BALANCE 750 WG HERBICIDE

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
ISOXAFLUTOLE
Available from:
BAYER CROPSCIENCE PTY LTD
INN (International Name):
isoxaflutole(750g/kg)
Pharmaceutical form:
WATER DISPERSIBLE GRANULE
Composition:
ISOXAFLUTOLE UNGROUPED Active 750.0 g/kg
Units in package:
600g-10kg
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
BAYER CROPSCIENCE
Therapeutic group:
CHICKPEA | FALLOW OR PRIOR TO SEEDING A CROP | SUGAR CANE | IMPLEMENT-MINIMAL DISTURBANCE | INTER-ROW SPRAYING | LATE WINTER/SPR
Therapeutic area:
HERBICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
BARNYARD GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE | BARNYARD OR WATER GRASS | BILLYGOAT WEED - PRE EMERGENCE | BLACKBERRY NIGHTSHADE - PRE EMERGENCE | CAPEWEED | CRASSULA | CROWSFOOT GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE | DEADNETTLE | DEADNETTLE - SUPPRESSION | DOUBLEGEE - SUPPRESSION | FEATHERTOP RHODES GRASS | FLEABANE | GREEN SUMMER GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE | GUINEA GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE | INDIAN HEDGE MUSTARD | MEDIC | PRICKLY LETTUCE | SAFFRON THISTLE - SUPPRESSION | SILVERGRASS - VULPIA SPP. | SLENDER CELERY | SLENDER CELERY - SUPPRESSION | SOWTHISTLES | SPEAR OR BLACK THISTLE | SUMMER GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE | THICKHEAD - PRE EMERGENCE | TURNIP WEED | WILD RADISH OR RADISH WEED | WIREWEED, HOGWEED - SUPPRESSION | ANNUAL MEDIC | BARNYARD GRASS | BURR MEDIC | CORN SOWTHISTLE | CYCLOSPERMUM LEPTOPHYLLUM | GIANT MUSTARD | HAIRY RHODES GRASS | HENBIT DEADNETTLE | JOINTED CHARLOCK | KNOTWEED | NATIVE RHODES GRASS | PERENNIAL SOW THISTLE | PINK WEED | RADISH (WILD) | RAPHANUS RUGOSUM | RAPISTRUM WEED | SHORT-FRUITED TURNIP | SHORT-FRUITED WILD TUR
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 5; Withholding period: WHP: Sugarcane Harvest: do not harves t for 19 weeks after application. Graz ing: do not graze animals on treated cr ops. Chickpeas Harvest: not required w hen used as directed. Grazing: do not graze or cut for stock food for 6 weeks after application. Summer Fallow Harv est: Crops planted after summer fallow: Not required when used as directed. G razing: Do not graze treated weeds and stubble in a fallow situation for 8 we eks after application. Do not graze or cut for stockfood a crop sown following a fallow spray for 6 weeks after sowin g.; Host/pest details: CHICKPEA: [CAPEWEED, CRASSULA, DEADNETTLE, DEADNETTLE - SUPPRESSION, DOUBLEGEE - SUPPRESSION, INDIAN HEDGE MUSTARD, MEDIC, PRICKLY LETTUCE, SAFFRON THISTLE - SUPPRESSION, SILVERGRASS - VULPIA SPP., SLENDER CELERY, SLENDER CELERY - SUPPRESSION, SOWTHISTLES, SPEAR OR BLACK THISTLE, TURNIP WEED, WILD RADISH OR RADISH WEED, WIREWEED, HOGWEED - SUPPRESSION]; FALLOW OR PRIOR TO SEEDING A CROP: [BARNYARD OR WATER GRASS, FEATHERTOP RHODES GRASS, FLEABANE, SOWTHISTLES]; SUGAR CANE: [BARNYARD GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE, BILLYGOAT WEED - PRE EMERGENCE, BLACKBERRY NIGHTSHADE - PRE EMERGENCE, COMMON SOWTHISTLE - PRE EMERGENCE, CROWSFOOT GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE, GREEN SUMMER GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE, GUINEA GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE, SUMMER GRASS - PRE EMERGENCE, THICKHEAD - PRE EMERGENCE, TURNIP WEED - PRE EMERGENCE]; For the control and suppression of various broadleaf weeds and grasses in sugarcane, chickpeas and fallow.DO NOT apply by aircraft (all crops). See RESTRAINTS & Crop Safety sections of label also.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
49456
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Company Name:

Product Name:

APVMA Approval No:

BAYER CROPSCIENCE PTY LTD

BALANCE 750 WG HERBICIDE

49456/108270

Label Name:

BALANCE 750 WG HERBICIDE

Signal Headings:

CAUTION

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

Constituent

Statements:

750 g/kg ISOXAFLUTOLE

Mode of Action:

GROUP

HERBICIDE

Statement of Claims:

For the control and suppression of various broadleaf weeds and grasses in sugarcane,

chickpeas and fallow as specified in the DIRECTIONS FOR USE Table

Net Contents:

600 g - 10 kg

Restraints:

All crops

DO NOT apply by aircraft.

