FIPRONIL 500

1_Trade_NameManufacturerForm
AC EMPORIUM 500 SEED TREATMENTAXICHEM PTY LTDSUSPENSION CONCENTRATE
COSMOS INSECTICIDAL SEED TREATMENTBASF AUSTRALIA LTD.SUSPENSION CONCENTRATE
LEGION INSECTICIDAL SEED TREATMENTCROP CARE AUSTRALASIA PTY LTDFLOWABLE CONCENTRATE FOR SEED TREATMENT

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: FIPRONIL 500g/L

5. COST: $880.00 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: 2B.

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:

FIPRONIL 200g/L
FIPRONIL 500g/L

8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

An agricultural insecticide that controls a wide range of insects at low rates. This formulation is a red liquid suspension concentrate and usually used as a seed dressing. As a seed treatment its efficacy is less affected by surface trash than ground sprays. Other formulations include 200 g/L formualtions for boom spraying and low concentration (3 and 8.5 g/L formulations) designed for ultra low volume or aerial applications

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Applied as slurry dressing or spray to seed.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

None recommended

11. EQUIPMENT:

Use seed coating equipment that provides uniorm thorough coverage of seed.

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

Maximum total volume of 1 L per 100 kg seed for Canola.
Maximum total volume of 500 mL L per 100 kg seed for Sorghum and Sunflowers.

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

Canola: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 9 weeks aster planting.
Sorghum: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 5 weeks aster planting.
Sunflower: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 3 eeks aster planting.
Rice: Not required when used as directed.
Do not feed treated seed to animals.
Canola: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 9 weeks aster planting.
Sorghum: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 5 weeks aster planting.
Sunflower: Cutting and grazing - Do not cut for stockfeed or graze plants grown for treated seed for 3 eeks aster planting.
Rice: Not required when used as directed.
Do not feed treated seed to animals.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

Phenyl pyrazole insecticide. Group 2B insecticide.
Blocks GABA regulated chlorine channel interfering with the central nervous system.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

Group 2B insecticide. Nitrile Group.
Phenylpyrazoles (Fiproles) group.
Some insects are resistant or may become resistant.

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S6
Summary: Moderate acute oral and inhalation toxicity. Repeated low doses may result in toxicity symptoms.
Details:
Poison schedule - S6
Mammalian toxicity -
Acute oral LD50 - 290-1099 mg/kg (rats), 2493 mg/kg (rabbit). 268 mg/kg for the formulated product. [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg].
Acute dermal LD50 - >4000 mg/kg (rabbit).
Skin - Mild irritant to non irritant. Not harmful. Not a sensitiser (Guinea Pig). Low dermal absorption.
Eye - Severe irritant and may cause damage if not washed out immediately. MSDS for this product reports otherwise it as a mild irritant.
Vapour inhalation - LC50 - 0.26-1.07 mg/L air (rat). 0.2 mg/kg for the formulated product. May cause headache, nausea, dizziness and weakness.
Chronic oral toxicity NOEL - 0.02 mg/kg/day for two years. ADI for fipronil is 0.0002 mg/kg/day.
Not mutagenic, carcinogenic or teratogenic in tests (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems).
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) - 0.0002 mg/kg/day
NOEL - 0.02mg/kg/d.

23. TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

Headache, nausea, dizziness and weakness.
Respiratory difficulty, decreased reflexes, lethargy, tremors. Convulsions in severe cases.

24. FIRST AID:

If Swallowed - Rinse mouth with water. Induce vomiting if large amounts (more than a tablespoon of product) consumed. Don't allow vomit to be inhaled. Don't give anything by mouth to unconscious or semi conscious patient. If small amount swallowed then do NOT induce vomiting. If more than 5 mL of concentrate has been swallowed then seek medical advice and consider vomitting and prevent vomit from being inhaled. Harmful. May cause headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness and convulsions
If in Eyes - Irrigate with water. Risk of serious damage to eyes. Seek medical advice immediately.
If on Skin - Wash with soap and water.
If Inhaled - Harmful - Remove victim to fresh air. Seek medical advice if symptoms develop. May cause headache, nausea, dizziness and weakness.
If patient has symptoms or is concerned contact a doctor immediately.
Advice to Doctor - Fipronil is a reversible GABA receptor inhibitor. It will induce neurological stimulation with possible convulsions. Treat Symptoms. No specific antidote. Due to slow gut absorption, symptoms may be delayed several hours to a day. Gastric lavage, saline purgative or activated charcoal may reduce gut absorption. Fipronil is slowly eliminated so continue monitoring. Phenobarbital and to a lesser extent benzodiazapines have been shown experimentally to prevent fipronil induced convulsions.

25. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

Safety goggles and face shield.
Elbow length PVC gl;oves.
Cotton overalls and washable hat.
Boots.

26 RE ENTRY PERIODS and OTHER SAFETY ISSUES:

Allow seed to dry before handling.

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance - Viscous red suspension with virtually no odour.
Shelf Life - At least 2 years.
Product Flammability - Non flammable, non combustible initially but residue will burn after water evaporates and emit oxides of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur and chlorine and flourine compounds. No hazardous polymerization.
Autoignition temperature - >85C
Half life in water - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 25 C. 1.9 mg/L - Disperses in water.
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - at pH 5.
Vapour Pressure at 25 C. - 3.7x10-4 mPa
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - C.
Boiling point -
Molecular weight -
Density - SG - 1.225 g/mL at 20C.
pH 6-8. 7-9 undiluted.
Neutralising chemicals - Hydrated lime.

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary - Highly toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Marine pollutant.
Birds - Variable toxicity. LD50 11 to 5000 mg/kg. Don't feed treated seed to birds.
LD50 for mallard duck is 5000 mg/kg
LD50 for bobwhite quail is 48 mg/kg.
Fish - High toxicity - LC50 0.085-0.43 mg/L
LC50 (96 hr) for bluegill sunfish is 0.085 mg/L.
LC50 (96 hr) for rainbow trout is 0.248 mg/L.
LC50 (96 hr) for european carp is 0.430 mg/L.
Invertebrates - High toxicity. LC50 (48 hr) for daphnia is 0.19 mg/L for fipronil. 0.00014 mg/L for Mysid Shrimp.
Bees - High toxicity. Dangerous to bees. Don't spray vegetation where honey bees are foraging. Toxic by direct contact and ingestion.
Earthworms - Not toxic.
Algae - High toxicity. EC50 0.068 mg/L (72hr) Scenedesmus subspicatus.
It has a half life in soil of 630-693 days in aerobic conditions. 123 days in anaerobic conditions. Variable depending on soil type.
Low mobility in the soil.
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.
Also compatible with Peridiam and quitozene.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Proper Shipping Name - PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S. - (contains Fipronil)
Dangerous Goods Class - 6.1
Hazchem Code - 2X
Packaging Method 3.8.6.1
Packaging Group - III
EPG - 6B1
IERG - 34
Marine pollutant for sea transport.
CAS number - 120068-37-3
UN Number - 2902.
IMO Class/Packing Group - Class 6.1; Packing Group III
IMO Marine Pollutant - Marine Pollutant
IMO Proper Shipping Name - PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S (contains Fipronil)
NOHSC Classification - Hazardous. Harmful. Irritant.
Hazchem Code - 2X
Hazard category - Very toxic.
Risk Phrases:
R22 Harmful if swallowed.
R26 Very toxic by inhalation.
R48/25 Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.

32. References:

MSDS Jan/2004,. May 2007.

Acknowledgments:

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