IMTRADE PARAQUAT 250 HERBICIDE

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

Active ingredient:
PARAQUAT PRESENT AS PARAQUAT DICHLORIDE
Available from:
IMTRADE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
INN (International Name):
paraquat as dichloride(250g/L)
Pharmaceutical form:
AQUEOUS CONCENTRATE
Composition:
PARAQUAT PRESENT AS PARAQUAT DICHLORIDE PYRIDINE-BIPYRIDYL Active 250.0 g/L
Units in package:
5L-1000L
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
IMTRADE AUSTRALIA
Therapeutic group:
AID TO CULTIVATION - WEED CONTROL | ANNUAL CLOVER - SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL | ANNUAL RYEGRASS - TOXIN MINIMIZATION | BANANA | CHI
Therapeutic area:
HERBICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
ANNUAL GRASS WEED | ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS | ANNUAL WEEDS | ANODA WEED | APPLE-OF-PERU | BARLEY GRASS | BELLVINE | BLUE HELIOTROPE OR BLUE TOP | BROADLEAF WEEDS | COLUMBUS GRASS | COMMON MORNING GLORY | CROP MANAGEMENT | GENERAL WEED - OLDER | GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE | GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE | GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING | GRASS WEED | GROUND OR ANNUAL GROUND CHERRY | MILKWEED | PRE-HARVEST WEED CONTROL | RETAIN PROTEIN IN PASTURE | SAFFRON THISTLE | STAGGER WEED | THORNAPPLE | TOTAL WEED CONTROL | WANDERING JEW | WEED CONTROL - REFER TO ADDITIVE LABEL | WEED SEEDLING | WILD OAT | ANNUAL GOOSEBERRY | ANNUAL GRASSES | BROADLEAF GRASS | CASTOR OIL (FALSE) | COMMELINA SPP. | DATURA FEROX | DATURA METELOIDES | DATURA STRAMONIUM | DATURA TATULA | FALSE CASTOR OIL | FALSE STAR THISTLE | FIELD STACHYS | GOOSEBERRY | HEDGE-NETTLE | INTER-ROW WEED CONTROL | MAX. RETENTION OF PROTEIN | MEXICAN FIRE PLANT | MINT WEED | PHYSALIS ANGULATA | PURPLE FLOWERED THORNAPPLE | RIGID RYEGRASS | SEEDLING W
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: WHP: Do not graze or cut sprayed vegeta t ion for stock food for at least 1 day , or graze horses for 7 days after app lication. Remove stock from treated are as 3 days before slaughter. Field peas chickpeas faba beans, lupins and vet ch DO NOT harvest for 7 days after appl ication. For use only as an agricultura l and hort icultural herbicide this pr oduct is too hazardous to be used in th e home garden.; Host/pest details: AID TO CULTIVATION - WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS, WILD OAT]; ANNUAL CLOVER - SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; ANNUAL RYEGRASS - TOXIN MINIMIZATION: [CROP MANAGEMENT, RETAIN PROTEIN IN PASTURE]; BANANA: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; CHICKPEA: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; COCKSFOOT: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; DEMETER FESCUE SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; FABA BEAN: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; FALLOW CROP LAND WEED CONTROL: [WILD OAT]; FIELD PEA: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; FIREBREAK WEED CONTROL: [TOTAL WEED CONTROL]; HAY FREEZING (PASTURES): [CROP MANAGEMENT, RETAIN PROTEIN IN PASTURE]; HOPS: [ANNUAL GRASS ]; KIKUYU/PASPALUM PASTURE: [WEED CONTROL - REFER TO ADDITIVE LABEL]; LUCERNE - SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; LUPIN: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; MARKET GARDEN: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; NON-AGRICULTURAL AREA - GENERAL: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; ORCHARD - GENERAL: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; PASTURE TOPPING TO REDUCE SEED SET: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS, BARLEY GRASS, GRASS WEED, SAFFRON THISTLE]; PATH: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; PEANUT - POST-EMERGENT: [ANODA WEED, APPLE-OF-PERU, BELLVINE, BLUE HELIOTROPE OR BLUE TOP, COMMON MORNING GLORY, GROUND OR ANNUAL GROUND CHERRY, MILKWEED, STAGGER WEED, THORNAPPLE, WANDERING JEW]; PERENNIAL CLOVER-SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; PERENNIAL GRASS SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; PHALARIS SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; POTATO: [GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, PRE-HARVEST WEED CONTROL]; RICE: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; ROADSIDE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; ROW CROP: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; SHED (IN OR AROUND): [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; SUGAR CANE: [BROADLEAF WEEDS, GRASS WEED]; VEGETABLE: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; VETCH: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS, GRASS WEED]; VINEYARD: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: AID TO CULTIVATION - WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS, WILD OAT]; ANNUAL CLOVER - SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; ANNUAL RYEGRASS - TOXIN MINIMIZATION: [CROP MANAGEMENT, RETAIN PROTEIN IN PASTURE]; BANANA: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; CHICKPEA: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; COCKSFOOT: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; DEMETER FESCUE SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; FABA BEAN: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; FALLOW CROP LAND WEED CONTROL: [WILD OAT]; FIELD PEA: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; FIREBREAK WEED CONTROL: [TOTAL WEED CONTROL]; HAY FREEZING (PASTURES): [CROP MANAGEMENT, RETAIN PROTEIN IN PASTURE]; HOPS: [ANNUAL GRASS ]; KIKUYU/PASPALUM PASTURE: [WEED CONTROL - REFER TO ADDITIVE LABEL]; LUCERNE - SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; LUPIN: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS]; MARKET GARDEN: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; NON-AGRICULTURAL AREA - GENERAL: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; ORCHARD - GENERAL: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; PASTURE TOPPING TO REDUCE SEED SET: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS, BARLEY GRASS, GRASS WEED, SAFFRON THISTLE]; PATH: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; PEANUT - POST-EMERGENT: [ANODA WEED, APPLE-OF-PERU, BELLVINE, BLUE HELIOTROPE OR BLUE TOP, COMMON MORNING GLORY, GROUND OR ANNUAL GROUND CHERRY, MILKWEED, STAGGER WEED, THORNAPPLE, WANDERING JEW]; PERENNIAL CLOVER-SELECTIVE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; PERENNIAL GRASS SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; PHALARIS SEED CROP: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; POTATO: [GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, PRE-HARVEST WEED CONTROL]; RICE: [ANNUAL GRASS , BROADLEAF WEEDS]; ROADSIDE WEED CONTROL: [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; ROW CROP: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; SHED (IN OR AROUND): [ANNUAL WEEDS, COLUMBUS GRASS]; SUGAR CANE: [BROADLEAF WEEDS, GRASS WEED]; VEGETABLE: [GENERAL WEED - OLDER, GENERAL WEED - POST-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-CROP EMERGENCE, GENERAL WEED - PRE-PLANTING, WEED SEEDLING]; VETCH: [ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS, GRASS WEED]; VINEYARD: [ANNUAL WEEDS]; For the control of a wide range of grasses and broadleafed weeds.For ground application only - DO NOT use through aircraft, misting machines or hand-held ULV controlled droplet applications (CDA units). See RESTRAINTS on label also.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
53381
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