Sugarcane

DO NOT apply with wetting agents, crop oils or other adjuvants.

DO NOT apply to poorly drained soils, e.g. soils prone to waterlogging, sodic soils or soils

affected by physical compaction.

DO NOT apply to crops with poor root development or to crops under stress from

waterlogging, drought, nutrient deficiency or disease.

DO NOT apply at any rate to soils of cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.) less than 3

meq/100 g or with clay content less than 10%, or with organic carbon content of less than

0.8%. These values should be obtained from soil analysis prior to using Balance.

DO NOT apply at rates of 125 g/ha or higher to soils with organic carbon content of less

than 1.0%, unless the cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.) is above 9.5 meq/100 g. These

values should be determined through soil analysis prior to using Balance.

DO NOT apply at rates of 125 g/ha or higher to soils of cation exchange capacity (C.E.C)

less than 4.5 meq/100 g.

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RLP

APPROVED

Directions for Use:

Please refer to Page 4.

Other Limitations:

Withholding Periods:

Sugarcane

Harvest: DO NOT HARVEST FOR 19 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION

Grazing: DO NOT GRAZE ANIMALS ON TREATED CROPS

Chickpeas

Harvest: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS DIRECTED

Grazing: DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCK FOOD FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER

APPLICATION

Summer fallow

Harvest: Crops planted after summer fallow: NOT REQUIRED WHEN USED AS

DIRECTED

Grazing: DO NOT GRAZE TREATED WEEDS AND STUBBLE IN A FALLOW SITUATION

FOR 8 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION

DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT FOR STOCKFOOD A CROP SOWN FOLLOWING A FALLOW

SPRAY FOR 6 WEEKS AFTER SOWING

Trade Advice:

General Instructions:

Please refer to Page 7.

Resistance Warning:

Resistant Weeds Warning

Balance 750 WG Herbicide is a member of the isoxazole group of herbicides. Balance is

a herbicide which inhibits 4-hydroxyphenyl-pyruvate dioxygenase (4-HPPD). For weed

resistance management Balance is a Group H herbicide.

Some naturally-occurring weed biotypes resistant to Balance, and other Group H

herbicides, may exist through normal genetic variability in any weed population. The

resistant individuals can eventually dominate the weed population if these herbicides are

used repeatedly. These resistant weeds will not be controlled by Balance or other Group H

herbicides.

Since occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Bayer CropScience

Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Balance to

control resistant weeds.

Precautions:

Re-entry period

Do not allow entry into treated areas for 12 hours after treatment. When prior entry is

necessary, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and

chemical resistant gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day’s use.

Protections:

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT

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DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with this product or the used

containers, as this product may cause injury to non-target plants and vegetation,

particularly aquatic plants and algae.

PROTECTION OF CROPS, NATIVE AND OTHER NON-TARGET PLANTS

DO NOT apply under weather conditions, or from spraying equipment, which could be

expected to cause spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants/crops, cropping lands or

pastures.

Storage and

Disposal:

Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct

sunlight.

Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank.

Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean

containers to recycler or designated collection point.

If not recycling, break, crush, or puncture and deliver empty packaging for appropriate

disposal to an approved waste management facility. If an approved waste management

facility is not available, bury the empty packaging 500 mm below the surface in a disposal

pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable vegetation

and tree roots, in compliance with relevant Local, State or Territory government regulations.

DO NOT burn empty containers or product. Do not re-use container for any other purpose.

Safety Directions:

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. If product in eyes, wash it

out immediately with water. When opening the container and preparing spray, wear cotton

overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), a washable hat, elbow

length chemical resistant gloves and face shield or goggles. When using the prepared

spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing) and a

washable hat and elbow length chemical resistant gloves. Wash hands after use. After

each day’s use wash gloves, face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

First Aid Instructions:

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26).

First Aid Warnings:

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply as sprays to

the soil

surface. Balance 750 WG can be applied to hot and dry soils, without the risk of rapid

breakdown by sunlight. For effective weed control, incorporation by rainfall or irrigation to the weed root zone is

required, but immediate soil incorporation is not critical due to the ultraviolet stability of Balance. See ‘Crop

Safety’ and ‘Application’ under General Instructions.

