Comet

Active Ingredient(s):

250g/L pyraclostrobin

Overview

Systemic fungicide for the control of diseases in barley, maize, ryegrass and wheat.

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General Instructions

General Information

COMET is a novel strobilurin fungicide with broad-spectrum contact, protectant and eradicant activity. It is locally systemic and translaminar to provide some protection to new growth. Thorough coverage of the crop is necessary for best results. COMET has curative activity against early stages of infection but optimum results are obtained from application prior to the onset of infection.

Resistance Management

COMET penetrates the leaf only minutes after its application, diffusing over short distances within the leaf tissue and forming deposits in the areas of the epicuticular waxy layer (lower leaf surface) that had not been treated - providing the perfect all round protection. COMET acts at the site of mitochondrial respiration in the fungi, resulting in the inhibition of the early stages development from spore germination to the formation of appressoria; in the control of young, establishing infection; and in the reduction of spore production and viability.

COMET also has a positive effect on crop physiology including, amoungst others, a distinct greening effect on foliage, which assists in protecting yield and grain quality.

COMET contains pyraclostrobin, a strobilurin type fungicide from the QoI (quinone outside inhibitors) mode of action group GROUP 11 FUNGICIDE. Resistance to this fungicide could develop from excessive use. To minimise this risk use strictly in accordance with label instructions and resistance management strategies that exist for any fungus listed on the label. Always apply COMET in a tank mix as directed or with a suitable fungicide from a different mode of action group at the label recommended rate. Refer to the NZCPR web site for more detailed information (www.nzpps.org/resistance/index.php).

Direction for Use

It is an offence to use this product on animals.

Apply in a minimum of 150 litres of water per ha by ground or 60 litres of water per ha by air.

Apply no more than two COMET treatments per season.

Compatibility

COMET may be tank mixed with most commonly used insecticides and fungicides such as the triazole fungicide OPUS?. COMET is also compatible with CYCOCEL, DUPLOSAN KV, and TERPAL.

Rainfall

Do NOT apply if rainfall is likely within two hours of treatment.

Handling

This product must be under the personal control of an APPROVED HANDLER when used in a wide dispersive manner or by a commercial contractor.

Transport

Do NOT carry this product on a passenger service vehicle.

Spillage

Prevent further spillage and product from entering waterways. Wear overalls, gloves, footwear and goggles. Absorb spill with an inert absorbent material (e.g. vermiculite) and place in sealable container for disposal. Wash affected area with water and detergent. Absorb and collect washings and place in the same sealable container as the spilled material. Dispose of the waste safely in suitable landfill.

Personal Protection

When mixing or applying, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, protective gloves, and goggles or a face shield.

General Safety and Hygiene Measures

Avoid skin and eye contact. Do NOT breathe vapour, mist or spray. Wash splashes of concentrate from skin and eyes immediately. Avoid breathing vapour, mist or spray. Do NOT eat, drink or smoke while using this product. Remove protective clothing and wash hands and exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water before meals and after work. Wash protective clothing immediately after use. Store work clothing separately.

Use

Remove stock from treated areas and observe withholding periods. Apply with wellmaintained and accurately calibrated equipment. Do NOT spray over, or allow drift over, surface water such as ponds, waterways or drains. Do NOT allow spray drift outside the target area to occur. Clean out application equipment thoroughly after use. Do NOT contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash waters.

Record Keeping

Records of use must be kept.

Note

Storage, application and record keeping must be as described in the current version of the New Zealand Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals NZS8409.

First Aid

IF SWALLOWED: Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth. For advice contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISONS (0800 764 766) or a doctor immediately. IF ON SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with plenty of soap and water. Do NOT scrub the skin. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists, get medical advice/attention. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.

Storage

Store in original container, tightly closed, away from foodstuffs. Keep away from heat. Protect against moisture. Protect from direct sunlight. Stores containing more than 100 litres of this product require emergency response plans and secondary containment systems, and are subject to signage. When stored appropriately this product should show no significant degradation for two years from the date of manufacture. Contact your supplier for further information about the use of product that is older than this.

Disposal

Container: Triple rinse empty container and add rinsate to the spray tank. Recycle through Agrecovery (0800 247 326, www.agrecovery.co.nz). Product: Dispose of this product only by using according to the label or at an approved landfill. Do NOT burn product. Do NOT contaminate water with product or used container.

Precautions

Harmful

May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways. May cause skin irritation. May cause eye irritation. May cause liver damage through prolonged or repeated oral exposure at high doses.

Very Toxic to Aquatic Organisms with Longlasting Effects

Drift and runoff from
treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in adjacent aquatic sites.

Toxic to Terrestrial Vertebrates


Product details last updated on 29 Aug 2012

DISCLAIMER: This is not the COMET label. To view or print the label for this product, click the "SDS/Label" tab at the top of this page. Always follow label instructions.

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