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Company Name:

Product Name:

APVMA Approval No:

IMTRADE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

IMTRADE PARAQUAT 250 HERBICIDE

53381/106312

Label Name:

IMTRADE PARAQUAT 250 HERBICIDE

Signal Headings:

DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

CAN KILL IF SWALLOWED

DO NOT PUT IN DRINK BOTTLES

KEEP LOCKED UP

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

Constituent

Statements:

250 g/L PARAQUAT PRESENT AS PARAQUAT DICHLORIDE

Mode of Action:

GROUP

L

HERBICIDE

Statement of

Claims:

For the control of a wide range of grasses and broadleafed weeds as per DIRECTIONS

FOR USE table.

Net Contents:

5L - 1000L

Restraints:

RESTRAINTS

DO NOT add wetter unless spraying at high volume. Where Imtrade Paraquat 250

Herbicide is mixed with water at less than 400 mL/100L of water, add 60 mL 1000g/L NON-

IONIC SURFACTANT per 100L spray.

RLP

APPROVED

For Official Use Only

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DO NOT spray plants, which are waterlogged, under stress of any kind or covered with soil

or dust.

DO NOT spray plants covered with heavy dew, but rain following spraying will not affect

results.

DO NOT sow or cultivate for 1 hour after spraying but operations should commence within

7 days.

For ground application only – DO NOT use through aircraft, misting machines (except in

banana plantations) or hand-held ultra low volume controlled droplet applications (CDA

units).

Directions for Use:

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Other Limitations:

FOR USE ONLY AS AN AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL HERBICIDE, THIS

PRODUCT IS TOO HAZARDOUS TO BE USED IN THE HOME GARDEN.

READ ALL SAFETY DIRECTIONS before commencing work.

DO NOT use hand-held ultra low volume controlled droplet applicators (CDA units),

boomless jets or misting machines (except in banana plantations).

Withholidng

Periods:

WITHHOLDING PERIOD – DO NOT GRAZE OR CUT SPRAYED VEGETATION FOR

STOCK FOOD FOR AT LEAST 1 DAY, OR GRAZE HORSES FOR 7 DAYS AFTER

APPLICATION.

REMOVE STOCK FROM TREATED AREAS 3 DAYS BEFORE SLAUGHTER.

CHICKPEAS, FABA BEANS, FIELD PEAS, LENTILS, LUPINS AND VETCH – DO NOT

HARVEST FOR 7 DAYS AFTER APPLICATION.

General

Instructions:

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Resistance

Warning:

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide is a member of the bipyridyl group of herbicides. Imtrade

Paraquat 250 Herbicide has the “photosynthesis at photosystem I inhibitor” mode of

action. For weed resistance management Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide is a Group L

Herbicide. Some naturally occurring weed biotypes resistant to Paraquat 250 and other

“photosynthesis at photosystem I inhibitor” 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 Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide or other “photosynthesis at photosystem I

inhibitor” herbicides.

Since the occurrence of resistant weeds is difficult to detect prior to use, Imtrade Australia

Pty Ltd accepts no responsibility for any losses that may result from the failure of Imtrade

Paraquat 250 Herbicide to control resistant weeds.

This product kills annual grasses and most annual broadleaf weeds (excluding Capeweed)

in specific situations and should not be used for any other purpose. Quickly kills green

plant tissue on contact. Is immediately inactivated in the soil or heavy dew. The principle

of selective weed control with this product is that annual weeds are killed but perennial

plants and clovers recover after an initial scorch. The control of annual weeds by spraying

with this product will allow the desirable perennial species to thicken up at the expense of

the weeds. Moisture and fertility should not be limiting at spraying and the proportion of

desirable species must be great enough for them to fill in the areas previously occupied by

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weeds. Long-term weed control can be obtained following the quick knockdown given by

this product if it is combined with soil residual chemicals.

Protections:

PROTECTION OF CROPS, NATIVE AND OTHER NON-TARGET PLANTS

DO NOT apply under weather conditions, or from spraying equipment, that may cause

spray to drift onto nearby susceptible plants/crops, cropping lands or pastures.

PROTECTION OF LIVESTOCK, WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND THE

ENVIRONMENT

Domestic pets and poultry – keep away from treated areas. DO NOT repack. DO NOT

contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the chemical or used container. This

formulation should no be applied on or near water which is used for human consumption,

livestock watering or irrigation purposes or water used for commercial or recreational

fishing.

For ground application only – DO NOT use this formulation through aircraft, misting

machines (except in banana plantations) or hand held ultra low volume controlled droplet

applicators (CDA units).

Storage and

Disposal:

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL (Containers 5L and greater)

Store in the closed, original container in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible and

locked away from children, animals, food, foodstuffs, seed and fertilisers. DO NOT store for

prolonged periods in 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 500mm 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.

Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

Envirodrum 110L Mini Bulk Returnable Container: Store the closed, original sealed

Envirodrum in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible and locked away from children,

animals, food, foodstuffs, seed and fertilisers.. DO NOT store for prolonged periods in

direct sunlight. DO NOT tamper with the Micro Matic valve or the security seal. DO NOT

contaminate the Envirodrum with water or any other foreign matter. After each use of

the product, please ensure that the Micro Matic coupler, delivery system and hoses are

disconnected, triple rinsed with clean water and drained accordingly.