CROP

WEEDS

CONTROLLED

STATES

RATE

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Sugarcane

Pre weed

emergence:

Barnyard grass,

billygoat weed (blue

top),

blackberry

nightshade,

crowsfoot grass,

green summer

grass,

guinea grass,

sowthistle,

summer grass,

thick head,

turnip weed

Qld,

NSW,

WA only

Light soils

100-125 g/ha

Medium soils

100-150 g/ha

Heavy soils

100-200 g/ha

See GENERAL

INSTRUCTIONS

for soil

guidelines.

Use higher rates

for longer

residual effect.

PLANT CANE

BROADCAST OR BANDED SPRAY

APPLICATIONS (From planting up to 3-

4 leaf crop stage only)

May be applied as a broadcast or band

spray ‘over the top’ of plant cane from

planting up to the 3 to 4 leaf crop stage.

ADD paraquat at label rates where

green cane leaf has emerged at

application, even if no weeds have

emerged.

DO NOT apply to shallow planted cane

unless there is sufficient soil cover

above the sett. A minimum of 60 mm

soil cover is required above the sett

even in heavy soils. In most cases it is

preferable to have 75-100 mm soil cover

at least. More soil cover is

recommended where soils have a high

infiltration rate. In conventionally planted

(furrow planting) sugarcane, DO NOT

apply to unconsolidated soil in the

cutaway situation, where rainfall or

irrigation may cause soil movement into

the planting drill.

If planting into pre-formed mounds using

double-disc opener planters or similar

equipment, ensure that planting slits in

soil are closed completely so that there

is adequate soil cover over the sett.

PLANT CANE and RATOON CANE

DIRECTED SPRAY APPLICATIONS

PRIOR TO CANOPY CLOSURE

Apply as a directed inter-row spray (e.g.

Irvin leg) to the soil surface. Best results

are obtained after all tillage operations

are completed and the row mound

surface has consolidated to minimise

soil and herbicide movement. The inter-

row surface should not be disturbed after

application. Direct the spray to

minimise contact with sugarcane foliage.

Do not apply to sugarcane less than

0.75 m in height. If weeds have

emerged at application, add a

knockdown herbicide at the appropriate

label rate to provide improved weed

knockdown.

RATOON CANE

BROADCAST OR BANDED SPRAY

APPLICATIONS (After harvest up to

two-leaf crop stage)

May be applied “over the top” of ratoon

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

CROP

WEEDS

CONTROLLED

STATES

RATE

CRITICAL

CO

MMENTS

cane as a broadcast or band spray up to

the two-leaf crop stage. Balance can be

applied to burnt or green trash blanketed

ratoon cane. If a non-UV stable pre-

emergence herbicide is included for

extended weed spectrum, heavy trash

blanket layers should be removed prior

to application to ensure herbicide

contact with the soil surface. Avoid soil

disturbance, e.g. stool splitting, after

application. If weeds have emerged at

application or if green leaf tissue is

unfurling from ratoon shoots, add

paraquat at the appropriate label rate to

burn down existing weed growth and

minimise uptake by crop.

Other pre-emergence herbicides may be

necessary for extended weed spectrum.

For best results, consider label

requirements for those products

regarding soil moisture at application as

well as incorporation guidelines.

Fallow prior to

planting of crops

as directed under

the Crop rotation

recommendation

section

Weeds controlled

Fleabane

(Conyza

bonariensis),

sowthistle

(Sonchus

oleraceus),

feathertop Rhodes

grass

(Chloris virgata)

Weeds suppressed

Barnyard grass

(Echinochloa

colona)

All States

100 g/ha

Balance may be applied following crop

harvest but not less than the period

specified under Crop rotation

recommendations. Minimum

recropping intervals apply for all crops

following Balance application.

Best results are obtained where a

complete and even application of

Balance is applied to weed-free soil prior

to weed germination, and sufficient

rainfall occurs after application and prior

to weed emergence

allow herbicide

uptake by germinating weeds. Use a

nozzle configuration to achieve a medium

to coarse spray pattern. A minimum

spray volume of 50 L/ha is

recommended.

Cultivation following application may

reduce pre-emergence weed control

provided by Balance.

Balance will not control emerged weeds

when applied alone. Emerged weeds

must be controlled by application of a

knockdown herbicide. Refer to the

compatible products listed below for an

appropriate knockdown herbicide to

apply with Balance in this situation.

Weed control may be reduced by

prolonged wet soil conditions following

application.

Weed escapes may require follow up

application of knockdown herbicides.

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

CROP

WEEDS

CONTROLLED

STATES

RATE

CRITICAL

COMMENTS

Chickpeas

Weeds controlled

Capeweed,

crassula,

Indian hedge

mustard,

medic,

prickly lettuce,

sowthistle,

turnip weed,

wild radish

Weeds suppressed

Deadnettle,

slender celery

Qld,

NSW,

ACT, Vic,

SA and

WA only

100 g/ha

Pre weed emergence:

Application can be made to dry or damp

soil. Application should be made as

soon as possible after planting prior to

emergence of the crop. If applied

during the planting operation ensure

Balance is applied after furrow closure.

