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|APVMA Code :47674||450g/L parathion-methyl (an anticholinesterase compound)||
|Parashoot CS is a unique micro encapsulated 450g/L Parathion Methyl formulation. The active ingredient is released from microcapsules only when the spray mist has dried on the crop.|
Parashoot CS Insecticide should only be applied if monitoring indicates that pest population exceeds thresholds.
Export Of Treated Produce
Growers should note that MRLs or import tolerances do not exist in all markets for edible produce treated with Parashoot CS. If you are growing edible produce for export, please check with Ospray Pty Ltd for the latest information on MRLs and import tolerances before using Parashoot CS.
Parashoot CS Insecticide is a viscous liquid. Shake well before use. Measure out required quantity of product and mix in a small quantity of water in a bucket or pail. Add to partly filled spray tank with agitator going. Fill tank and agitate to ensure thorough mixing and use immediately. Continue agitation during application. Refer also to Compatibility when mixing with other products.
DO NOT tank mix Parashoot CS Insecticide with other anticholinesterase products. Parashoot CS Insecticide can be used in conjunction with most spray mix insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, and may be mixed with Bordeaux mixture and lime sulphur if desired, provided it is used immediately after preparation. Do not mix concentrates together, but add each to the spray tank separately. The compatibilities given are based on world-wide experience and are considered correct. However, as changes in climatic conditions can alter the sensitivity of plants to mixtures of sprays, we accept no responsibility for the behaviour of such mixtures.
Mixtures of Parashoot CS Insecticide with emulsifiable concentrates, organic solvents, crop oils or some surfactants may cause increased toxicity and shorten residual efficacy. This effect is more pronounced with high concentrate sprays and extended periods between mixing and application.
DO NOT apply by air.
Only apply Parashoot CS Insecticide 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.
Special Instructions for Tree and Vine Crops
Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of runoff and matched to the crop being sprayed.
Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of run-off. Avoid excessive run-off.
The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice.
Add the amount of product specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of run-off.
The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.
(a) Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of run-off) and matched to the crop being sprayed.
(b) Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume.
(c) Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (See Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate.
(d) The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
(i) Dilute spray volume as determined above: For example 1500 L/ha
(ii) Your chosen concentrate spray volume: For example 500 L/ha
(iii) The concentration factor in this example is: 3 X (i.e. 1500 L / 500 L = 3)
(iv) If the dilute label rate is 10 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 3 x 10, that is 30 mL/100 L of concentrate spray.
(e) The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows.
(f) Do not use a concentrate rate higher than that specified in the CRITICAL COMMENTS.
(g) For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.
Cleaning Spray Equipment
Do not allow Parashoot CS Insecticide to dry in application equipment before cleaning.
DO NOT apply by hand held equipment.
DO NOT apply in greenhouses.
For insecticide resistance management Parashoot CS Insecticide is a Group 1B insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Parashoot CS Insecticide 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 CS Insecticide or other Group 1B insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Parashoot CS Insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Ospray Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Parashoot CS Insecticide to control resistant insects. Parashoot CS Insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact you local supplier, Ospray Pty Ltd representative or local agricultural department agronomist.
Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment
DO NOT contaminate ponds, waterways or drains with the chemical or used container.
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 apply by air.
Parashoot CS Insecticide is highly toxic to aquatic organisms and all efforts should be taken to minimise spray drift.
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.
Product and spray are poisonous if absorbed by skin contact, inhaled or swallowed. May irritate the eyes and skin. 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, elbow-length PVC gloves, impervious footwear and full facepiece respirator with combined dust and gas cartridge. If clothing becomes contaminated with product, or wet with spray, remove clothing immediately. If product 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.
Store in the closed, original container in a cool, well ventilated area. Store below 30C. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.
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.
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
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