Refillable containers (1000L only)

Store in the closed, original container in a well-ventilated area, as cool as possible and

locked away from children, animals, food, foodstuffs, seed and fertilisers. DO NOT store for

prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close

all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.

Safety Directions:

GENERAL

Very dangerous, particularly the concentrate. Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide is poisonous

if swallowed. Will irritate the nose, throat and skin. Attacks the eyes, protect the eyes

while using. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. When opening the container and

preparing product wear elbow-length PVC gloves, face shield or goggles. If product on

skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. If clothing becomes contaminated with

product remove clothing immediately. If product in eyes, wash it out immediately with water.

Avoid contact with spray mist. DO NOT inhale spray mist. After use and before eating,

drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After

each days use, wash gloves and face shield or goggles and contaminated clothing.

SPRAY APPLICATION

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DO NOT work in spray mist. DO NOT continue to use if skin irritation or nosebleed occurs.

This may be caused by exposure to spray mist as a result of incorrect use of equipment

or adverse climatic conditions. Stop and review handling and spraying techniques before

further spraying. If symptoms persist seek medical advice.

When using misting machines for weed control in banana plantations, cut back to run at

half throttle, thus preventing the production of fine droplets, the inhalation of which may be

dangerous. When using misting machines in banana plantations or where there is a risk

of exposure to spray mist, wear waterproof footwear and waterproof protective clothing,

impervious gauntlet length gloves (rubber or PVC), goggles and a face mask and respirator

covering nose and mouth and capable of filtering spray droplets. A high efficiency type

particulate respirator is recommended by in any event use a respirator which complies

with the requirements of AS1716 (Standards Association of Australia). Further advice

on safety equipment should be obtained from a safety equipment manufacturer. Avoid

contacting vegetation wet with spray but if necessary to do so wear waterproof footwear

and waterproof protective clothing and gloves.

First Aid

Instructions:

If poisoning occurs, get to a Doctor or Hospital quickly. If in eyes, hold eyes open and flood

with water for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor.

First Aid Warnings:

NOTE TO PHYSICIANS

For additional advice on the treatment of paraquat poisoning please consult the booklet

“The Treatment of Paraquat Poisoning: A Guide for Doctors”.

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MIXING

Add the required quantity of product to water in the spray tank and agitate to give even mixing. Agitate

again if left standing.

Wetting Agent

This product contains a wetting agent and additional wetter is not required unless high volume

spraying results in excessive dilution of the wetter content. This will occur when product rates fall

below 400 mL per 100L of spray. Under such circumstances wetter should be added at the rate of 60

mL of 1000g/L NON-IONIC SURFACTANT per 100L of spray mix. Where Fat Hen and Portulaca are

present in orchard or vineyard situations, extra wetter should be used when this product ratio is less

than 800 mL per 100L. Add wetter at double the above recommendations. DO NOT use alkaline or

anionic wetting agents.

Clean Water

Mix this product with clean water only. Water should be clean and free from clay, silt and algae.

Providing it meets this requirement, saline water, water collected from roofs, bore water, dam water

and water from creeks may be used.

APPLICATION

(i)

Cereals and Broadacre Spraying

Use only through a properly calibrated boom spray, which should be fitted with flat fan jets and

adjusted to a height to give at least double overlap of the spray at the top of the weeds being sprayed.

Spraying pressures should be in the range of 200-300 kPa. Speed of travel should be in the range of

6-15 km/hr. It is essential that a good marking system be used. If a disc marked is used, it must be

mounted so as to turn the soil back on to the area sprayed. It is essential to obtain good leaf coverage

with the spray and volumes of dilute spray must be adjusted according to density of weed growth.

100L/ha may be used for seedlings or well grazed weeds up to 2cm high. For plant height 2-5cm use

150L/ha and up to 6-10cm use 200L/ha. Spray volumes may be as low as 50L/ha (30L/ha in WA) for

weed growth below 5cm high, or for spray topping and hay freezing.

Equipment must be appropriate to this volume, properly calibrated and fitted with spraying tips

designed to give droplets in the 200-250µ Volume Median Diameter Range.

READ ALL SAFETY DIRECTIONS before commencing work.

(ii)

High Volume Applications

Higher volumes will generally be required to give good coverage of weed growth in situations other

than those specified under cereals and other broadacre crops.

READ ALL SAFETY DIRECTIONS before commencing work.

(iii)

Wash spray equipment with clean water immediately after use. This product is highly

corrosive to metals particularly galvanised iron and aluminum and should not be left for long periods

in tanks or equipment made of these materials.

READ ALL SAFETY DIRECTIONS before commencing work.

COMPATIBILITY

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide combines satisfactorily with the soil active herbicides Atrazine 900DF

and Atrazine 600DF, Diuron 900DF and Flowable Diuron and Simazine 900DF and Flowable

Simazine where prolonged weed control is required as well as a quick knockdown. This product is

compatible with Imtrade Penetrate Wetter, Diquat, Imtrade Spraykill 250 Herbicide, Spray.Seed® 250,

Dicamba 500 g/L, 2,4-D Amine 625, Nufarm Surpass® 475, MCPA 500 (no more than 1L/800 mL

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide), Chlorsulfuron 750 g/kg, Oryzalin/Trifluralin 250 g/L, Imtrade Tri-

Allate 500 EC Herbicide, Oxyfluorfen 240 g/L and Imtrade Trifluralin 480 EC Herbicide.

DIURON TANK MIXES:

Read and follow

all label directions, including restraints, spray drift

restraints,

mandatory

no-spray

zones,

critical

comments,

withholding

periods,

regional

restrictions, and safety directions for the tank mix products.

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Spraying Conditions

Avoid spraying plants under stress from waterlogging, frost, and drought etc. or covered with dust and

soil. Results will be better if application is made in dull weather or at the end of the day. Light rain

following spraying will not affect results. Avoid drift into neighboring crops.

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CROP USE OR

SITUATION

WEEDS CONTROLLED

STATE

RATE/ha

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Aid to Cultivation to minimise

cultivation and prepare a clean

bed for sowing

Annual grass and broadleaf

weed control

Early Autumn sowing

QLD, NSW,

VIC, SA, TAS,

NT, ACT only

1.2 – 1.6L

Where cultivation follows spraying, it may commence one hour after spraying but should be

completed within 7 days. Where heavy weed growth is present at spraying, a better seed

bed will result if cultivation is delayed 3-5 days. Use the higher rates for dense, more mature

weed stands. Wild oats must have at least two leaves. If Diquat 200g/L is used, the lower

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide rate should be sufficient to control dense mature weeds.

