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Picus


Product:

APVMA Code :61405

Active Constituent(s): 600g/L imidacloprid
Registered For:

 

 Commercial use

 Domestic use

Overview: For control of various insect pests in a range of crops and the prevention of spread of barley yellow dwarf virus in cereal crops as specified in the directions for use.

Chemical Group chloronicotinyl

Documents:

 MSDS (308.9 KB)

 Label (546.3 KB)


General Instructions

 

Insecticide Resistance Warning

For insecticide resistance management, Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide is a Group 4A insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide and other Group 4A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide and other Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Cheminova accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide to control resistant insects. Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier, Cheminova representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

 

Mixing

 

Cotton

Mixing and seed treatment

Prior to pouring or pumping Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide from the container, either shake container vigorously or operate pump by-pass to ensure thorough mixing of the contents. Flowable formulations will settle over time. Add most of the water into the mixing vat followed by flowable fungicides (eg quintozene), coating agents (eg Peridiam, Nacret) and Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide and stir until homogeneous. Then add the emulsifiable liquid fungicide (eg Apron 200 SL) slowly whilst stirring. Calibrate commercial seed dressing equipment to ensure the seed dressing mixture is applied to the maximum number of seeds when initially applied to seed. Retain seed in mixing chamber until coverage on seed is good. Store treated seed under cover in cool, dry conditions. Do not treat seed with poor viability. Do not store treated seed near foodstuffs or where likely to prove hazardous to humans or animals.

 

Forage and seed pasture, canola, forage brassicas, lupin, summer crops

Mixing and seed treatment

Prior to pouring, shake container vigorously, then add the required quantity of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide to sufficient water to give even coverage of the seed to be treated. Place seed in mixing equipment and rotate. Mix Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide with sufficient water to give even coverage of seed and spray onto seed. For small seeds, apply a total volume of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide plus water of 1.5 L/100 kg seed. For large seeds, apply a total volume of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide plus water of 500 mL/100 kg seed. Continue rotation until all liquid is distributed on seed. Store treated seed under cover in cool, dry conditions. Do not treat seed with poor viability. Do not store treated seed near foodstuffs or where likely to prove hazardous to humans or animals. Do not carry over maize, sorghum, sunfl ower or sweet corn seed from one season to the next season. The insecticidal activity of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide on the seed is maintained for a minimum of two seasons.

 

Flow rate: Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide treated seed may slow flow rate of seed. Check flow rate of seed through sowing machinery before sowing to ensure the desired seeding rate is achieved.

 

Cereal crops

Mixing and seed treatment

Prior to pouring, shake container vigorously, then add the required quantity of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide to sufficient water to give even coverage of the cereal seed to be treated. The quantity of water used for mixing will vary depending on type of equipment and quality of seed. Use a minimum of 400 mL of mixture (ie Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide plus water) with each 100 kg of seed. Do not use more than 600 mL of mixture (product + water) with each 100 kg of seed. Whatever dilution is used it is essential that 120 mL (or 240 mL) of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide is applied per 100 kg seed. The mixture should be gently stirred regularly.

 

Seed Quality

Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide should not be used on seed with more than 12% moisture content, or on sprung, sprouted, damaged or severely pinched seed, or seed of poor viability. If in doubt, have a germination test carried out on the seed before treatment to ensure that it is of acceptable standard. Treating with Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide as directed may raise the moisture level of the seed by up to 0.6%, depending on conditions at treatment. The use of Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide mixed with water at recommended rates will have no effect on the storage life of sound seed.

 

Storage of Treated Seed

Do not store treated seed near foodstuffs or where likely to prove hazardous to humans or animals. If the seed is not used immediately after treatment it should be stored in a dry, well ventilated place. Although Picus Seed Treatment Insecticide has no effect on the viability of treated seed, subsequent germination can be adversely affected by poor storage conditions such as high moisture combined with high temperatures. No liability can therefore be accepted for the performance of stored treated seed.

 

Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment

Do NOT contaminate ponds, waterways and drains with this product, used containers or bags which have held treated seed. Do NOT feed treated seed or otherwise expose to wild or domestic birds. Any spillages of treated seed, however minor, must be cleaned up immediately, preferably by recovery and re-use. If disposal is required, ensure treated seeds are thoroughly buried and not accessible to birds and other wildlife.

 

Safety Directions

 

Harmful if swallowed. Will irritate the eyes and skin. Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. When opening the container and using the product wear elbow-length PVC gloves. Wash hands after use. After each day's use wash gloves.

 

Storage

Store in the closed original container, in a cool, well ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.

 

Disposal

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 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.

 

Precaution

When treated seed is stored it should be kept apart from other grain and the bags or other containers should be clearly marked to indicate that the contents have been treated with this product. Do NOT allow seed treated with this product to contaminate seed intended for human consumption. Do NOT use treated seed for human consumption. Bags which have held treated seed are not to be used for any other purpose.

 

Product details last updated on 25 Jun 2010

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not the PICUS SEED TREATMENT 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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