METARHIZIUM

1_Trade_NameManufacturerForm
GREEN GUARD SC BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDEBASF AUSTRALIA LTD.SUSPENSION CONCENTRATE
GREEN GUARD SC PREMIUM BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDEBASF AUSTRALIA LTD.SUSPENSION CONCENTRATE
GREEN GUARD ULV BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDEBASF AUSTRALIA LTD.ULTRA LOW VOLUME

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE VAR. ACRIDUM SPORES 100g/L

5. COST: $403.70 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: .

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:


8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

An biological insecticide for the control of locusts

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

For best results apply when locusts and grasshoppers are at early nymph stage after all the eggs have hatched.
Apply when the temperature is between 15-30C.
Don't spray where bees are foraging.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

None recommended

11. EQUIPMENT:

Droplet size of 80-250 um VMD is suitable.
Fine mesh filters may clog.

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

75-225 L/ha

14. WEATHER:

Do not apply in when wind exceeds 30 kph or if rain is expected in the next 6 hours.
Apply when the temperature is between 15-30C.

15. RAINFASTNESS:

6 hours

16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

7 days for harvest of wine grapes.
Not required for all other crops.
7 days for harvest of wine grapes.
Not required for all other crops.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

Biological insecticide
In warm weather locusts and grashoppers will take 8-12 days to die. Control is lower in cool weather.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

Some species may be resistant or develop resistance with continued application. Rotate with products from alternative groups.

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S0
Summary: May irritate the eyes, nose and throat and skin. Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders.
Details:
Poison schedule - S0
Mammalian toxicity - Virtually nontoxic after a single ingestion
Acute oral LD50 - mg/kg (rats), [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal LD50 - > mg/kg (rabbit). Virtually nontoxic after a single skin contact.
Skin - May cause sensitization by skin contact. Not irritating to the skin.
Eye - Irritating to eyes. Risk of serious damage to eyes.
Vapour inhalation - LC50 - > mg/L air (rat). May cause sensitization by inhalation. Virtually nontoxic by inhalation.
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:

24. FIRST AID:

If SWALLOWED - Immediately rinse mouth and then drink 200-300 ml of water, seek medical attention.
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. No specific antidote.
Call Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

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:

24 hours after spraying.

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance - Viscous liquid
Colour: dark green to black
Odour: of essential oil
Shelf Life -
Product Flammability - NA.
Flash point: >100 °C
Half life in water - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 25 C. - dispersible
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - at pH 5.
Vapour Pressure - approx. 23.4 hPa (20 °C) Information applies to the solvent.
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - 0C.
Boiling point - 100C
Molecular weight -
Density - approx. 1.0 - 1.3 g/cm3
pH - 5 - 7

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary - There is a high probability that the product is not acutely harmful to aquatic organisms.
Birds - toxicity.
Fish - toxicity LC50 > ppm.
Invertebrates - toxicity.
Bees - High 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.
No negative ecological effects are expected.

29. COMPATIBILITY:

See HerbiGuide for compatibility with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
See HerbiGuide for a full list of pesticide compatibilities.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

APVMA Numbers: 61596
UN number:
CAS numbers: 577-11-7
OPP Chemical Code:
Hazchem code: Xi Irritant.
NOHSC classification:
Land transport: ADG
Dangerous goods class (ADG): NON-DANGEROUS GOOD
Sea transport: IMDG Not classified as a dangerous good
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG):
Proper shipping name:
Technical Name:
Hazard Class:
ID Number:
Packaging group:
EMS Number:
EPG:
Marine Pollutant:
Air transport: IATA/ICAO Not classified as a dangerous good
Proper Shipping Name:
Technical Name:
ID Number:
Packaging group:
Cargo Packing Instructions:
Passenger Packing Instructions:
Environmental Hazard:
No Spray Zones:
Records:

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE,

Keep out of the reach of children.
Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
Do not breathe dust.
Avoid contact with skin.
Wear suitable gloves.
In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
In case of accident by inhalation: remove casualty to fresh air and keep at rest.

Hazard symbol(s)
Xn Harmful.

R-phrase(s)
R36 Irritating to eyes.
R42 May cause sensitization by inhalation.
R43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.

S-phrase(s)
S2 Keep out of the reach of children.
S13 Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
S20/21 When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
S22 Do not breathe dust.
S24 Avoid contact with skin.
S37 Wear suitable gloves.
S38 In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
S63 In case of accident by inhalation: remove casualty to fresh air and keep at rest.

32. References:

BASF Label META100_61596-0208.pdf & ULV META100_55737-0405.pdf 2015
BASF SDS MMETA100_61596-0713.pdf

Acknowledgments:

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