Failure to thoroughly close and firm the

seed furrow may allow herbicide to

directly contact the seed which may

cause crop injury. If sowing with knife

points or disc openers, ensure that

herbicide cannot be concentrated in

the sowing furrow by soil wash. Either

close the furrow with harrows, or

stabilise the furrow with press wheels.

Mechanical incorporation is not

recommended. Use a nozzle

configuration to achieve a medium to

coarse spray pattern. A minimum

spray volume of 50 L/ha is

recommended.

Application of Balance post-sowing

pre-emergent to chickpeas planted

in sandy or gravely soils, or soils

low in clay or organic matter may

result in crop damage. Heavy rains

after the application of Balance may

cause crop damage, particularly in

sandy or gravely soils.

Balance is not recommended for use

on Yorker chickpeas. See “Crop

Safety” in the GENERAL

INSTRUCTIONS section below.

Weeds Controlled

Capeweed,

crassula,

deadnettle,

Indian hedge

mustard,

medic,

prickly lettuce,

silvergrass,

slender celery,

sowthistle,

spear thistle,

turnip weed,

wild radish

Weeds suppressed

Saffron thistle,

spiny emex,

wireweed

100 g/ha + 1.5

L/ha simazine

(500 g/L SC)

The Critical Comments for the use of

Balance alone in chickpeas (above)

also apply to this section.

Application of Balance + simazine in

sandy or gravely soils may result in

severe crop damage.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS

AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Crop Safety

Chickpeas

Application of Balance PSPE to chickpeas planted in sandy or gravely soils, or soils low in clay or organic

matter may result in crop damage. Heavy rains after the application of Balance may cause crop damage,

particularly in sandy or gravely soils. Application of Balance + simazine in sandy or gravely soils may result

in severe crop damage.

Varietal tolerance

Balance is not recommended for use with the chickpea variety Yorker. Application of Balance post-sowing

pre-emergence to crops of Yorker variety chickpeas can result in unacceptable crop damage and may result

in yield loss.

Crop rotation recommendations

Balance 750 WG may be applied to chickpea crops where the following crop will be chickpeas, or where the

land will be left fallow. The following recropping instructions apply to following crops other than chickpeas.

Prolonged dry periods or cold conditions may result in extended re-cropping intervals, even if rainfall

exceeds the required amount (listed in the table below). If in doubt, contact your local Bayer

CropScience representative.

Heavy rainfall after an extended dry period may result in the reactivation of Balance 750 WG. This

can lead to transient bleaching or crop stunting.

Use on soils with a pH less than 7.0 has not been extensively tested, and may result in extended

recropping intervals.

Cultivation is recommended prior to recropping.

Minimum recropping intervals apply for all crops following Balance application. For advice on crops

not listed below, contact the manufacturer, Bayer CropScience Pty Ltd.

CROP

MINIMUM RECROPPING

INTERVAL

MINIMUM RAINFALL

REQUIREMENT*

Wheat

10 weeks**

100 mm

Barley

10 weeks**

100 mm

Oats

10 weeks**

100 mm

Canola

9 months

350 mm

Faba beans

9 months

250 mm

Field peas

9 months

250 mm

Vetch

9 months

250 mm

Lentils

21 months

500 mm

Clover

21 months

500 mm

Lucerne

9 months

350 mm

Medic

21 months

500 mm

Maize

10 weeks**

100 mm

Mung beans

7 months

250 mm

Sorghum

7 months

250 mm

Soybeans

7 months

250 mm

Sunflowers

7 months

250 mm

Cotton

7 months

350 mm

*Minimum rainfall total from Balance use until planting of the subsequent crop. Do not include flood or

furrow irrigation in the minimum rainfall requirement.

**If Balance has been tank-mixed with simazine, observe the recropping interval for simazine for wh

eat,

barley, oats and maize.

Sugarcane

There are 6 general guidelines for maintaining crop safety when using Balance 750 WG in sugarcane.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

In plant cane, do not apply to shallow planted cane unless there is sufficient soil cover over the sett

(Minimum of 60 mm but preferably at least 75-100 mm) See Critical Comments.

Add paraquat to Balance to minimise foliar uptake when applying as a broadcast spray to plant cane,

and in very young ratoons if green cane shoots are likely to be intercepted by sprays.

Do not app

ly with wetting agents, crop oils or other adjuvants.

Do not apply to areas which have poor drainage or poor root development in the crop

The use of Balance on newly limed soil could cause severe crop damage, please contact your local

Bayer CropScience representative for advice prior to use of Balance in this situation.

