SHIRTAN LIQUID FUNGICIDE

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

Active ingredient:
MERCURY AS METHOXY ETHYL MERCURY CHLORIDE; METHANOL
Available from:
NUFARM AUSTRALIA LIMITED
INN (International Name):
Hg as MEMC(120g/L)
Pharmaceutical form:
LIQUID CONCENTRATE
Composition:
MERCURY AS METHOXY ETHYL MERCURY CHLORIDE MERCURY Active 120.0 g/L; METHANOL SOLVENT Other 179.0 g/L
Units in package:
1.5L; 5L; 6 x 250mL
Class:
A - Agricultural
Therapeutic group:
SUGAR CANE SETTS | SUGARCANE SETTS
Therapeutic area:
FUNGICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
PINEAPPLE DISEASE | CERATOCYSTIS PARADOXA
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: WHP: Not required when used as directed .; Host/pest details: SUGAR CANE SETTS: [PINEAPPLE DISEASE]; Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: SUGAR CANE SETTS: [PINEAPPLE DISEASE]; To control pineapple disease of sugar cane.DO NOT use on poor quality planting material, that is, cane with split stems, poorly cut cane with split and ragged ends, or piped cane,
Authorization status:
Cancelled
Authorization number:
49572
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

SHIRTAN

®

LIQUID FUNGICIDE

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 120 g/L MERCURY (Hg) PRESENT AS METHOXY ETHYL

MERCURIC CHLORIDE

ALSO CONTAINS: 179g/L METHANOL

GROUP

Y

FUNGICIDE

MEASURE ONLY - ILLEGAL TO BE SOLD EXCEPT IN UNOPENED PRIMARY PACK

BEFORE USE READ ALL DIRECTIONS ON THE LABEL OF THE PRIMARY PACK

CONTENTS: 250 mL

Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd, Unit 15/16 Metroplex Avenue, Murarrie Qld 4172

Shirtan

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Info

pest

Verified

DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

SHIRTAN

®

LIQUID FUNGICIDE

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 120 g/L MERCURY (Hg) PRESENT AS METHOXY ETHYL

MERCURIC CHLORIDE

ALSO CONTAINS: 179g/L METHANOL

GROUP

Y

FUNGICIDE

TO CONTROL PINEAPPLE DISEASE OF SUGAR CANE

Shake well before use

PRIMARY PACK CONTAINS 6 X 250 mL MEASURE PACKS

WHICH IT IS ILLEGAL TO SELL SEPARATELY.

CONTENTS: 1.5 LITRES

Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd, Unit 15/16 Metroplex Avenue, Murarrie Qld 4172

Shirtan

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DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

SHIRTAN

®

LIQUID FUNGICIDE

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 120 g/L MERCURY (Hg) PRESENT AS METHOXY ETHYL

MERCURIC CHLORIDE

ALSO CONTAINS: 179 g/L METHANOL

GROUP

Y

FUNGICIDE

TO CONTROL PINEAPPLE DISEASE OF SUGAR CANE

Shake well before use

CONTENTS: 5 LITRES

Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd, Unit 15/16 Metroplex Avenue, Murarrie Qld 4172

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE

USE ON SUGAR CANE SETTS IN QLD, NSW, WA AND NT ONLY

DO NOT use poor quality planting material, that is, cane with split stems, poorly cut cane with split and

ragged ends, or piped cane.

Disease

Rate

Critical Comments

Pineapple Disease

250 mL per 200L water

For dipping of small quantities use

wire mesh baskets or crates to

contain the cut setts and dip for

approximately 30 seconds. Move

the setts about in the solution to

ensure thorough wetting. The

solution should be discarded after

completion of the dipping. If the

solution changes in colour from

red to black it should be

discarded. For use in spray or dip

planters. Ensure thorough wetting

of cut ends or setts. If solution

colour changes from red, or it

becomes contaminated with soil, it

should be discarded.

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

AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

WITHHOLDING PERIOD: Not required when used as directed.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

In order to obtain the best results with Shirtan all chopping knives involved in harvesting the seed cane and

planting the setts, should be clean and sharp to produce clean cuts. Spray nozzle configuration should be

checked to ensure complete coverage of all cut surfaces.

FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE WARNING

GROUP

Y

FUNGICIDE

For fungicide resistance management, ‘Shirtan’ Liquid Fungicide is a Group Y fungicide. Some naturally

occurring individual fungi resistant to ‘Shirtan’ Liquid Fungicide and other Group Y fungicides may exist

through normal genetic variability in any fungal population. The resistant individuals can eventually

dominate the fungal population if these fungicides are used repeatedly. These resistant fungi will not be

controlled by ‘Shirtan’ Liquid fungicide and other Group Y fungicides, thus resulting in a reduction in efficacy

and possible yield loss. Since the occurrence of resistant fungi is difficult to detect prior to use, Crop care

Australasia Pty Ltd accepts no responsibility for any losses which may result from the failure of this product

to control resistant fungi.