Pasture: Remains of old pasture should be reduced by continuous heavy grazing. Remove

stock 3-5 days before spraying to allow to freshen up.

Winter, Spring and early

Summer sowing

1.6 – 2.4L

Wild Oats at 2-5 leaf stage in

Autumn/Winter

QLD, VIC, SA,

TAS, NT only

600 mL - 800 mL

NSW, ACT

only

600 mL

Rice

Annual grass and broadleaf

weed control.

QLD, NSW,

NT only

1.6L

800 mL

Pre-sowing

Post-sowing, pre- crop emergence.

Wild Oat control in Spring

Fallows

Wild Oats at 2-5 leaf stage

QLD, NSW,

NT, ACT

only

1.2 – 2L

Use higher rate for Summer growth. Avoid spraying under hot, dry conditions. Best results

will be obtained when spraying is carried out in the late evening.

Kikuyu/Paspalum Pasture

To suppress growth to

oversown Winter seed

QLD, NSW,

ACT only

1.6 – 2.4L

Use the high rate for February spraying and the low rate in March.

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CROP USE OR

SITUATION

WEEDS CONTROLLED

STATE

RATE/ha

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Selective Weed Control

Autumn / early winter

- Annual and Perennial Clover

Annual grasses and some

broadleaf weed control except

Paterson’s Curse, Sorrel, Dock,

Shepherd’s Purse and some

Thistles.

All States

600 mL to 1.2L

1.2 to 1.6L

Use the higher rates for dense weed stands.

Late Winter/ early Spring

- Annual and Perennial

Clovers

QLD, NSW,

VIC, SA, TAS,

NT, ACT

only

1.6 to 2.4L

Use the higher rate in Winter/early Spring when barley grass is present.

Control of some broadleaf

weeds including Paterson’s

Curse, Sorrel, Dock,

Shepherd’s Purse and some

Thistles will not be achieved.

Alternative methods such as

the spray-graze technique with

2,4-D or MCPA should be

considered.

All Applications:

Graze pastures continuously after the seasonal break to a height of 2-4cm. Remove stock 2-

3 days before spraying to allow weeds to freshen up. DO NOT apply until clover has reached

the 6 leaf stage. DO NOT spray clovers which are affected by insect attack, disease or

moisture stress. DO NOT use on clover pastures growing in water repellent sands or other

situations subject to moisture stress at or immediately following treatment. Poor recovery of

the clover will result.

DO NOT APPLY TO MEDICS

Lucerne

Autumn/early Winter

Late Winter/early Spring

Annual grass and some

broadleaf weeds

QLD, VIC, SA,

WA, TAS, NT

only

1.2 to 1.6L

Use the higher rates for dense weed stands. DO NOT spray Lucerne stands under 12

months old.

If Mintweed is present use Atrazine granules at 600g/ha.

NSW only

1.2L

Annual grass and some

broadleaf weeds

QLD, VIC, SA,

WA, TAS, NT

only

1.6 to 2.4L

WARNING – In certain areas, an uncommon species of barley grass (H. glaucum – common

barley grass is H. leporinum) resistant to paraquat based products has become established.

It may re-grow after an initial scorch by Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide. Where this problem

is suspected use a suitable post-emergence grass herbicide at recommended label rates for

grass weed control. If Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide has been applied use a suitable

post-emergence grass herbicide at recommended label rates after regrowth but before

heading.

NSW, ACT only

1.2L

Perennial Grass

Seed Crops

Annual grass and some

broadleaf weed

All States

600 mL to 1.2L

Use the low rate for cocksfoot and perennial ryegrass and the higher rate for Phalaris and

Demeter Fescue.

Cocksfoot, Perennial

Ryegrass, Phalaris and

Demeter Fescue only

Spray about 4 weeks after a full weed germination following the autumn break. The

perennial grasses must be a least 12 months old at spraying.

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CROP USE OR

SITUATION

WEEDS CONTROLLED

STATE

RATE/ha

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Spray topping to reduce seed

set.

Annual Ryegrass

All States

400 mL

800 mL

As an aid in managing Annual Ryegrass resistance. For use on escapes from a

previous herbicide application in the current crop.

Field Peas, Lupins,

Chickpeas, Faba Beans,

Vetch

Spray the crop when the Ryegrass is at the optimum stage, that is when the last ryegrass

seed heads at the bottom of the plant have emerged and the majority are at or just past

flowering (with anthers present or glumes open) but before haying off is evident – usually

October to November. Use of the higher rate in these crops is usually more reliable and

gives a greater reduction in seed set.

Reduction in crop yield may occur especially if the crop is less advanced relative to the

Ryegrass, that is if crops have a majority of green immature pods. The higher rate may also

increase any yield reduction. In practice, crop losses in excess of 25% may occur. Apply by

ground boom only in 50-100L/ha. Spray with a calibrated boom spray raised to give double

overlap at the level of the Ryegrass seed heads. Pressures of 250-350 kPa and use of

110015 or 02 nozzles or equivalent will aid coverage.

Spray topping to reduce seed

Grasses generally

(particularly Annual Ryegrass)

All States

400 mL

Heavily graze paddocks during spring flush to encourage even head development. Remove

stock 2-3 weeks before the anticipated maturity date of the target species. However, if this is

not feasible through lack of stock it is preferable to allow the pasture to mature ungrazed.

Delay spraying until the last seed-heads at the bottom

of the plant have emerged and initial signs of haying off appear. Spray with a calibrated

boom spray raised to give double overlap at the level of the seed heads.

Pastures

Barley Grass

Manage paddocks as above. Spray after head emergence but when all seed heads are

green and there is no sign of haying off. Inspect paddocks before returning stock. Provided

spraying was carried out before hardening seeds are present, harrow to knock seeds from

the heads. DO NOT introduce lambs into paddock until safe from the risk of seed injury. If

seasonal conditions favour regeneration, stock should be

returned to selectively graze new shoots. Spray with a calibrated boom raised to give double

overlap at the level of the seed heads.