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

Adhere to the general rate

guidelines regarding light, medium and heavy soils.

CATEGORY

Common soil description

Clay content %

Suitable Balance

rates

Light soils

e.g. sands, loamy sand, light

sandy loam, light silty loams

less than 15%

100-125 g/ha

Medium soils

e.g. sandy loam, silty loam,

sandy clay loam, loam

15-33%

100-150 g/ha

Heavy soils

e.g. heavy loams, clay loams,

clays, dark earths

Greater than 33%

100-200 g/ha

Balance 750

WG is adsorbed to organic matter and clay particles in the soil. Soils with low organic carbon

(O.C.) and cation exchange capacity (C.E.C.) have a reduced capacity to adsorb the herbicide in the soil,

which may result in the herbicide leaching past the weed root zone into the cane root zone. Crop root

uptake of Balance 750 WG may result in phytotoxicity, which is evident as bleaching of leaves. To minimise

the risk of crop root uptake, Balance 750 WG is not recommended for use on some soils. Carefully check

the specific guidelines and constraints with respect to cation exchange capacity, organic carbon content and

clay content. These values should be determined through soil analysis prior to using Balance. Refer to your

local reseller or Bayer CropScience representative to assist you with interpretation of your soil analysis

results.

The use of Balance on newly limed soil could cause severe crop damage, please contact your local Bayer

CropScience representative for advice prior to use of Balance in this situation.

Balance has been field tested on most important commercial varieties of sugarcane without any evidence of

major varietal tolerance variation. If you are contemplating the use of Balance on experimental or minor

varieties of sugarcane, small test areas should be treated to establish suitable tolerance before treating large

areas. For further information on varietal tolerance please contact your Bayer CropScience representative.

Mixing

Partly fill the spray tank with water. Start agitation. Add the correct amount of Balance 750 WG to the spray

tank with the agitation system running. When tank-mixing with paraquat, ensure that Balance is added to the

spray mixture first, followed by paraquat to ensure thorough mixing. When tank-mixing with glyphosate,

ensure that Balance is added to the spray mixture first, followed by glyphosate to ensure thorough mixing.

Continue agitation while topping up the tank with water and while spraying. In all cases, use prepared spray

mixture on day of preparation. Do not allow spray mixture to stand overnight.

In the case of tank mixtures with glyphosate, water should be clean and free of clay, silt and algae. Provided

it meets these requirements then water collected from roofs, bore water, dam water and water from creeks

may be used.

Application

Balance 750 WG can be applied to hot and dry soils, without the risk of breakdown by sunlight. This

ultraviolet stability removes the need for immediate soil incorporation of the product. Balance 750 WG is

activated by rainfall or irrigation, which is required to carry the herbicide into the root zone of the germinating

weeds. Deep germinating weeds (e.g. wild radish) may not be adequately controlled in years where rainfall is

low (<15 mm).

Weed escapes may occur after spraying Balance 750 WG if weed germination occurs before the chemical is

activated OR carried to the depth of the weed root zone. Under prolonged dry conditions a greater quantity

of rainfall or irrigation may be required for effective activation of the product. Under these conditions, shoots

of germinating weeds may intercept the Balance 750 WG herbicide band and appear affected, but may not

be controlled. Weeds that do not turn completely white within days of emergence must be sprayed with an

appropriate knockdown herbicide. To avoid weed escapes, it is recommended to allow weeds to germinate,

and then apply Balance 750 WG in tank mixture with paraquat at an appropriate label rate to provide

additional weed knockdown.

Soil movement from irrigation or cultivation may result in poor weed control from Balance 750 WG. Do not

incorporate Balance 750 WG by flood irrigation or with high-pressure water cannons if excessive soil

movement is expected, particularly if the soil is in a loose, dry condition. Best results are achieved where

rainfall or low pressure overhead irrigation carries the herbicide downward in an even band to the depth of the

weed root zone.

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Balance 750 WG Herbicide

Sugarcane

Apply in

a minimum spray volume of 250 L/ha. For best results flat fan nozzles are recommended. Select the

lowest pressure (within the recommended nozzle operating range), to reduce drift. Use a nozzle size that

delivers a medium to coarse droplet at the selected operating pressure.

Compatibility

Sugarcane

Balance 750 WG may be tank-mixed with paraquat formulations at the appropriate label rates for each

product. Balance 750 WG may be tank-mixed with Soccer

700 WG, atrazine (900 g/kg) and Actril

(apply no more than 500 mL/ha in combination with Balance).

Tank Mixtures: Read and follow all label directions including restraints, spray drift restraints,

mandatory no-spray zones, critical comments, withholding periods, regional use restrictions and

safety directions for the tank mix products.

Chickpeas

Balance should not be tank-mixed with trifluralin.

