Maxim XL

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MAXIM XL FUNGICIDE SEED TREATMENTSYNGENTA AUSTRALIA PTY LTDSUSPENSION CONCENTRATE

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Fludioxonil 25g/L + Metalaxyl 10g/L

5. COST: $412.50 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: 12,4.

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:

Fludioxonil 25g/L + Metalaxyl 10g/L

8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

An agricultural fungicide usually applied as a seed dressing for the control of Pythium, Rhizoctonia and suppression of Blackleg in Brassica crops.

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Aplly as a seed dressing ensuring uniform anf thorough coverage of seed. A cement mixer or enclosed drum can be used to apply it to seed. Mix product with water to get a total volume of 800-1000 mL mix per 100 kg of seed.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

None recommended

11. EQUIPMENT:

Apply to seed in a cement mixer or enclosed drum and mix for 1-2 minutes.
For large lots, use properly calibrated seed treatment equipment.

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

Triple rinse with water and wetting agent.

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

Add water to product to make total volume or 800 mL to 1.6 litres per 100 kg of seed.

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

Good crop tolerance. No shortening of coleoptile length. No detrimental interactions with herbicides.
Little effect on seed viability and treated seed may be caried over for 2 seasons.
Average yield increase is about 5%.

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

Canola: Cutting and grazing - 6 weeks after planting.
Canola: Harvest - Not required when used as directed.
Do not use treated seed for feed or oil and meal extraction.
Canola: Cutting and grazing - 6 weeks after planting.
Canola: Harvest - Not required when used as directed.
Do not use treated seed for feed or oil and meal extraction.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

3-4 weeks residual control of damping off diseases.
Combination of two fungicides.
Fludoxonil is a phenyl pyrole, group L fungicide which inhibits RNA synthesis preventing spore production and mycelial growth.
Metalaxyl is a phenyl amide, group D fungicide that inhibits protein kinase PK-III which is involved in the osmosensing tranduction pathway. It is systemic with protective and curative action.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

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

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S5
Summary: Will irritate eyes and skin. Low toxicity.
Details:
Poison schedule - S5
Mammalian toxicity -
Acute oral - Low toxicity. LD50 - >3000 mg/kg (rats), [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal - Low toxicity. LD50 - >4000 mg/kg (rabbit).
Skin - Slight irritant. Not a sensitiser.
Eye - Slight irritant
Vapour inhalation - Low toxicity. LC50 - > mg/L air (rat).
Chronic oral toxicity NOEL - ppm for two years.
Not carcinogenic, mutagenic or teratogenic in tests. (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems).
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) -

23. TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

No specific symtoms. No cases of human poisoning recorded.

24. FIRST AID:

If SWALLOWED - Rinse mouth with water. Give a glass of water to drink.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
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. As excretion of fludioxinil via bile is significant, application of medical charcoal in a large quantity of wter and a laxative may be indicated even some time after ingestion.
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:

When handling treated seed, wear cotton overalls and chemical resistant gloves.

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance - Light to dark red liquid with a weak varnish like odour.
Shelf Life -
Product Flammability - Non flammable. Not explosive. Non combustible. Non explosive. Flashpoint > 90C. Residue after water evaporates may release toxic fumes in fires.
Half life in water - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 25 C. - Disperses
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - at pH 5.
Vapour Pressure at 25 C. - 5.4x10-4 Pa
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - C.
Boiling point -
Molecular weight -
Density - SG 1.02-1.06 at 20C

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary - Toxic to fish and aquatic life.
Birds - Practicall non toxic.
Fish - Moderate toxicity LC50 > ppm.
Invertebrates - Low toxicity.
Bees - Practically non toxic.
Eartworms - Practically non toxic.
Algae - Highly toxic.
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.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Dangerous Goods Class - None
Hazchem Code - None allocated
Packaging Group - lll
EPG -
UN Number - 3082
NOSHC Classification - Not hazardous.
WHO hazard class - III
Proper Shipping Name - Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, N.O.S. Fludioxonil 2.5%

32. References:

53572-1203 and MSDSJan2004Syn

Acknowledgments:

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