Saffron Thistle

NSW, SA, ACT

only

Spray after the plant begins to run to head until flowering.

Prevention of annual

ryegrass toxicity

Spray top – Graze to destroy

seed heads

WA only

400 mL

Grazing management as for spray topping above. Remove stock 3-4 weeks before

anticipated maturity date. Spray must be applied within 10 days after emergence of the first

Ryegrass seed heads.

To ensure adequate control of toxin development, heavy continuous grazing is

essential from 1 day after spraying until the pasture has completely hayed off.

The required stocking rate will vary but must be sufficient to keep all re-growth after spraying

completely eaten off to prevent further growth producing new seed heads which could

become toxic.

Hay freezing

Maximum retention of protein

in standing dry feed.

All States

800 mL

Graze paddocks as for spray topping above. Remove 3-4 weeks before the anticipated

maturity date. Apply prior to commencement of haying off regardless of the grass species

involved. Spray with a calibrated boom spray raised to give double overlap at the level of the

seed heads.

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CROP USE OR

SITUATION

WEEDS CONTROLLED

STATE

RATE/ha

CRITICAL COMMENTS

General weed control

Bananas

Annual weed control

QLD, NSW,

NT only

100 mL/100L

Misters

8 mL/L

Apply soon after emergence and before weeds reach 15cm in height. Use spraying pressure

less than 240 kPa. Avoid chemical contact with roots and peepers near the pseudo stem.

Repeat sprays as required.

Hops

Annual Grasses

VIC, TAS only

1.2 to 1.6L plus 1.1kg/ha

Simazine 900 DF

and/or 750 mL to 1.4L/ha

Diquat 200g/L

Apply as a directed inter-row spray prior to crop emergence from winter dormancy, using a

minimum of 250L/ha spray volume to ensure good and even coverage of weeds.

Orchards and

Vineyards

Annual Weed control

QLD, VIC, SA,

WA, TAS,

NT only

1.6 to 3.2L/

sprayed ha

Spray as necessary for control of annual weeds. Avoid contact crop foliage. Imtrade

Paraquat 250 Herbicide will not harm trees or vines with mature brown bark if this alone is

sprayed. Use the higher rate for dense weed growth.

NSW only

1.7L/ sprayed

If Fat hen chenopodium album or Portulaca spp. are present and Imtrade Paraquat 250

Herbicide rate is less that the ratio 800 mL/100L add 120 mL Imtrade Penetrate Wetter per

100L spray mix.

Peanuts

Post-emergence

(in-crop)

Datura spp. (2-4 leaf)

Annual Ground Cherry (2-3

leaf)

Apple-of-Peru (2-4 leaf)

Milkweed (2-3 leaf)

Stagger Weed (2-3 leaf)

Blue Heliotrope (2-3 leaf)

Wandering Jew (2-3 leaf)

Anoda Weed (2-4 leaf)

Bellvine (2-3 leaf)

Common Morning Glory (2 leaf)

QLD, NT only

400 mL

600 mL

600 mL

600 mL

800 mL

800 mL

800 mL

800 mL

Spray peanuts up to 7-8 leaf stage but before majority of plants flowering. Foliage will be

scorched following application but plants recover rapidly. Apply in 200-250L/ha for thorough

coverage of weed foliage. A dense canopy of weeds may reduce weed control due to

shielding. Add 60 mL of Imtrade Penetrate Wetter per 100L of spray mix.

Potatoes

General weed control

(in-crop)

All States

1.2 to 1.6L

Spray at early crop emergence (no later than 25% emergence of potato shoots). Use the

higher rate for dense weed growth.

Pre-harvest weed control

2.8L

Spray about one week before digging and after tops have died down.

Row Crops, Vegetables and

Market Gardens

Pre-planting and pre-crop

emergence.

All States

1.2 to 1.6L

200 mL/100L

To control weeds in seed beds. Treat no less than three days before sowing or before crop

emergence. Use the lower rate for early Autumn applications.

Post-emergence inter-row

weed control

1.2 to 1.6L

200 mL/100L

Apply after crop seedlings have emerged or when transplanted crops are established.

Direct the spray so that it does not touch the crop. Use shielded nozzles.

Seedling weeds

Seedling weeds – use the lower rate for early Autumn applications.

Older weeds

2.4 or

400 mL/100L

More mature stages of weed growth.

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CROP USE OR

SITUATION

WEEDS CONTROLLED

STATE

RATE/ha

CRITICAL COMMENTS

Sugar Cane

(Plant and Ratoon)

Grass and some broadleaf

weeds

QLD, NSW,

NT only

1.2 to 1.6L

sprayed ha

Apply as a broadcast spray over-the-top of plant cane up to the 3-4 leaf stage. Cane foliage

will be scorched but new leaves will appear in 7-10 days. Between the 3-4 leaf stage and

the formation of the true stem use a directed interspace spray with droppers and or shields

or leaf deflectors to avoid excessive drift onto cane foliage while spraying up to the cane

bases. Use coarse nozzles such as flood jets (reflex nozzles) and pressure of 100-200kPa.

After the formation of the true stem, which is resistant to Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide

droppers can be raised to overlap the spray pattern to give weed control in the stool. Use the

high rate for dense more mature weeds. Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide can be mixed with

Atrazine granules to give residual weed control when used as a directed spray. It may also

be mixed with Diuron 900 WG Herbicide. To improve the activity of Imtrade Paraquat 250

Herbicide under favorable growing and in open sunny conditions add 135g to 275g/ha Diuron

WG Herbicide except for blanket application after the spike stage.

DIURON TANK MIXES: 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.

Non-Agricultural situations,

around sheds, roadways,

paths.

Annual weed control

All States

1.6 to 4L/ha

200mL /100L

Spray to thoroughly wet weed growth. Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide can be combined with

soil residual herbicides, Atrazine 900 DF or Simazine 900 DF Herbicide to give rapid

knockdown and prolonged weed control. Use the higher rate for dense weed growth.

Columbus grass

NSW only

Spot Spraying

160 mL/100L

plus 1L

Smack Water Soluble

Herbicide

Boom Spray

2.3 to 4.5L/ha

plus 12 to 22L

Smack Water Soluble

Herbicide

Firebreaks

Knock down weed growth to

eliminate fire hazard or assist

firebreak burn.

