DIPEL DF

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DIPEL DF BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE DRY FLOWABLEVALENT BIOSCIENCES A DIV OF SUMITOMO CHEMICAL AUSTRALIADRY FLOWABLE

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SSP. KURSTAKI WG

5. COST: $61.60 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: 11.

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:

Azoxystrobin 250g/L (95 to 500g/L forms)
BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SSP. KURSTAKI SC
BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS SSP. KURSTAKI WG
Mandestrobin 250g/L
Trifloxystrobin 500g/L

8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Biological agent that is toxic only to caterpillars of certain lepidopterous insects (moths and butterflies). It does not harm beneficial insects and mite predators.
Controls Lepidopteran caterpillars in Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Uses: Vegetables, Fruit, Vines, Oilseeds, Cereal Grains, Herbs, Tobacco, Ornamentals, Forestry, Amenity Trees and Turf.

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Mixed with water and applied by sprayers or ULV formulations mixed with oil and applied by misters or aircraft;
Mobait adjuvant or other feeding attractants often improve control.
Alkalinity inactivates the product.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

Use non ionic wetters on hard to wet crops.
Mobait adjuvant or other feeding attractants often improve control.

11. EQUIPMENT:

Standard pesticide application equipment.
Hollow cone nozzles preferred for ground sprays.
Aerial ULV - AU5000 rotary atomiser at 6500 rpm.

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

pH of water should be less than 8. Use a buffering agent if water pH is greater than 8.5.
Alkalinity inactivates product.
Even coverage is more important than water volume.
Ground spraying - 50 L/ha minimum, 100 L/ha preferred.
High volume hand spraying - 1000 L/ha.
Aerial - 20 L/ha minimum.
ULV - 3 L/ha.

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

2-8 hours

16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

Excelllent crop safety.No residues are left.

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

Not required when used as directed.
Not required when used as directed.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

No plantback requirements.

20. MODE OF ACTION:

A group 11, Bacillus plus endotoxins biological insecticide. It is a microbial disruptor of insect mid gut membranes.
Caterpillars eat treated foliage and stop feeding within a day or so. They may hang from the leaves before rotting and dropping to the ground usually within 3-4 days. This may take longer in cold conditions.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S0
Summary: Low toxicity. Poisoning is unlikely to occur.
Details:
Poison schedule - Exempt.
Mammalian toxicity -
Acute oral LD50 - >1000 mg/kg (mice), >4000 mg/kg (dogs), > 5050 mg/kg (rats). EPA Toxicity Category IV. [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal LD50 - >2,020 mg/kg (rabbit). EPA Toxicity Category III
Skin - Non irritating. Mild reversible irritation in rabbits. EPA Toxicity Category IV. Not sensitising.
Eye - Non irritant.. Moderately irritating in an eye irritation study in rabbits. Reversible corneal opacity, iritis, swelling and/or redness
was observed in all animals.
Vapour inhalation - LC10 - 10.35 mg/L air 6 hrs/day for 4 weeks for Guinea Pigs.
Chronic oral toxicity - 8,400 mg/kg/day caused decreased growth. NOEL - ppm for two years.
Not mutagenic or teratogenic (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems in animal tests).
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) -

23. TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

Symptoms similar to food poisoning if swallwed e.g. fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

24. FIRST AID:

If SWALLOWED - Do NOT induce vomitting. Give a glass of water if patient conscious.
If in EYES - Irrigate for 15 minutes with plenty of water.
If on SKIN - Rinse with plenty of water, remove contaminated clothing, wash with soap and water.
If INHALED - Remove patient to fresh air.
If patient has symptoms or is concerned contact a doctor immediately.
Advice to doctor - Treat symptomatically.
Call Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

25. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

No special reqirements.

26 RE ENTRY PERIODS and OTHER SAFETY ISSUES:

After spray has dried.

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance - Mustard brown wettable granule with a weak characteristc malt odour.
Shelf Life - Store in a cool place. Don't in temeratures above 43 deg C.
Product Flammability - Not flammable. Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
Half life in water - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 25 C. - suspends in water.
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - at pH 5.
Vapour Pressure at 25 C. -
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - C.
Boiling point -
Molecular weight -
Density - 0.437 g/mL.
pH - 4.1 (10% slurry @ 24oC).

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary - Low toxicity to fish and wildlife
Birds - toxicity.
Fish - Low toxicity LC50 > ppm.
Invertebrates - toxicity.
Bees - toxicity.
It has a half life in soil of .
It has an EPA classification for soil mobility that ranges from
Ground water contamination
Accumulation in milk and tissues.

29. COMPATIBILITY:

See HerbiGuide for compatibility with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
See HerbiGuide for a full list of pesticide compatibilities. Don't apply within 2 days of alkaline products such as foliar fertilizers, or Bordeaux mixture.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Dangerous Goods Class - None.
Hazchem Code - None
Packaging Group - None
EPG -
UN Number - None.
CAS Number - 68038-71-1
Worksafe Classification - Hazardous.

32. References:

Dipel DF MSDS 2001

Acknowledgments:

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