A mainly contact or ingested broad spectrum insecticide and spider killer.
Previously sold as Orbit.
9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:
If heavy rain follows treatment then insect numbers should be monitored and repeat applications applied if necessary.
Ensure complete even coverage. Repeat applications often required on heavy infestations.
Wetting agents may be necessary for good control of some pests.
Avoid spraying flowering crops to reduce bee losses.
Best results when applied under fine calm conditions. .
Storage at temperatures above 45c may reduce effectiveness.
May blemish fruit if applied under cool humid or slow drying conditions.
Compatible with most other pesticides. Do not mix with alkaline sprays such as Bordeaux mixture or lime.
May react with other emulsifiable concentrates, spraying oils, diazinon, naled, dodine and calcium nitrate.
10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:
12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:
13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:
17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:
May injure some varieties of apples.
18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:
19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:
20. MODE OF ACTION:
Active by mainly by contact action with some ingestion for mites and fleas.
A group 1B, organophosphate, non systemic acaracide (miticide) and insecticide that acts on the insects nervous system as an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor.
21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:
Insects tolerant to organophosphate sprays have developed after multiple applications.
Poison schedule - S6
Mammalian toxicity - Moderately toxic.
Acute oral LD50 - 113-304 mg/kg
Acute dermal LD50 - >3160 mg/kg
Vapour inhalation - LD50 mg/L
Skin - Not irritating.
Eye - Mild irritant.
Main exposure routes - Handling concentrate. Air blast application.
Birds - Low toxicity. LD50 is 2009mg/kg.
Fish - Extremely toxic. LC50 is 70-230 ppb.
Invertebrates - Extremely toxic. LC50 is 2-5.6 ppb.
Bees - Highly toxic with extended residual toxicity.
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).
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:
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 -
28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:
Summary - Low toxicity to birds and mammals but highly toxic to fish, aquatic invertebrates and bees.
Birds - toxicity.
Fish - toxicity LC50 > ppm.
Invertebrates - toxicity.
Bees - toxicity.
It has a half life in soil of ___Moderately mobile in sandy soil to immobile in clay soils. Rapidly degraded (hydrolysed) in soils.
It has an EPA classification for soil mobility that ranges from
Ground water contamination - Has some potential to contaminate ground water under some conditions.
Accumulation in milk and tissues - Rapidly eliminated from the body in urine and faeces.
See HerbiGuide for compatability with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
See HerbiGuide for a full list of pesticide compatibilities.
Compatible with non ionic wetting agents, low biuret ureas.
30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.
See Herbiguide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.