PROPARGITE 300

1_Trade_NameManufacturerForm
BETAMITE 300WG MITICIDECROP CARE AUSTRALASIA PTY LTDWATER DISPERSIBLE GRANULE
OMITE 300W WETTABLE POWDER MITICIDEARYSTA LIFESCIENCE AUSTRALIA PTY LTDWETTABLE POWDER
UNIMITE 300W WETTABLE POWDER MITICIDEARYSTA LIFESCIENCE AUSTRALIA PTY LTDWETTABLE POWDER

4. ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: PROPARGITE 300g/kg

5. COST: $56.54 per L or kg.

6. CHEMICAL GROUP: 12C.

7. RELATED PESTICIDES:

PROPARGITE 300g/kg

8. GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

An organosulfur miticide that affects energy metabolism.

9. APPLICATION METHODS AND TIPS:

Ensure thorough coverage.
Apply 2 sprays 14 days apart to achieve best control.
Maximum control occurs about 2 weeks after spraying.
Tank mixing with EC synthetic pyrethroids may give improved control of Helicoverpa armigera that are partially resistant to synthetic pyrethroids.

10. ADJUVANTS, WETTERS, OILS:

None recommended.
Addition of wetting agents or oils may caused increased crop phytotoxicity.

11. EQUIPMENT:

Ground: Use droppers in cotton with nozzles 15 cm below terminals angled upwards. Angle nozzles to inrease spray deposits on the underside of leaves.
Aerial: 150-200 micron droplets.

12. SPRAYER WASH OUT AND DECONTAMINATION:

13. WATER OR CARRIER DATA:

100-160 L/ha or more for ground application.
20 L/ha or more for aerial application with 150-200 micron droplets.
Use sufficient water to achieve good coverage.

14. WEATHER:

15. RAINFASTNESS:

6 hours

16. SOIL:

17. PLANT HEALTH and OTHER EFFECTS:

May cause leaf reddening and spotting on cotton but without any adverse effect to the crop.
Spraying in the late afternoon or evening and when the crop is not under stress will minimise symptoms.
Do not apply after 20% of cotton bolls are open.

18. WITHHOLDING PERIODS:

Apple: Harvest - 7 days.
Banana: Harvest - 7 days.
Cotton: Cutting and grazing - Do not feed cotton trash, stubble or failed crops to livestock.
Cotton: Harvest - 4 weeks.
Hops: Harvest - 7 days.
Passionfruit: Harvest - 7 days.
Pear: Harvest - 7 days.
Stone fruit: Harvest - 7 days.
Strawberry: Harvest - 3 days.
Vegetables: Harvest - 7 days.
Apple: Harvest - 7 days.
Banana: Harvest - 7 days.
Cotton: Cutting and grazing - Do not feed cotton trash, stubble or failed crops to livestock.
Cotton: Harvest - 4 weeks.
Hops: Harvest - 7 days.
Passionfruit: Harvest - 7 days.
Pear: Harvest - 7 days.
Stone fruit: Harvest - 7 days.
Strawberry: Harvest - 3 days.
Vegetables: Harvest - 7 days.

19. PLANT BACK PERIODS or RECROPPING INTERVALS:

20. MODE OF ACTION:

A group 12C, organosulfur, non systemic insecticide that acts as an inhibitor of magnesium stimulated ATPase.
It is not an ovicide. 2 sprays 14 days apart may be needed for good mite control.
Contact and residual action.
It is slow acting and maximum efficacy may take 2 weeks.

21. PESTICIDE RESISTANCE:

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

22. TOXICITY:

Poison schedule - S6
Summary: Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to eyes. May cause lung damage if swallowed.
Details:
Poison schedule - S6.
Mammalian toxicity -
Acute oral LD50 - 2800 mg/kg (rats), 311 mg(technical)/kg (rabbit). [For comparison table salt is 3000 mg/kg]
Acute dermal LD50 - 4000 mg(technical)/kg (rabbit). Product quoted at >10000 mg/kg.
Skin - Severe irritant (rabbit). Not a skin sensitiser (guinea pig)
Eye - Severe irritant (rabbit).
Vapour inhalation - LC50 - >20 mg/L (rat). Technical quoted at 0.89 mg/L/4hr air (rat).
Chronic oral toxicity NOEL - ppm for two years. Repeated exposure may cause allergenic disorders.
Not mutagenic (i.e. does not cause cancer or reproductive problems). In animal studies teratogenic effects only occurred at maternally toxic doses. It is not classed as teratogenic. It is an experimental animal carcinogen when the maximum tolerated dose is exceeded. At normal doses it is not considered carcinogenic.
Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) -
Noel (2 year feeding trial) - 45 mg/kg/day (rats). 22 mg/kg/day (dogs).
Enlarged and/or dark red lymph nodes that were associated with abdominal masses were seen in rats fed 100 mg/kg/day for 2 years.

