS:

See HerbiGuide Species Solution tab.

29 REGISTERED WEEDS:

See HerbiGuide Species Solution tab.

30 REGULATION AND LEGAL:

UN number: 3082
CAS numbers: Prosulfocarb - 52888-80-9. S-metolachlor - 87392-12-9.
Hazchem code: 2X.
NOHSC classification: Hazardous. Irritating to eyes and skin.
Land transport:
Dangerous goods class (ADG): Not a dangerous good.
Sea transport:
Proper shipping name: Environmentally hazardous substance, Liquid, N.O.S. (Prosulfocarb and S-metolachlor)
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG):
Class: 9.
Packaging group: III
EPG:
Marine Pollutant.

31 PROPERTIES:

Colour: Yellowish to brown liquid.
Odour: Musty.
Form: Liquid. Emulsifiable concentrate.
Chemical name:
IUPAC
CAS
Empirical formula:
Water solubility: Emulsifiable in water.
Oil solubility:
Octanol:Water ratio: LogPow = at 25 C at pH 5;
Soil organic carbon absorption coefficient (Koc):
Vapour Pressure: at 25 C.
Dissociation constant: pKa
Melting point: C.
Boiling point: C.
Molecular weight:
Bulk density:
Specific gravity: 1.046 g/cm3 at 200C.
pH:
Flammability: Non flammable. Not explosive, Not oxidising. C1 combustible.
Flashpoint: 85 C at 10-1.5 kPa Pensky-Martens cc.
Autoignition: C.
Corrosivity: Not corrosive.
Shelf Life: years. Stable under standard conditions.
(When Stored under Ideal Conditions)
Dynamic viscosity: 32.1.mPa at 200C. 13.8 mPa at 400C

32 SPILLS:

Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Extinguish possible sources of ignition.
Absorb spill with earth, sand, clay or absorbent material and bury in a chemical disposal site.
Rinse spill area with a minimum quantity of water and detergent.
Ventilate area after cleanup.

33 FIRE:

Extinguish with water spray, foam, carbon dioxide or dry agent. Don't use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.
Toxic fumes and toxic black smoke may be released in fire. Wear breathing apparatus or avoid smoke.

34 COMMENTS:

35 REFERENCES:

Syngenta (2008) Boxer Gold label 61234/0108.

Syngenta (2008) MSDS January 2008.

Acknowledgments:

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