All States

1.6 to 4L

Apply mid-Winter to early Summer.

Use the higher rate for dense weed growth. After desiccation is complete, the prayed area

may be burnt (normally 7-10 days after spraying).

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide can be combined with soil residual herbicides Diuron 900

WG Herbicide or Flowable Diuron Herbicides or Simazine 900 DF or Atrazine 900 DF or

Flowable Atrazine Herbicides, to give rapid knockdown and prolonged weed control.

DIURON TANK MIXES: 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.

# Capeweed or Erodium spp. present: Add Diquat 200g/L at 750 mL to 1.5L/ha (125 mL to 250 mL/100L for high volume spraying). Use higher rate for plants more

than 10cm diameter.

+ If Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide rate is less than the ratio 400 mL/100L add 60 mL of Imtrade Penetrate Wetter per 100L of spray mix.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

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Safety Data Sheet

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Issued by: Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 1800 171 799

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

PRODUCT NAME:

Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide

APVMA Product Code:

53381

1 - IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Supplier Name

IMTRADE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Address

17 Ocean Street, Kwinana, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA, 6167

Telephone

1800 171 799

Fax

1800 171 788

Emergency

In a Transport Emergency Dial 000 – Police or Fire Brigade

Web site

http://www.imtrade.com.au

Product Use:

Agricultural herbicide for use as described on the product label.

Creation Date:

September, 2008

This version issued:

September, 2014 and is valid for 5 years from this date.

Product type:

Paraquat is a bipyridylium derivative.

SECTION 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Statement of Hazardous Nature

This product is classified as:

Xi, Irritating. T, Toxic. N, Dangerous to the environment. Hazardous according to the

criteria of SWA.

Dangerous according to the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code.

Risk Phrases:

R21, R48/25, R26, R36/37/38, R50/53. Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic: danger of serious

damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed. Very toxic by inhalation. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system

and skin. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects to the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

S23, S28, S45, S60, S61, S1/2, S24/25, S36/37/39. Do not breathe vapours or spray mists. After

contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of soap and water. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, contact a

doctor or Poisons Information Centre immediately (show this SDS where possible). This material and its container

must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/Safety Data

Sheets. Keep locked up and out of reach of children. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective

clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

SUSMP Classification:

ADG Classification:

Class 6.1: Toxic substances.

UN Number:

3016, BIPYRIDILIUM PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC

GHS Signal word: DANGER.

HAZARD STATEMENT:

H301: Toxic if swallowed.

H312: Harmful in contact with skin.

H315: Causes skin irritation.

H320: Causes eye irritation.

H330: Fatal if inhaled.

H335: May cause respiratory irritation.

H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

PREVENTION

P102: Keep out of reach of children.

P260: Do not breathe fumes, mists, vapours or spray.

P264: Wash contacted areas thoroughly after handling.

P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.

P271: Use only outdoors or in a well ventilated area.

Product Name: Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide

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SDS Date:

September, 2014

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Issued by: Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 1800 171 799

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

P273: Avoid release to the environment.

P280: Wear protective gloves, protective clothing and eye or face protection.

P284: Wear respiratory protection.

RESPONSE

P314: Get medical advice or attention if you feel unwell.

P361: Remove all contaminated clothing immediately.

P363: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

P301+P310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor.

P301+P330+P331: IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.

P302+P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.

P304+P340: IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.

P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if

present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

P332+P313: If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice.

P337+P313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice.

P391: Collect spillage.

P370+P378: Not combustible. Use extinguishing media suited to burning materials.

STORAGE

P405: Store locked up.

P403+P233: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

P411+P235: Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C. Keep cool.

DISPOSAL

P501: Dispose of contents and containers as specified on the registered label.

Emergency Overview

Physical Description & Colour

: Clear, dark blue liquid.

Odour:

Obnoxious pyridine odour.

Major Health Hazards:

very toxic by inhalation, toxic if swallowed, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin,

harmful in contact with skin.

Potential Health Effects

Swallowing 10-15mL of this product is likely to kill.

Inhalation:

Short Term Exposure:

Available data shows that this product is very toxic, but symptoms are not available. In

addition product is an inhalation irritant. Symptoms may include headache, irritation of nose and throat and increased

secretion of mucous in the nose and throat. Other symptoms may also become evident, but they should disappear

after exposure has ceased.

Long Term Exposure:

No data for health effects associated with long term inhalation.

Skin Contact:

Short Term Exposure:

Available data shows that this product is harmful, but symptoms are not available. In

addition product is a skin irritant. Symptoms may include itchiness and reddening of contacted skin. Other symptoms

may also become evident, but all should disappear once exposure has ceased.

Long Term Exposure:

No data for health effects associated with long term skin exposure.

Eye Contact:

Short Term Exposure

: This product is an eye irritant. Symptoms may include stinging and reddening of eyes and

watering which may become copious. Other symptoms may also become evident. If exposure is brief, symptoms

should disappear once exposure has ceased. However, lengthy exposure or delayed treatment may cause permanent

damage.

Long Term Exposure

: No data for health effects associated with long term eye exposure.

Ingestion:

Short Term Exposure

: Significant oral exposure is considered to be unlikely. Available data shows that this

product is toxic, but further symptoms are not available. However, this product is an oral irritant. Symptoms may

include burning sensation and reddening of skin in mouth and throat. Other symptoms may also become evident, but

all should disappear once exposure has ceased.

Long Term Exposure

: No data for health effects associated with long term ingestion.

Carcinogen Status:

SWA:

No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by SWA.

NTP:

No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.

IARC:

No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by IARC.

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SDS Date:

September, 2014

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Issued by: Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 1800 171 799

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

SECTION 3 - COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

CAS No

Conc,%

TWA (mg/m

3

)

STEL (mg/m

3

)

Paraquat (present as the dichloride salt)

4685-14-7

250g/L

not set

not set

Other ingredients

various

<5

not set

not set

Water

7732-18-5

to 100

not set

not set

This is a commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non

hazardous ingredients are also possible.

The SWA TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working day

for a 5 day working week. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is an exposure value that may be equalled (but should not be exceeded) for no

longer than 15 minutes and should not be repeated more than 4 times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures

at the STEL. The term "peak "is used when the TWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should never be exceeded, even briefly.

SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

General Information:

You should call The Poisons Information Centre if you feel that you may have been poisoned, burned or irritated by

this product. The number is 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all

times. Have this SDS with you when you call.

Inhalation:

If inhalation occurs, contact a Poisons Information Centre. Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be

needed. Remove source of contamination or move victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, oxygen may be beneficial

if administered by trained personnel, preferably on a doctor's advice. DO NOT allow victim to move about

unnecessarily. Symptoms of pulmonary oedema can be delayed up to 48 hours after exposure.

Skin Contact:

Wash gently and thoroughly with warm water (use non-abrasive soap if necessary) for 10-20 minutes

or until product is removed. Under running water, remove contaminated clothing, shoes and leather goods (e.g.

watchbands and belts) and completely decontaminate them before reuse or discard. If irritation persists, repeat

flushing and seek medical attention.

Eye Contact:

Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 20 minutes or until

the product is removed, while holding the eyelid(s) open. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into the

unaffected eye or onto the face. Obtain medical attention immediately. Take special care if exposed person is wearing

contact lenses.

Ingestion:

If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting; rinse mouth thoroughly with water and contact a Poisons

Information Centre, or call a doctor at once. Give activated charcoal if instructed.

SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Fire and Explosion Hazards

: There is little risk of an explosion from this product if commercial quantities are

involved in a fire.

This product is likely to decompose only after heating to dryness, followed by further strong heating.

Fire decomposition products from this product may be toxic if inhaled. Take appropriate protective measures.

Extinguishing Media

: Water fog or fine spray is the preferred medium for large fires. Try to contain spills, minimise

spillage entering drains or water courses.

Fire Fighting

: If a significant quantity of this product is involved in a fire, call the fire brigade. There is little danger of

a violent reaction or explosion if significant quantities of this product are involved in a fire. Recommended personal

protective equipment is liquid-tight chemical protective clothing and breathing apparatus.

Flash point

:

Does not burn.

Upper Flammability Limit:

Does not burn.

Lower Flammability Limit:

Does not burn.

Autoignition temperature:

Not applicable - does not burn.

Flammability Class:

Does not burn.

SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Accidental release

: In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. Evacuate

the spill area and deny entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel. Wear full protective chemically resistant

clothing including eye/face protection, gauntlets and self contained breathing apparatus. See below under Personal

Protection regarding Australian Standards relating to personal protective equipment. Suitable materials for protective

clothing include rubber, PVC. Eye/face protective equipment should comprise as a minimum, protective goggles. If

there is any chance that vapours or mists are likely to build up in the cleanup area, we recommend that you use a

respirator. It should be fitted with a type G cartridge, suitable for agricultural chemicals.

Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Absorb onto sand, vermiculite or other suitable absorbent material. If spill

is too large or if absorbent material is not available, try to create a dike to stop material spreading or going into drains

or waterways. Because of the toxicity of this product, special personal care should be taken in any cleanup operation.

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SDS Date:

September, 2014

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Issued by: Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 1800 171 799

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into labelled containers for recycling or salvage, and dispose of

promptly. Recycle containers wherever possible after careful cleaning. Refer to product label for specific instructions.

After spills, wash area preventing runoff from entering drains. If a significant quantity of material enters drains, advise

emergency services. Full details regarding disposal of used containers, spillage and unused material may be found on

the label. If there is any conflict between this SDS and the label, instructions on the label prevail. Ensure legality of

disposal by consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly launder protective clothing before storage or re-use.

Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated clothing to laundry.

SECTION 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling

: Keep exposure to this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check

Section 8 of this SDS for details of personal protective measures, and make sure that those measures are followed.

The measures detailed below under "Storage" should be followed during handling in order to minimise risks to

persons using the product in the workplace. Also, avoid contact or contamination of product with incompatible

materials listed in Section 10.

Storage

: This product is a Scheduled Poison. Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport and storage

of this schedule of poison. Store in a cool, well ventilated area. Check containers periodically for leaks. Containers

should be kept closed in order to minimise contamination. Make sure that the product does not come into contact with

substances listed under "Incompatibilities" in Section 10. If you keep more than 10000kg or L of Dangerous Goods of

Packaging Group III, you may be required to license the premises or notify your Dangerous Goods authority. If you

have any doubts, we suggest you contact your Dangerous Goods authority in order to clarify your obligations. Check

packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.

SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

The following Australian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:

Respiratory equipment: AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves: AS 2161, Occupational Protective Clothing: AS/NZS 4501

set 2008, Industrial Eye Protection: AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337, Occupational Protective Footwear: AS/NZS2210.

SWA Exposure Limits

TWA (mg/m

3

)

STEL (mg/m

3

)

Exposure limits have not been established by SWA for any of the significant ingredients in this product.

The ADI for Paraquat is set at 0.004mg/kg/day. The corresponding NOEL is set at 0.45mg/kg/day. ADI means

Acceptable Daily Intake and NOEL means No-observable-effect-level. Values taken from Australian ADI List, Dec

2012.

No special equipment is usually needed when occasionally handling small quantities. The following instructions are

for bulk handling or where regular exposure in an occupational setting occurs without proper containment systems.

Ventilation:

No special ventilation requirements are normally necessary for this product. However make sure that

the work environment remains clean and that vapours and mists are minimised.

Eye Protection:

Protective glasses or goggles should be worn when this product is being used. Failure to protect

your eyes may cause them harm. Emergency eye wash facilities are also recommended in an area close to where

this product is being used.

Skin Protection:

Prevent skin contact by wearing impervious gloves, clothes and, preferably, apron. Make sure that

all skin areas are covered. See below for suitable material types.

Protective Material Types:

We suggest that protective clothing be made from the following: rubber, PVC.

Respirator:

When using misting machines for weed control in banana plantations, cut back to run at half throttle,

thus preventing the production of fine droplets, the inhalation of which may be dangerous. When using misting

machines in banana plantations or where there is a risk of exposure to spray mist, wear a face mask and respirator

covering nose and mouth and capable of filtering spray droplets. A high efficiency type particulate respirator is

recommended but in any event use a respirator which complies with the requirements of AS1716 (Standards

Association of Australia).