Mixing

Put half the required volume of water in the spray tank or dip hopper and commence agitation. Add Shirtan

to the partially filled tank and then add the remainder of the water. Mix thoroughly.

Compatibility

DO NOT mix with other products.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT

DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.

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STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

Store in the closed, original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area. DO NOT store for prolonged

periods in direct sunlight. Store in a locked room or a place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs,

seed and fertilisers. Dispose the discarded dip and spray solutions by combining with sand/soil mixture and

bury under 500mm of soil away from water sources and homes.

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 500mm 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.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Product and dip are poisonous if absorbed by skin contact, inhaled or swallowed. Will irritate the eyes, nose,

throat and skin. Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect. Avoid contact with eyes

and skin. Do not inhale vapour or spray mist. When preparing the dip and using the prepared spray wear

cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, elbow-length PVC gloves, goggles and a

half face piece respirator. If clothing becomes contaminated with product remove contaminated clothing

immediately. If product, spray or dip on skin immediately wash area with soap and water, if in eyes, wash it

out immediately with water. When preparing the dip and using the prepared dip wear elbow-length PVC

gloves and a face shield. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face

thoroughly with soap and water. After each day’s use, wash gloves, face shield, goggles, respirator (if

rubber wash with detergent and warm water) and contaminated clothing.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126. If skin contact

occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly.

Additional Information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Conditions of sale

Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd will not accept any responsibility whatsoever and howsoever arising and

whether for consequential loss or otherwise in connection with the supply or use of these goods other than

responsibility for the merchantable quality of the goods and such responsibilities mandatorily imposed by

Statutes applicable to the sale or supply of these goods. To the extent allowed by such Statutes the liability

of Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd is limited to the replacement of the goods or (at the option of Crop Care

Australasia Pty Ltd) the refund of the price paid and is conditional upon a claim being made in writing and

where possible sufficient part of the goods to enable proper examination being returned to Crop Care

Australasia Pty Ltd within thirty days of delivery.

UN No. 3012

MERCURY BASED PESTICIDES, LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S.

(CONTAINS METHOXY ETHYL MERCURY CHLORIDE)

MARINE POLLUTANT

In a Transport

Emergency Dial

000

Police or Fire Brigade

SPECIALIST ADVICE

IN EMERGENCY ONLY

1800 033 498

ALL HOURS - AUSTRALIA-WIDE

PG III

HAZCHEM 2X

® Shirtan is a Registered Trademark of Nufarm Technologies USA Pty Ltd.

Shirtan

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Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd

ACN 061 362 347

Unit 15/16 Metroplex Avenue

Murarrie QLD 4172

Bar code to be

inserted here

(Item print code to be inserted here)

APVMA Approval No. : 49572/0401

BN

DOM

Shirtan

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CS: 1.7.2

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Safety Data Sheet

Infosafe No™ 3NU28

July 2016

ISSUED by CRPCARE

Issue Date :

SHIRTAN Liquid Fungicide

Product Name :

Classified as hazardous

1. Identification

SHIRTAN Liquid Fungicide

GHS Product

Identifier

5113

Product Code

Group Y Fungicide

Product Type

Crop Care Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN 53 061 362 347)

Company Name

Unit 17/16 Metroplex Avenue Murarrie

Queensland 4172 Australia

Address

Tel: +61 7 3909 2000

Fax: +61 7 3909 2010

Telephone/Fax

Number

1800 033 498 (24hr Australia)

Emergency phone

number

To control pineapple disease of sugar cane.

Recommended use of

the chemical and

restrictions on use

2. Hazard Identification

OT3 Acute Toxicity - Oral: Category 3

DT3 Acute Toxicity - Dermal: Category 3

IT 3 Acute Toxicity - Inhalation: Category 3

SC-1B Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Category 1B

RE1 STOT Repeated Exposure Category 1

SE-1 STOT Single Exposure Category 1

FL3 Flammable Liquids: Category 3

AC1 Hazardous to the Aquatic Environment - Long-Term Hazard: Category 1

GHS classification of

substance/mixture

DANGER

Signal Word (s)

H301 Toxic if swallowed.

H311 Toxic in contact with skin.

H331 Toxic if inhaled.

H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

H372 Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

H370 Causes damage to organs.