Fallow

Balance 750 WG may be tank-mixed with glyphosate. Tank mixes of glyphosate and Balance may reduce

glyphosate efficacy. Balance 750 WG may be tank-mixed with atrazine and Flame.

Spray Equipment Clean-Up

After using Balance 750 WG, empty the tank completely and drain the whole system. Without entering it,

thoroughly wash inside the tank using a pressure hose. Alternatively, if the tank is fitted with in-tank rinse

nozzles, activate these nozzles to thoroughly rinse the inside of the tank. Drain the tank and clean any tank,

pump, line and nozzle filters. Before disassembling nozzles, filters and other parts for cleaning, thoroughly

wash down the exterior of the spray equipment with a pressure hose.

To rinse. After cleaning the tank as above, quarter fill the tank with clean water and circulate through the

pump, lines, hoses and nozzles. Drain and repeat the rinsing procedure twice.

To decontaminate. Before spraying sensitive crops (e.g. canola, pulses (except chickpeas), forage

legumes and forage brassicas), wash the tank and rinse the system as above. Quarter fill the tank and add a

liquid alkali detergent at 500 mL/100 L of water or a chlorine bleach (4% chlorine) at 300 mL/100 L of water

and circulate throughout the system for at least fifteen minutes. Drain the whole system. Nozzles, screens,

relief valves, dump lines, caps and taps at the end of spray lines, tank lids, flow meters, lines to pressure

gauges, external tank indicators, induction hoppers and transfer systems should be removed/pulled apart

and cleaned separately. Pay special attention to by-pass lines from pressure relief or dump valves to the

main tank. Finally, flush the system with clean water and allow to drain.

Drainage and rinse water should be discharged into a designated disposal area or if this is

unavailable, onto unused land away from desirable plants and their roots, and water courses.

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Bayer CropScience

Safety Data Sheet

Balance® 750 WG Herbicide

Version 1 / AUS

Revision Date: 02.04.2013

102000001698

Print Date: 02.04.2013

SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product name

Balance® 750 WG Herbicide

Other names

none

Product code (UVP)

05923271

Chemical Group

isoxazole

Recommended use

Herbicide

Chemical Formulation

Water dispersible granules (WG)

Company

Bayer Cropscience Pty Ltd

–ABN 87 000 226 022

391-393 Tooronga Road, East Hawthorn

Victoria 3123, Australia

Telephone

(03) 9248 6888

Technical Information Service

1800 804 479

Facsimile

(03) 9248 6800

Website

www.bayercropscience.com.au

Emergency telephone no.

1800 033 111 Orica SH&E Shared Services

SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Emergency Overview

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

DANGEROUS GOODS

Hazardous classification

Hazardous (National Occupational Health and Safety Commission -

NOHSC)

R-phrase(s)

R63 - Possible risk of harm to the unborn child.

S-phrase(s)

See sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13.

ADG Classification

"Dangerous goods" for transport by road or rail according to the

Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and

Rail. - See Section 14.

SUSMP classification (Poison

Schedule)

Schedule 5 (Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and

Poisons)

SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical nature

Isoxaflutole 750g/kg

Chemical Name

CAS-No.

Concentration [%]

Isoxaflutole

141112-29-0

75.00

Kaolin

1332-58-7

<= 10.00

Quartz (Silica, Crystalline)

14808-60-7

<= 1.00

Other ingredients (non-hazardous) to

100%

SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

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If poisoning occurs, immediately contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13

11 26), and follow the advice given. Show this Safety Data Sheet to the doctor.

General advice

Remove contaminated clothing immediately and dispose of safely.

Inhalation

Move to fresh air. Keep patient warm and at rest. Call a physician or poison control center

immediately. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.

Skin contact

Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off thoroughly with plenty of

soap and water, if available with polyethyleneglycol 400, subsequently rinse with water. If

symptoms persist, call a physician.

Eye contact

Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.

Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Get

medical attention if irritation develops and persists.

Ingestion

Keep patient warm and at rest. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.

Notes to physician

Symptoms

To date no symptoms are known.

Treatment

Initial treatment: symptomatic.

Carefully monitor the liver functions.

Gastric lavage is not normally required. However, if a significant amount (more than a

mouthful) has been ingested, administer activated charcoal and sodium sulphate.

There is no specific antidote.

SECTION 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

Extinguishing media which shall not be used for safety reasons

High volume water jet

Hazards from combustion products

In the event of fire the following may be released:

Carbon monoxide (CO)

Carbon dioxide (CO2)

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Sulphur oxides

Hydrogen fluoride

Precautions for fire-fighting

In the event of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes.

In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Remove product from areas of fire, or otherwise cool containers with water in order to avoid

pressure being built up due to heat.

Whenever possible, contain fire-fighting water by diking area with sand or earth.

