BIOCANE GRANULES BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE

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

Active ingredient:
METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE
Available from:
BASF AUSTRALIA LTD.
INN (International Name):
Metarhizium anisopliae(2000Msp/g)
Pharmaceutical form:
GRANULAR FORMULATION
Composition:
METARHIZIUM ANISOPLIAE BIOLOGICAL-ORGANISM-FUNGUS Active 2000.0 ms/g
Units in package:
10kg
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
BASF AUSTRALIA
Therapeutic group:
SUGAR CANE - NEW PLANT CROP | SUGARCANE
Therapeutic area:
INSECTICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
GREYBACK CANEGRUB
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: WHP: Do not apply after the fill-in st age of the crop.; Host/pest details: SUGAR CANE - NEW PLANT CROP: [GREYBACK CANEGRUB]; Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: SUGAR CANE - NEW PLANT CROP: [GREYBACK CANEGRUB]; A fungal spore for the biocontrol of greyback canegrub.WITHHOLDING PERIOD: DO NOT APPLY AFTER THE FILL-IN STAGE OF THE CROP
Authorization status:
Stopped
Authorization number:
51922
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Safety data sheet

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BASF Safety data sheet

Date / Revised: 30.01.2015

Version: 1.0

Product: BIOCANE

(30589551/SDS_CPA_AU/EN)

Date of print 30.01.2015

1. Substance/preparation and manufacturer/supplier identification

BIOCANE

Use: Biological beneficial agent

Manufacturer/supplier:

BASF Australia Limited (ABN 62 008 437 867)

Level 12, 28 Freshwater Place Southbank

Victoria 3006, AUSTRALIA

Telephone: +61 3 8855-6600

Telefax number: +61 3 8855-6511

Emergency information:

BASF Emergency Advice Number: 1800 803 440 (24h) [within Australia]

BASF Emergency Advice Number: + 61 3 8855 6666 [outside Australia]

2. Hazard identification

HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL

Classification of the substance and mixture:

Serious eye damage/eye irritation: Cat. 2A

Respiratory sensitization: Cat. 1

Skin sensitization: Cat. 1

Specific target organ toxicity — single exposure: Cat. 3 (irritating to respiratory system)

Label elements and precautionary statement:

Pictogram:

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Signal Word:

Danger

Hazard Statement:

Causes serious eye irritation. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if

inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements (Prevention):

Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. [In case of inadequate ventilation] wear respiratory

protection. Do not breathe dust/gas/mist/vapours. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed

out of the workplace. Wash with plenty of water and soap thoroughly after handling.

Precautionary Statements (Response):

If skin irritation or rash occurs: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF IN EYES: Rinse

cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do.

Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: If breathing is difficult, remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a

position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF INHALED:

Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Wash with

plenty of soap and water. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. If eye irritation

persists: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

Precautionary Statements (Storage):

Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up.

Precautionary Statements (Disposal):

Dispose of contents/container to hazardous or special waste collection point.

Other hazards which do not result in classification:

See section 12 - Results of PBT and vPvB assessment.

If applicable information is provided in this section on other hazards which do not result in

classification but which may contribute to the overall hazards of the substance or mixture.

3. Composition/information on ingredients

Chemical nature

Contains: biological beneficial organism

Does not contain any hazardous ingredients.

4. First-Aid Measures

General advice:

First aid personnel should pay attention to their own safety. If the patient is likely to become

unconscious, place and transport in stable sideways position (recovery position). Immediately

remove contaminated clothing.

If inhaled:

Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention.

On skin contact:

Immediately wash thoroughly with soap and water, seek medical attention.

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On contact with eyes:

Wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open, consult an

eye specialist.

On ingestion:

Immediately rinse mouth and then drink 200-300 ml of water, seek medical attention.

Note to physician:

Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see

section 2) and/or in section 11., Further important symptoms and effects are so far not known.

Treatment: Treat according to symptoms (decontamination, vital functions), no known specific

antidote.