H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Hazard Statement (s)

P101 If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.

P102 Keep out of reach of children.

P103 Read label before use.

General

Precautionary

Statement (s)

Skull and crossbones, Corrosion, Health hazard, Flame, Environment,

The below pictograms are GHS Hazard symbols for workplace use only.

See SECTION 14 for Dangerous Goods information.

Pictogram (s)

P264 Wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly after handling.

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

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

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

P260 Do not breathe mists or vapours.

Precautionary

statement –

Prevention

P314 Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

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

P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all

contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.

P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a

position comfortable for breathing.

P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

P321 Specific treatment (see Advice to Doctor on this SDS).

P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.

Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Precautionary

statement – Response

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Poisons Schedule S7 DANGEROUS POISON

Other Information

3. Composition/information on ingredients

Liquid

Chemical

Characterization

Name

Proportion

Ingredients

Mercury as Methoxy

Ethyl Mercuric Chloride

123-88-6

120 g/L

Methanol

67-56-1

179 g/L

Other ingredients

determined not to be

hazardous

Balance

4. First-aid measures

Remove victim from exposure - avoid becoming a casualty.

Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at

rest until fully recovered. Obtain medical assistance.

Inhalation

Rinse mouth thoroughly with water.

Give a glass of water.

If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting; seek medical advice immediately and

show this container or label or contact the Poisons Information Centre on 13

11 26 (Aust). Make every effort to prevent vomit from entering the lungs by

careful placement of the patient.

Ingestion

If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly

with water.

For skin burns, immediately flood skin with copious amounts of water.

Cover with a clean, dry dressing.

Seek medical advice, but only after the exposed skin has been thoroughly

washed.

Skin

If in eyes, hold eyelids open and wash with copious amounts of water for at

least 15 minutes.

Seek medical advice immediately.

Eye contact

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or the Poisons Information Centre

(Australia) on 13 11 26.

First Aid Facilities

Ingestion of an organic mercury compound, even at low dosage, is life

threatening and management is difficult. Basic poisoning management steps

are:

Limit gastrointestinal absorption. If product has been ingested in the past

few hours, the stomach must be evacuated by intubation and lavage, taking all

precautions to protect the respiratory tract. Repeated administration of

activated charcoal may be beneficial.

Administer a chelating agent. Succimer or D-Penicillamine (D-Penamine) may be

used.

NB. Dimercaprol (BAL) is contraindicated and EDTA is ineffective. (2)

Consider use of extracorporeal haemodialysis and haemoperfusion, although the

unmodified organic mercurials are not efficiently dialyzable across most

membranes, when used in combination with chelating agents, dialysis may be of

some use in removing organic mercury from the blood. Very little can be done

to mitigate the neurological damage caused by organic mercurials.

Advice to Doctor

5. Fire-fighting measures

Water fog, foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical.

Suitable

extinguishing media

Fire fighters to wear self-contained breathing apparatus if risk of exposure

to products of decomposition.

Special Protective

Equipment for fire

fighters

Decomposes on heating emitting toxic fumes of mercury.

Specific hazards

arising from the

chemical

Hazchem Code

STOP FIRE WATER FROM ENTERING DRAINS OR WATER BODIES.

Other Information

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6. Accidental release measures

Contain spill and absorb with clay, sand, soil or proprietary absorbent (such

as vermiculite).

Collect in sealed open top containers for disposal.

Keep upwind.

If possible, ring 1800 033 498 for specialist advice.

Spills & Disposal

For appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), refer Section 8.

Personal Protection

Prevent from entering drains, waterways or sewers.

Environmental

Precautions

7. Handling and storage

Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well ventilated area.

Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.

Keep container tightly sealed and do not store with seed, fertilisers or

foodstuffs.

Store in a locked enclosure.

Conditions for safe

storage, including

any incompatabilities

Always read the label and any attached leaflet before use.

Other Information

8. Exposure controls/personal protection

Safe Work Australia has set the following exposure standard for Mercury, alkyl

compounds (as Hg) : TLV (TWA) 0.01 mg/m3, STEL 0.03 Sk.

Safe Work Australia has set the following exposure standard for Methanol :

TLV (TWA) 262 mg/m3, STEL 328 Sk.

'SK' notice - absorption through the skin may be a significant source of

exposure. The exposure standard is invalidated if such contact should occur.

Occupational

exposure limit values

Provide ventilation as required to maintain airborne concentration levels

below the exposure standard.

Use in a well ventilated area only.