Hazchem Code 2Z

SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

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Personal precautions

Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.

Avoid dust formation.

Avoid contact with spilled product or contaminated surfaces.

When dealing with a spillage do not eat, drink or smoke.

Environmental precautions

Retain and dispose of contaminated wash water.

Do not allow to get into surface water, drains and ground water.

If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.

Methods for cleaning up

Sweep up or vacuum up spillage and collect in suitable container for disposal.

Collect and transfer the product into a properly labelled and tightly closed container.

Clean floors and contaminated objects with plenty of water.

Additional advice

Check also for any local site procedures.

Reference to other sections

Information regarding safe handling, see section 7.

Information regarding personal protective equipment, see section 8.

Information regarding waste disposal, see section 13.

SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling

Hygiene measures

When using, do not eat, drink or smoke.

Remove soiled clothing immediately and clean thoroughly before using again.

Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating, drinking,

chewing gum, using tobacco, using the toilet or applying cosmetics.

Wash hands immediately after work, if necessary take a shower.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion

Dust may form explosive mixture in air.

Storage

Requirements for storage areas and containers

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store in a place accessible by authorized persons only.

Keep away from direct sunlight.

Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.

Advice on common storage

Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.

Flammability

St1: St1 (weak to moderately explosible)

SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Components with workplace control parameters

Components

CAS-No.

Control parameters

Update

Basis

Kaolin

(Inspirable dust.)

1332-58-7

10 mg/m3

(TWA)

08 2005

AU OEL

Quartz (Silica, Crystalline)

14808-60-7

0.1 mg/m3

(TWA)

08 2005

AU OEL

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For further details on the Occupational Exposure Standards, see Section 16.

Biological limit values

none

Personal protective equipment - End user

General advice

Eye wash facility and safety shower should be available.

Do not breathe dust or mist.

Respiratory protection

AS/NZS 1715/1716 approved respirator

Hand protection

Elbow-length PVC or nitrile gloves

Eye protection

Face-shield or goggles

Skin and body protection

Cotton overall buttoned to the neck and wrist

Washable hat

Engineering Controls

Advice on safe handling

No specific precautions required when handling unopened packs/containers; follow relevant

manual handling advice.

Avoid dust formation.

Ensure adequate ventilation.

SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance

Form

water-dispersible granules

Colour

brown

Odour

weak, characteristic

Safety data

pH

4.0 - 6.0 at 1 % (23 °C)

Flash point

no data available

Flammability (solid, gas)

The product is not highly flammable.

Ignition temperature

The product is not self-ignitable.

Minimum Ignition Energy

> 30 - < 100 mJ

Upper explosion limit

no data available

Lower explosion limit

60 mg/m3

Dust explosion class

St1 (weak to moderately explosible)

Vapour pressure

no data available

Relative vapour density

no data available

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Density

no data available

Bulk density

555 - 625 kg/m3

Water solubility

dispersible

Partition coefficient: n-

octanol/water

no data available

Oxidizing properties

No oxidizing properties

Explosivity

Not explosive

Other information

Further safety related physical-chemical data are not known.

SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability

Stable under normal conditions.

Conditions to avoid

Extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.

Materials to avoid

Store only in the original container.

Hazardous Decomposition

Products

Thermal decomposition can lead to release of:

Carbon oxides

Sulphur oxides

Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Hydrogen fluoride

Thermal decomposition

Stable under normal conditions.

Hazardous reactions

No hazardous reactions when stored and handled according to

prescribed instructions.

SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation

Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing dust.

Skin

Irritating to skin.

Causes eye irritation.

Ingestion

Harmful if swallowed. Low acute oral toxicity.

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Chronic exposure

Excessive long-term exposure to respirable crystalline silica may

cause silicosis, a form of progressive pulmonary fibrosis. This

product is not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, NTP, IARC or

OSHA. However, it may contain crystalline silica (quartz), a

substance which has been listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, NTP

and IARC. Crystalline silica is a naturally-occurring mineral

component of many sands and clays. Although the carcinogenic

potential of crystalline silica in humans is controversial, it must be

considered if it is inhaled under excessive exposure conditions. The

respirable portion of the silica that may be contained in this product,

however, is small, such that inhalation exposure during anticipated

conditions of use is minimal.

Acute oral toxicity

LD50 (rat) > 5,000 mg/kg

Acute inhalation toxicity

LC50 (rat) 5.26 mg/l

Exposure time: 4 h

Acute dermal toxicity

LD50 (rabbit) > 2,000 mg/kg

Skin irritation

Slight irritant effect - does not require labelling. (rabbit)

Eye irritation

Slight irritant effect - does not require labelling. (rabbit)

Sensitisation

Non-sensitizing. (guinea pig)

OECD Test Guideline 406, Buehler test

Chronic toxicity

Isoxaflutole caused specific target organ toxicity in experimental

animal studies in the following organ(s): liver, thyroid. The observed

effects do not appear to be relevant for humans.