5. Fire-Fighting Measures

Suitable extinguishing media:

water spray, dry powder, foam

Unsuitable extinguishing media for safety reasons:

carbon dioxide

Specific hazards:

carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides

The substances/groups of substances mentioned can be released in case of fire.

Special protective equipment:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.

Further information:

Collect contaminated extinguishing water separately, do not allow to reach sewage or effluent

systems. Dispose of fire debris and contaminated extinguishing water in accordance with official

regulations. In case of fire and/or explosion do not breathe fumes. Keep containers cool by spraying

with water if exposed to fire.

6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions:

Avoid dust formation. Use personal protective clothing. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and

clothing.

Environmental precautions:

Do not discharge into the subsoil/soil. Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater.

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Methods for cleaning up or taking up:

For small amounts: Contain with dust binding material and dispose of.

For large amounts: Sweep/shovel up.

Avoid raising dust. Dispose of absorbed material in accordance with regulations. Collect waste in

suitable containers, which can be labeled and sealed. Clean contaminated floors and objects

thoroughly with water and detergents, observing environmental regulations.

7. Handling and Storage

Handling

No special measures necessary if stored and handled correctly. Ensure thorough ventilation of

stores and work areas. When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Hands and/or face should be washed

before breaks and at the end of the shift.

Protection against fire and explosion:

Avoid dust formation. Dust can form an explosive mixture with air. Prevent electrostatic charge -

sources of ignition should be kept well clear - fire extinguishers should be kept handy.

Storage

Segregate from foods and animal feeds.

Further information on storage conditions: Keep away from heat. Protect against moisture. Protect

from direct sunlight. Store protected against freezing.

Storage stability:

Storage temperature: 5 °C

Protect from heat and cold.

Avoid freezing.

8. Exposure controls and personal protection

Components with occupational exposure limits

No occupational exposure limits known.

Personal protective equipment

Respiratory protection:

Suitable respiratory protection for higher concentrations or long-term effect: Particle filter with

medium efficiency for solid and liquid particles (e.g. EN 143 or 149, Type P2 or FFP2)

Hand protection:

Suitable chemical resistant safety gloves (EN 374) also with prolonged, direct contact

(Recommended: Protective index 6, corresponding > 480 minutes of permeation time according to

EN 374): E.g. nitrile rubber (0.4 mm), chloroprene rubber (0.5 mm), butyl rubber (0.7 mm) etc.

Eye protection:

Safety glasses with side-shields (frame goggles) (e.g. EN 166)

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Body protection:

Body protection must be chosen depending on activity and possible exposure, e.g. apron, protecting

boots, chemical-protection suit (according to EN 14605 in case of splashes or EN ISO 13982 in case

of dust).

General safety and hygiene measures:

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wearing of closed work

clothing is recommended. Store work clothing separately. Keep away from food, drink and animal

feeding stuffs.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Form:

granules

Colour:

green

Odour:

musty

Odour threshold:

Not determined due to potential health hazard by inhalation.

pH value:

approx. 5 - 7

(1 %(m), 20 °C)

Melting temperature:

not applicable

boiling temperature:

not applicable

Flash point:

not applicable

Evaporation rate:

not applicable

Flammability (solid/gas): Based on the structure or

composition there is no indication of

flammability

Lower explosion limit:

As a result of our experience with this

product and our knowledge of its

composition we do not expect any

hazard as long as the product is used

appropriately and in accordance with

the intended use.

Upper explosion limit:

As a result of our experience with this

product and our knowledge of its

composition we do not expect any

hazard as long as the product is used

appropriately and in accordance with

the intended use.

Thermal decomposition:

No decomposition if stored and

handled as prescribed/indicated.

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Self ignition:

Based on its structural properties the

product is not classified as self-

igniting.

Explosion hazard:

Product is not explosive, however a

dust explosion could result from an

air / dust mixture.

Fire promoting properties:

Based on its structural properties

the product is not classified as

oxidizing.

