The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) are recalling all procymidone products purchased before 19 November 2004.
These products must be supplied with a copy of the new instructions for use. ALL previous labels have been suspended. Copies of instructions can be obtained from your local reseller of procymidone products.
SOME OF THE NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE DIRECTLY RELAVENT TO WINE GRAPES.
1.PROHIBITED CROP USES includes grapes (except for use on grapes grown for wine production).
2.RESTRICTION ON USE: The new domestic label withholding period will also replace the currently recommended restriction on use for wine grapes intended for export. The new restriction on use is Use no later than 9 days before harvest .
3.PRODUCTS: These instructions on use cover all procymidone products registered for use in Australian viticulture. Some registered products include Cyon 500; Fortress 500; Rumble; Spiral Aquaflo and Sumisclex 500.
4.RE-ENTRY: Do not enter treated areas for 9 days after spray application unless wearing cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing), chemical resistant gloves and boots. Clothing must be laundered after each days use.
5.SAFETY DIRECTIONS: WARNING Contains procymidone which causes birth defects in laboratory animals. Women of child bearing age should avoid contact with procymidone.
For more details please visit the APVMA website: http://www.apvma.gov.au. Under the heading Latest News click on APVMA takes regulatory action on popular horticultural fungicide 18 November 2004 and follow the prompts to the relevant documents.
This information is provided to inform the wine industry of agrochemical product information, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.