Assessment Mutagenicity

Isoxaflutole was not mutagenic or genotoxic in a battery of in vitro and in vivo tests.

Assessment Carcinogenicity

Isoxaflutole caused at high dose levels an increased incidence of tumours in the following

organ(s): liver. The mechanism that triggers tumours in rodents and the type of tumours

observed are not relevant to humans.

Assessment Toxicity to Reproduction

Isoxaflutole did not cause reproductive toxicity in a two-generation study in rats.

Assessment developmental toxicity

Isoxaflutole caused developmental toxicity only at dose levels toxic to the dams.

Isoxaflutole caused a delayed ossification of foetuses. The developmental effects seen with

Isoxaflutole are related to maternal toxicity.

Further information

The toxicological data refer to a similar formulation.

SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity effects

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Toxicity to fish

LC50 (Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)) > 65.0 mg/l

Exposure time: 96 h

Toxicity to fish

LC50 (Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)) < 1.7 mg/l

Exposure time: 69 h

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Toxicity to aquatic

invertebrates

EC50 (Water flea (Daphnia magna)) 5 mg/l

Exposure time: 48 h

Toxicity to aquatic

invertebrates

EC50 (Water flea (Daphnia magna)) 1.5 mg/l

Exposure time: 48 h

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Toxicity to aquatic plants

EC50 (Algae) 10.5 mg/l

Exposure time: 72 h

Toxicity to aquatic plants

EC50 (Lemna gibba (duckweed)) 0.003 mg/l

Exposure time: 14 d

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Toxicity to other organisms

(Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard duck)) > 2,150 mg/kg

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Toxicity to other organisms

(Colinus virginianus (Bobwhite quail)) < 2,150 mg/kg

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Biodegradability

The product is readily degradable in the environment.

Stability in soil

It has a low potential for leaching into groundwater or moving to

deeper soil layers.

Bioaccumulation

Bioconcentration factor (BCF): 11

The value mentioned relates to the active ingredient isoxaflutole.

Does not bioaccumulate.

Additional Environmental

Information

no data available

SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Metal drums and plastic containers:

Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add rinsings to spray tank. Do not

dispose of undiluted chemicals on site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to

recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty

containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500 mm

in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose clear of waterways, desirable

vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

ADG

UN number

3077

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Class

Subsidiary Risk

None

Packaging group

Description of the goods

ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID,

N.O.S.

(ISOXAFLUTOLE MIXTURE)

Hazchem Code

According to AU01, Environmentally Hazardous Substances in packagings, IBC or any other

receptacle not exceeding 500 kg or 500 L are not subject to the ADG Code.

IMDG

UN number

3077

Class

Subsidiary Risk

None

Packaging group

F-A , S-F

Marine pollutant

Description of the goods

ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID,

N.O.S.

(ISOXAFLUTOLE MIXTURE)

IATA

UN number

3077

Class

Subsidiary Risk

None

Packaging group

Environm. Hazardous Mark

Description of the goods

ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID,

N.O.S.

(ISOXAFLUTOLE MIXTURE )

SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Registered according to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority approval number: 49456

See also Section 2.

SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Trademark information

Balance® is a registered trademark of the Bayer Group.

This SDS summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the

product and how to safely handle and use the product in the workplace. Each user should read

this SDS and consider the information in the context of how the product will be handled and used

in the workplace including in conjunction with other products.

If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can

be made, the user should contact this company.

Our responsibility for products sold is subject to our standard terms and conditions, a copy of

which is sent to our customers and is also available on request.

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Further details on the Occupational Exposure Standards mentioned in Section 8:

CEILING: Ceiling Limit Value

OES BCS: Internal Bayer CropScience "Occupational Exposure Standard"

Australia. OELs. (Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the

Occupational Environment)

PEAK: Exposure Standard - Peak means a maximum or peak airborne concentration of a

particular substance determined over the shortest analytically practicable period of time

which does not exceed 15 minutes.

STEL: Exposure standard - short term exposure limit (STEL): A 15 minute TWA exposure which

should not be exceeded at any time during a working day even if the eight-hour TWA

average is within the TWA exposure standard. Exposures at the STEL should not be

longer than 15 minutes and should not be repeated more than four times per day. There

should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL.

SKIN_DES: Skin notation: Absorption through the skin may be a significant source of exposure.

TWA: Exposure standard - time-weighted average (TWA): The average airborne concentration of

a particular substance when calculated over a normal eight-hour working day, for a five-

day working week.

Changes since the last version are highlighted in the margin. This version replaces all previous

versions.

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