FENITROTHION

1_Trade_NameManufacturerForm
DAVID GRAYS FENITROTHION 1000DAVID GRAY & CO. PTY LIMITEDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
FARMOZ FENITROTHION 1000 INSECTICIDEADAMA AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITEDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
FREEZONE FENITROTHION INSECTICIDEFREEZONE PUBLIC HEALTH PTY LTDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
KENDON FENITROTHION 1000EC INSECTICIDEKENDON PLANT CARE PTY LTDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
METHOGRAIN FENITROTHION 1000 INSECTICIDEBABOLNA BIOENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE LTDLIQUID
NUFARM FENITROTHION 1000 INSECTICIDENUFARM AUSTRALIA LIMITEDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
SUMITHION 1000EC INSECTICIDESUMITOMO CHEMICAL AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITEDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE
SUREFIRE FENITROTHION 1000EC INSECTICIDEPCT HOLDINGS PTY LTDEMULSIFIABLE CONCENTRATE

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: FENITROTHION 1000g/L

5. COST: $49.50 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 non systemic, contact or ingested broad spectrum insecticide with a moderate residual life.

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Thorough coverage in essential. Don't spray areas where bees are foraging. Safer to handle than parathion.
Compatible with most other pesticides. Apply immediately if used with alkaline solutions such as Bordeaux mixture or lime sprays.
Use on golf courses and pastures may cause death of foraging birds.
Applied by boom sprays, high volume sprayers, air assisted misters, aircraft and directly to grain a grain protectant.
Buffer zones for sensitive areas including aquatic areas, dwellings and neighbours range from 300 m upwind for aerial spraying to 50 m for low rate boom spraying.
Pasture minimum re-application intervals are 7 days or 14 days if stock are being oversprayed.
Crop minimum re-application intervals are usually 14 days.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

Generally not required.

11. EQUIPMENT:

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

Triple rinse with water and wetting agent.

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

Apply immediately if used with alkaline water because it breaks down quickly in alkaline conditions.

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

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16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

May russet some apple varieties. Some cotton, Brassica, canola and fruit crops have been damaged at high rates.
May discolour sorghum and cause leaf spotting. Pioneer 845, Alpha strains and Golden Acres sorghum varieties may be serverely damaged especially at late growth stages.

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

Cereal straw: Cutting and grazing - 14 days
Forage crops: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Forage crops: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Pasture: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Lucerne pasture: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Lucerne pasture: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Pasture: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Sorghum: Cutting and grazing - 14 days
Stored cereal grain treated at 12 ppm: Treated grain should stored and not used for processing into food for human consumption or for stock food until the Fenitrothion level has dropped to 10 ppm and 90 days have elapsed since treatment.
Cereal straw: Cutting and grazing - 14 days
Forage crops: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Forage crops: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Pasture: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Lucerne pasture: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Lucerne pasture: Cutting and grazing - 7 days.
Pasture: Slaughter interval - 14 days.
Sorghum: Cutting and grazing - 14 days
Stored cereal grain treated at 12 ppm: Treated grain should stored and not used for processing into food for human consumption or for stock food until the Fenitrothion level has dropped to 10 ppm and 90 days have elapsed since treatment.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

Active by contact and ingestion for insects. Acts on the insects nervous system. Has some ovicidal activity.
A group 1B, organophosphate, acetylcholine esterase inhibitor.
Non systemic.
Rapid death.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

Some insects will develop or may be resistant.

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S6
Mammalian toxicity - Moderate toxicity.
Acute oral LD50 - 250-673 mg/kg
Acute dermal LD50 - 1500-3000 mg/kg
Vapour inhalation - LD50 mg/L
Skin - Mildly irritating.
Eye - Mildly irritating
Main exposure routes - Handling concentrate. Air blast application.
Birds - Extremely toxic. LD50 is mg/kg.
Fish - Extremely toxic. LC50 is ppm.
Invertebrates - Extremely toxic. LC50 is
Bees - Highly toxic.

Summary:
Details:
Poison schedule - S6
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 - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 25 C. - ppm at pH
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 -

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Long residual life

Summary - Dangerous to bees.
Birds - toxicity.
Fish - 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.
Compatible with summer oil and spray oils.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Dangerous Goods Class - 6.1. ORGANOPHOSPHORUS PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC, FLAMMABLE
Hazchem Code - 3W
Packaging Group -
EPG -
UN Number -
NOHSC Classification - Hazrdous.

32. References:

Acknowledgments:

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