Eyebaths or eyewash stations and safety deluge showers should be provided near to where product is being used.

SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:

Physical Description & colour

Clear, dark blue liquid.

Odour:

Obnoxious pyridine odour.

Boiling Point:

Approximately 100°C at 100kPa.

Freezing/Melting Point:

Approximately 0°C.

Volatiles:

Water component.

Vapour Pressure:

2.37 kPa at 20°C (water vapour pressure).

Vapour Density:

No data.

Specific Gravity:

1.10 approx

Water Solubility:

Completely soluble in water.

pH:

No data.

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SDS Date:

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Volatility:

No data.

Odour Threshold:

No data.

Evaporation Rate:

No data.

Coeff Oil/water Distribution

No data

Autoignition temp:

Not applicable - does not burn.

SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity:

This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions. However, if you have

any doubts, contact the supplier for advice on shelf life properties.

Conditions to Avoid:

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

Incompatibilities:

strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidising agents.

Fire Decomposition:

This product is likely to decompose only after heating to dryness, followed by further strong

heating. Carbon dioxide, and if combustion is incomplete, carbon monoxide and smoke. Nitrogen and its compounds,

and under some circumstances, oxides of nitrogen. Occasionally hydrogen cyanide gas in reducing atmospheres.

Hydrogen chloride gas, other compounds of chlorine. Water. Carbon monoxide poisoning produces headache,

weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimness of vision, disturbance of judgment, and unconsciousness followed

by coma and death.

Polymerisation:

This product will not undergo polymerisation reactions.

SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity:

Paraquat Dichloride: LD

Oral, Rat 157mg/kg

Oral, Mouse = 104mg/kg

Oral, Guinea Pig = 22-42mg/kg

Oral, Dog = 25-50mg/kg

Dermal, Rat = 236-500mg/kg

There is no data to hand indicating any particular target organs.

Classification of Hazardous Ingredients

Ingredient

Risk Phrases

Paraquat Dichloride Trihydrate

>=20%Conc<25%: T+; R26; R21/22; R48/25; R36/37/38

SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects to the aquatic environment. This product is

biodegradable. It will not accumulate in the soil or water or cause long term problems.

Paraquat Dichloride:

Birds: LD

hen: 262-380mg/kg

bobwhite quail: 981mg/kg

Japanese quail: 970mg/kg

mallard duck: 4048mg/kg

Fish: LC

rainbow trout: 32mg/L

brown trout: 2.15-13mg/L

Environmental fate:

Animals: In rats, following oral administration, 76-90% of the dose was excreted in the faeces, and 11-20% in urine.

Plants: On plant surfaces, photochemical degradation occurs. Degradation products which have been isolated include

1-methyl-4-carboxypyridinium chloride and methylamine hydrochloride.

Soil/environment: Clays and organic materials rapidly and strongly absorb paraquat, resulting in complete

deactivation. Typical strong absorption capacities vary from 20-3000mg/kg soil depending on clay or organic material

content. Desorption requires digestion with 12N sulfuric acid for several hours.

SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal:

Special help is available for the disposal of Agricultural Chemicals. The product label will give general

advice regarding disposal of small quantities, and how to cleanse containers. However, for help with the collection of

unwanted rural chemicals, contact ChemClear 1800 008 182 http://www.chemclear.com.au/ and for help with the

disposal of empty drums, contact DrumMuster http://www.drummuster.com.au/ where you will find contact details for

your area.

SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION

ADG Code:

3016, BIPYRIDILIUM PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC

Hazchem Code:

Special Provisions:

61, 223, 274

Limited quantities:

ADG 7 specifies a Limited Quantity value of 5L for this class of product.

Dangerous Goods Class:

Class 6.1: Toxic Substances.

Packaging Group:

Packaging Method:

P001, IBC03, LP01

Product Name: Imtrade Paraquat 250 Herbicide

Page: 6 of 6

SDS Date:

September, 2014

SAFETY DATA SHEET

Issued by: Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd

Phone: 1800 171 799

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

Class 6 Toxic Substances shall not be loaded in the same vehicle or packed in the same freight container with

Classes 1 (Explosives), 3 (Flammable Liquids where the Flammable Liquid is nitromethane), 5.1 (Oxidising Agents

where the Toxic Substances are Fire Risk Substances), 5.2 (Organic Peroxides where the Toxic Substances are Fire

Risk Substances), 8 (Corrosive Substances where the Toxic Substances are cyanides and the Corrosives are acids),

Foodstuffs and foodstuff empties. They may however be loaded in the same vehicle or packed in the same freight

container with Classes, 2.1 (Flammable Gases), 2.2 (Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gases), 2.3 (Toxic Gases), 3

(Flammable liquids, except where the flammable liquid is nitromethane), 4.1 (Flammable Solids), 4.2 (Spontaneously

Combustible Substances), 4.3 (Dangerous When Wet Substances), 5.1 (Oxidising Agents except where the Toxic

Substances are Fire Risk Substances), 5.2 (Organic Peroxides except where the Toxic Substances are Fire Risk

Substances), 7 (Radioactive Substances), 8 (Corrosive Substances except where the Toxic Substances are cyanides

and the Corrosives are acids), 9 (Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods)

SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

AICS:

All of the significant ingredients in this formulation are compliant with NICNAS regulations.

The following ingredient: Paraquat, is mentioned in the SUSMP.

SECTION 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

This SDS contains only safety-related information. For other data see product literature.

Acronyms:

ADG Code

Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (7

edition)

AICS

Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

SWA

Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC

CAS number

Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

Hazchem Code

Emergency action code of numbers and letters that provide information to emergency

services especially firefighters

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

NOS

Not otherwise specified

NTP

National Toxicology Program (USA)

R-Phrase

Risk Phrase

SUSMP

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines & Poisons

UN Number

United Nations Number

This SDS summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information on 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 Imtrade Australia Pty Ltd, or in the

event of an emergency, 000. Our responsibility for products sold is subject to out standard terms and

conditions, a copy of which is sent to our customers and is also available on request.

Please read all labels carefully before using product.

This SDS is prepared in accord with the SWA document “Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous

Chemicals - Code of Practice” (December 2011)

Copyright © Kilford & Kilford Pty Ltd, September, 2014.

http://www.kilford.com.au/

Phone (02)9251 4532

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