DIPTEREX 500

1_Trade_NameManufacturerForm
DIPTEREX 500 SL INSECTICIDEUPL AUSTRALIA LIMITEDLIQUID CONCENTRATE
IMTRADE TYRANEX 500 SL INSECTICIDE & NEMATICIDEIMTRADE AUSTRALIA PTY LTDSOLUBLE CONCENTRATE
LEPIDEX 500 INSECTICIDECROP CARE AUSTRALASIA PTY LTDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TRICHLORFON 500g/L

5. COST: $32.12 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: 1B.

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:

ACEPHATE 970g/kg
AZINPHOS-METHYL 200 g/L
CHLORPYRIFOS 500g/L EC
DIAZINON 800g/L or kg
DIMETHOATE 400g/L
DIMETHOATE SD 400g/L
FENITROTHION 1000g/L
FENTHION 550g/L
MALDISON 500-1180g/L
METHAMIDOPHOS 580g/L
METHIDATHION 400g/L
OMETHOATE 290g/L
OMETHOATE 800g/L
PARATHION 450-500g/L
PHOSMET 150g/L
PROTHIOFOS 500g/L
Terbufos 150 g/kg
TRICHLORFON 500g/L

8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

A contact or ingested broad spectrum insecticide.

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Thorough coverage in essential. Spray in the evening when bees are not foraging.
Apply soon after mixing.
Compatible with most other pesticides.
Incompatible with spraying oils, some emulsifiable concentrates and alkaline solutions such as Bordeaux mixture or lime sprays.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

11. EQUIPMENT:

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

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16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

Sorghum and Milo damaged. Pioneer 846 and Alpha sorghum are sensitive.
Apples, carnations and zinnias injured.
Cotton injured if applied when wet.

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

All crops: Harvest - 2 days.
Pastures: Cutting and grazing - 2 days.
Forage crops: Cutting and grazing - 2 days.
Dried fruit: Do not use treated produce for human consumption or for stockfood within 2 days of treatment.
All crops: Harvest - 2 days.
Pastures: Cutting and grazing - 2 days.
Forage crops: Cutting and grazing - 2 days.
Dried fruit: Do not use treated produce for human consumption or for stockfood within 2 days of treatment.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

Active by contact and ingestion for insects.
A group 1B, organophosphate, non systemic insecticide that acts on the insects nervous system as an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S6
Mammalian toxicity - Moderately toxic.
Acute oral LD50 - 450 mg/kg
Acute dermal LD50 - mg/kg
Vapour inhalation - LD50 mg/L
Skin - irritating.
Eye - irritating
Main exposure routes - Handling concentrate. Air blast application. Other application methods.
Birds -toxic. LD50 is mg/kg.
Fish - toxic. LC50 is ppm.
Invertebrates - toxic. LC50 is ppm.
Bees - Highly toxic initially but safe once spray has dried.

Summary:
Details:
Poison schedule - S
Mammalian toxicity -
Acute oral LD50 - mg/kg (rats), [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal LD50 - > mg/kg (rabbit).
Skin -
Eye -
Vapour inhalation - LC50 - > mg/L air (rat).
Chronic oral toxicity NOEL - ppm for two years.
Not mutagenic or teratogenic (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems).
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) -

23. TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

Initial symptoms include headache, nausea, lack of appetite and fatigue during exposure or several hours later. Dizziness, vomiting, stomach pains, contracted pupils, muscle weakness, twitching, tremor, slow heart beat, blurred vision and sweating may occur with higher exposure levels.
Continual low level exposure may cause influenza like symptoms.

24. FIRST AID:

Contact a doctor or poison information centre on 008 119 244.
Give atropine (0.6mg) tablets every quarter hour then every half hour until signs of flushed face, dilated pupils, dry mouth and fast pulse appear. Medical attention must be sought after taking atropine.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin.
If breathing has stopped apply resuscitation
Poisoning usually occurs through skin absorption. Effects are cumulative and dangerous levels may develop before symptoms become noticeable. If you are exposed to organophosphate for more than 30 hours per month then levels of acetylcholinesterase enzyme should be regularly checked. If levels drop below 60% of normal then work with organophosphates should stop until levels improve. This may take several weeks.

25. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

26 RE ENTRY PERIODS and OTHER SAFETY ISSUES:

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance -
Shelf Life -
Product Flammability -
Half life in water - <2 hours at pH8.5 pond water.
Water solubility at 25 C. - 120,000 mg/L. Very soluble.
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - at pH 5.
Sorption on soil Koc - 10 to the 15th power. pH stability -
Vapour Pressure at 25 C. - 3.75 x 10-6. Low.
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - C.
Boiling point -
Molecular weight -
Density -

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary -
Birds - toxicity.
Fish - High toxicity LC50 - 0.7 mg/L.
Invertebrates - toxicity.
Bees - High toxicity. Dangersous to bees but safe to bees once the spray has dried on the foliage. Safe to most beneficial insects. A 90% mortality rate is seen in pollinating leaf cutting bees after a 9-day exposure.
It has a half life in soil of 10 days. (3-27 days in aerobic conditions)
Half life in water - <2 hours at pH8.5 pond water.
It has an EPA classification for soil mobility that ranges from
Ground water contamination. High likelihood of leaching. High likelihood of surface runoff.
Accumulation in milk and tissues.
pH stability - Unstable at pH>6.
Photolysis rate - Slow.
Hydrolysis half life - 510 days at pH4. 46 hours at pH7. <30 minutes at pH9.
Biodegradation rate -

29. COMPATIBILITY:

See HerbiGuide for compatibility with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
See HerbiGuide for a full list of pesticide compatibilities.
Compatible with most other pesticides, demeton-s-methyl.
Incompatible with spraying oils, some emulsifiable concentrates and alkaline solutions such as Bordeaux mixture or lime sprays.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Dangerous Goods Class - 6.1 (3) ORGANOPHOSPHORUS PESTICIDE LIQUID, TOXIC FLAMMABLE (contains Trichlorfon)
Hazchem Code - 2X
Packaging Group - 2
EPG -
UN Number - 3018
Worksafe Classification -

32. References:

Wendy C Quayle CSIRO

Acknowledgments:

Collated by HerbiGuide. Phone 08 98444064 or www.HerbiGuide.com.au for more information.