Vapour pressure:

not applicable

Density:

approx. 0.68 g/cm3

(20 °C)

Relative vapour density (air):

not applicable

Solubility in water:

insoluble

Partitioning coefficient n-octanol/water (log Pow):

not applicable

Viscosity, dynamic:

not applicable, the product is a solid

Other Information:

If necessary, information on other physical and chemical parameters is indicated in this section.

10. Stability and Reactivity

Conditions to avoid:

See MSDS section 7 - Handling and storage.

Thermal decomposition:

No decomposition if stored and handled as

prescribed/indicated.

Substances to avoid:

strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous reactions:

No hazardous reactions if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

Hazardous decomposition products:

No hazardous decomposition products if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated.

11. Toxicological Information

Acute toxicity

Assessment of acute toxicity:

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The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. Virtually nontoxic after a single ingestion. Virtually nontoxic by inhalation.

Virtually nontoxic after a single skin contact.

Experimental/calculated data:

(oral):Non-infective.

(by inhalation):Non-infective.

Non-infective.

Irritation

Assessment of irritating effects:

Not irritating to the skin. Eye contact causes irritation.

Respiratory/Skin sensitization

Assessment of sensitization:

Sensitization after skin contact possible. The substance may cause sensitization of the respiratory

tract.

Germ cell mutagenicity

Assessment of mutagenicity:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. Mutagenicity tests revealed no genotoxic potential.

Carcinogenicity

Assessment of carcinogenicity:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. The results of various animal studies gave no indication of a carcinogenic

effect.

Reproductive toxicity

Assessment of reproduction toxicity:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. The results of animal studies gave no indication of a fertility impairing effect.

Developmental toxicity

Assessment of teratogenicity:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. Animal studies gave no indication of a developmental toxic effect at doses

that were not toxic to the parental animals.

Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure):

Assessment of STOT single:

Causes temporary irritation of the respiratory tract.

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Repeated dose toxicity and Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure)

Assessment of repeated dose toxicity:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components. No signs of infectivity or pathogenicity were seen in mammals during

repeated exposure and during recovery.

Other relevant toxicity information

Non-infective in mammalian cell culture.

12. Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity

Assessment of aquatic toxicity:

There is a high probability that the product is not acutely harmful to aquatic organisms.

Toxicity to fish:

No data available.

Aquatic invertebrates:

No data available.

Aquatic plants:

No data available.

Mobility

Assessment transport between environmental compartments:

Due to the product characteristics the test is impossible.

Persistence and degradability

Assessment biodegradation and elimination (H2O):

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components.

Biodegradable.

Bioaccumulation potential

Assessment bioaccumulation potential:

The product has not been tested. The statement has been derived from the properties of the

individual components.

Bioaccumulation potential:

At the present state of knowledge, no negative ecological effects are expected.

Additional information

Other ecotoxicological advice:

Do not discharge product into the environment without control.

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13. Disposal Considerations

Must be disposed of or incinerated in accordance with local regulations.

Contaminated packaging:

Contaminated packaging should be emptied as far as possible and disposed of in the same manner

as the substance/product.

14. Transport Information

Domestic transport:

Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations

Sea transport

IMDG

Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations

Air transport

IATA/ICAO

Not classified as a dangerous good under transport regulations

15. Regulatory Information

Poisons Schedule: Not scheduled

Other regulations

For the user of this plant-protective product applies: 'To avoid risks to man and the environment,

comply with the instructions for use.' (Directive 1999/45/EC, Article 10, No. 1.2)

Registration status:

AICS, AU

released / exempt

APVMA Approval 51922

16. Other Information

Vertical lines in the left hand margin indicate an amendment from the previous version.

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The data contained in this safety data sheet are based on our current knowledge and experience and

describe the product only with regard to safety requirements. The data do not describe the product's

properties (product specification). Neither should any agreed property nor the suitability of the product for

any specific purpose be deduced from the data contained in the safety data sheet. It is the responsibility

of the recipient of the product to ensure any proprietary rights and existing laws and legislation are

observed.

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