23. TOXICITY SYMPTOMS:

Swallowing - nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, depression, abdominal pain and central nervous system depression. There is a risk of vomit entering the lungs if victim uncoordinated causing aspiration pneumonia or inflammation of the lungs.
Irritates eyes.
May irritate skin and have a degreasing action. Repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to contact dermatitis.
Vapour may irritate mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
Inhalation may cause dizziness, headache and nausea. High concentrations may cause loss of coordination. impaired judgement and eventually unconsciousness.

24. FIRST AID:

If SWALLOWED - Rinse mouth with water. Give a glass of water to drink if conscious. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Induce vomiting preferably using Ipecac syrup APF. See a doctor.
If in EYES - Irrigate for 15 minutes with plenty of water. See a doctor immediately. Transport to hospital.
If on SKIN - Rinse with plenty of water, remove contaminated clothing, wash with soap and water. See a doctor if irritation occurs.
If INHALED - Remove patient to fresh air. Keep at rest until fully recovered. See a doctor if effects persist.
If patient has symptoms or is concerned contact a doctor immediately.
Advice to doctor - Treat symptomatically.
Call Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26

25. PROTECTIVE CLOTHING:

Safety goggles and face shield.
Elbow length PVC gloves.
Cotton overalls and washable hat.
Boots.

26 RE ENTRY PERIODS and OTHER SAFETY ISSUES:

After spray has dried.

27. PROPERTIES:

Product appearance - Grey powder with a characteristic odour.
Shelf Life - At least 2 years.
Product Flammability - May emit toxic fumes if burnt. Flashpoint 94C. Flammability limit 0.071 kg/m3. Autoignition 450C.
Half life in water - days at pH5 and 35 C.
Water solubility at 20 C. - 55g/L at pH
Oil solubility -
Octanol:Water ratio at 25 C. - Log Pow 3.72.
Vapour Pressure at 20 C. - 2mm Hg
Relative vapour density (air=1) - >1.
Dissociation constant - pKa.
Melting point - C.
Boiling point - 235-264C
Molecular weight -
Density - 400-560 kg/m3. SG=1.73
Stability - Stable in light. Degrades slowly with heat.

28. ENVIRONMENTAL FATE:

Summary - Dangerous to fish and many aquatic organisms.
Birds - low toxicity. LD50 >4640 mg/kg. LC50 3401 to >4640 mg/kg
Fish - Very toxic LC50 0.04-0.12 mg/L.
Invertebrates - Usually very toxic. 0.02 to > 500 mg/L
Bees - low toxicity. 15 ug/bee.
It has a half life in soil of 7-14 weeks.
Strongly absorbed on clay Koc 23,000 to 90,000.
It has an EPA classification for soil mobility that ranges from
Ground water contamination
Accumulation in milk and tissues.
Risk of bioaccumulation in aquatic species is moderate.
May cause long term adverse effects in the environment.

29. COMPATIBILITY:

See HerbiGuide for compatibility with other herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
See HerbiGuide for a full list of pesticide compatibilities.
Compatible with mepiquat(Pix), thidiazuron(Dropp)
Do not mix and apply with most ULV insecticides.
Incompatible with strong acids, alkalis, heat and humidity.

30. REGISTERED CROPS, INSECTS and DISEASES.

See HerbiGuide Species Solutions Tab for registered uses.

31. GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY INFORMATION:

Dangerous Goods Class - Not classified as a dangerous good for transport by road or rail.
Classified as a dangerous good for transport by sea.
Marin pollutant.
Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous good.
Hazchem Code - 2Z
Packaging Group - 3.
EPG -
UN Number - 3077.
Environmentally hazardous good.
9 ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, LIQUID, N.O.S (contains Propargite) MARINE POLLUTANT.
NOHSC Classification - Hazardous.
Hazard Category
Xn Harmful
Xi Irritant
R-phrase(s)
R22 Harmful if swallowed.
R36 Irritating to eyes.
R65 Harmful: May cause lung damage if swallowed.
S-phrase(s)
S1/2 Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
S13 Keep away from food, drink and animal foodstuffs.
S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

32. References:

Crompton (2003) Omite label
Uniroyal (1998) Omite MSDS.

Acknowledgments:

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