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|APVMA Code :48441||500g/L parathion-methyl (an anticholinesterase compound)||
|For control of insect pests of cotton, cruciferous forage, pome and stone fruit and tobacco crops.|
Parashoot 500 EC should only be applied if monitoring indicates that pest population exceeds thresholds.
Do not spray on a program basis unless recommended.
Shake concentrate well. Mix the recommended quantity in a small amount of water and add to the required volume of water. Agitate thoroughly before use.
This product is compatible with most insecticides and fungicides. It may be mixed with Lime sulphur or Bordeaux, if used immediately.
Only apply Parashoot 500 EC by air blast, electrostatic and boom spraying.
It is highly desirable that closed mixing/loading systems are in place and enclosed cabs are used. It is preferable that enclosed cabs are equipped with air conditioning and pesticide filters.
Where possible during the aerial application of this chemical, enclosed vehicle cabs equipped with air conditioning and pesticide filters should be used in preference to relying on personal protective equipment.
Human flaggers used in aerial application should be protected by engineering controls such as enclosed cabs.
Dilute (high volume) spraying
Apply to the point of run off to ensure coverage. Note that the required volume will vary between crops, the size of trees and the change in canopy during the season.
Concentrate (low volume) spraying
The rate per 100 litres for concentrate spraying is derived from the volume of dilute spray that would be applied per hectare. This can be determined from calibration tables or guidelines, or by calculation using tree row volume or unit canopy row formulae.
DO NOT apply by hand-held equipment.
DO NOT apply in greenhouses.
For insecticide resistance management Parashoot 500 EC is a Group 1B insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistance to Parashoot 500 EC and other Group 1B insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Parashoot 500 EC or other Group 1B insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Parashoot 500 EC on resistant individuals could be signifi cantly reduced.
Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Ospray Pty Limited accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Parashoot 500 EC to control resistant insects. Parashoot 500 EC may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier or local agricultural department agronomist.
Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment
DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers. DO NOT spray any plants in flower, including ground covers, while bees are present. Should spray drift occur, bees may be at risk several hundred metres downwind depending on atmospheric conditions.
DO NOT apply under meteorological conditions or from spraying equipment that could be expected to cause spray to drift onto natural streams, rivers or waterways.
DO NOT aerially apply near sensitive areas (such as natural streams, rivers or waterways and human dwellings) without applying measures to limit the spray drift on these areas. A spray drift management strategy such as those in the "Best Management Practices Manual for Cotton Growers" or the "Pilots and Operators Manual" should be applied.
Parashoot 500 EC is highly toxic to aquatic organisms and all efforts should be taken to minimise spray drift. Beneficial insects will also be killed.
Very dangerous, particularly the concentrate. Product and spray are poisonous if absorbed by skin contact or inhaled or swallowed. Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not inhale spray mist. Obtain an emergency supply of atropine tablets 0.6 mg. When opening the container, preparing the spray and using the prepared spray, wear protective waterproof clothing, cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and washable hat, elbowlength PVC gloves, impervious footwear and full facepiece respirator with combined gas and dust cartridge. If clothing becomes contaminated with product or wet with spray, remove clothing immediately. If product or spray on skin, immediately wash area with soap and water. 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, respirator (and if rubber wash with detergent and warm water) and contaminated clothing.
FLAMMABLE. DO NOT store or handle near heat or naked flame. Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Store in a locked room or place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs, seed and fertilisers.
Triple or preferably pressure rinse container before disposal or recycling. Add rinsings to spray tank. Do not dispose of undiluted chemicals on-site. If recycling, replace cap and return clean containers to recycler or designated collection point. If not recycling, break, crush or puncture and bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If no landfill is available, bury the containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose, clear of waterways, desirable vegetation and tree roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt. For returnable containers, empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves and return to point of supply for refill or storage.
The Australian Pesticides & Veterinary Medicines Authority recommends that a person using, keeping or disposing of this product should have successfully completed an appropriate course of training such as the Farm Chemicals Users Course or similar course qualification.
DO NOT allow re-entry into treated areas for 5 days after treatment. If bug checking or exceptional circumstances require prior entry, limit duration of entry and wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist or long trousers and long sleeved shirt, and chemical resistant gloves. Clothing must be laundered after each day's use.
DO NOT allow re-entry into treated areas for 5 days after treatment. After this period, wear shoes or boots, socks, long trousers, long sleeved shirt, gloves and hat.
Product details last updated on 25 Jun 2010
DISCLAIMER: This is not the PARASHOOT 500 EC INSECTICIDE label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "MSDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.
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