Appropriate

engineering controls

When opening the container, preparing the dip and using the prepared dip wear

protective waterproof clothing, elbow-length PVC gloves, water resistant

footwear and full-facepiece respirator (or goggles and half facepiece

respirator). Avoid generating a spray or mist.

Personal Protective

Equipment

After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face

thoroughly with soap and water.

After each day's use, wash contaminated clothing and safety equipment.

Hygiene Measures

9. Physical and chemical properties

Liquid

Form

Dark red liquid

Appearance

~100°C (water)

Boiling Point

Miscible with water.

Solubility in Water

1.16

Specific Gravity

133 mPa

Vapour Pressure

Flammable Liquid. GHS category 3. Does not sustain combustion therefore not

classified as a flammable liquid for transport by ADG7.

Flammability

10. Stability and reactivity

Shirtan is stable in alkaline conditions, but is decomposed by acid to

ethylene, methanol (flammable) and mercury salt.

Chemical Stability

11. Toxicological Information

No harmful effects are expected if the precautions on the label and this MSDS

are followed.

Toxicology

Information

LD50 (rat) (15% solution) 22-44 mg/kg

LD50 (rat) 30 mg/kg for methoxy ethyl mercuric chloride

Acute Toxicity - Oral

The concentrate is very toxic if swallowed.

Swallowing can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain,

convulsions, chemical burns, loss of consciousness and possible death.

Ingestion

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May cause irritation to mucous membranes and respiratory tract.

Breathing vapour can result in headaches, dizziness and possible nausea.

Inhalation

Unless removed immediately, will cause burns.

Can cause toxic dermatitis ranging from mild irritation to the production of

slow healing ulcers. Can be absorbed through the skin. (1) Effects can

include those seen if swallowed.

Skin

Corrosive to eyes; contact can cause corneal burns. Contamination of eyes can

result in permanent injury.

Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect. Poisoning by

alkoxyalkyl mercury compounds usually begins with loss of appetite, flatulence

and diarrhoea. The patient may complain of weight loss, exhaustion and

headache. Albuminuria is a common finding and may be accompanied by

generalised edema. Signs of injury of the central nervous system include

numbness of the fingers and toes and some degree of ataxia. (1)

Chronic Effects

12. Ecological information

Risk of bioaccumulation in aquatic species is high.

Bioaccumulative

Potential

Marine pollutant.

Environmental

Protection

13. Disposal considerations

Dispose of the discarded dip and spray solutions by combining with sand/soil

mixture and bury under 500mm of soil away from water sources and homes.

Product Disposal

Do not use this container for any other purpose.

Triple or preferably pressure rinse containers before disposal. Add

rinsings to the spray tank.

If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or

designated collection point.

If not recycling, puncture or shred and bury containers in local authority

landfill.

If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500mm 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.

Container Disposal

14. Transport information

It is good practice not to transport agricultural chemical products with

food, food related materials and animal feedstuffs.

Transport

Information

3012

U.N. Number

MERCURY BASED PESTICIDE, LIQUID, TOXIC - (contains Methoxy ethyl mercury

chloride)

UN proper shipping

name

Transport hazard

class(es)

Hazchem Code

3.8.6.1

Packaging Method

Packing Group

Considered dangerous for transport by the Australian Code for the Transport of

Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.

Storage and

Transport

EPG Number

IERG Number

3012

UN Number (Sea

Transport)

Class 6.1; Packing Group III.

IMO Class/Packing

Group

Marine Pollutant

IMO Marine

Pollutant

MERCURY BASED PESTICIDES, LIQUID, TOXIC, N.O.S.

(contains Methoxy ethyl mercuric chloride)

IMO Proper

Shipping Name

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15. Regulatory information

WHS Schedule 11: item 8 - Flammable Liquid category 3. WHS Schedule 11, item

35: Acute toxicity oral, dermal, inhalation category 3 . WHS Schedule 11,

item 38 ( Skin corrosion category 1B )

Regulatory

Information

Poisons Schedule

DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

Packaging &

Labelling

This product is registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary

Medicines Authority (APVMA). APVMA product number: 49572.

Other Information

16. Other Information

Reviewed 06/07/2016

This SDS replaces document dated May 2011.

Date of preparation

or last revision of

(1) Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology, 1991 (Hayes and Laws) Vol 2, pg 523-524

(Academic Press Inc).

(2) Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology, 2001 2nd Edition Vol 2, pg 1375.

Literature

References

Normal Hours: Mrs Kathleen Marsh Phone: +61 3 9282 1000

After Hours: Shift Supervisor Phone: 1800 033 498

Contact Person/Point

The SDS was reviewed to include GHS requirements.

Revisions

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