Agrochemical Updates

Agrochemical update November No. 2 2007

New Carbendazim label instructions

Products containing carbendazim are still registered for use in viticulture. However, carbendazim products bearing the old label can only be used if a copy of the additional APVMA instructions are securely affixed to the container. These new instructions are no longer available on the APVMA website as was indicated in the July agrochemical update re suspended carbendazim labels. For those who may require this information there are two additions to the label and they are as follows:

  1. The addition of a warning statement to the label.
    Warning: Contains carbendazim which causes birth defects in laboratory animals. Women of childbearing age should avoid contact with carbendazim.

  2. Chemical handlers are required to wear a half facepiece respirator and the amended safety directions reflect this.
    Safety directions: Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Will irritate the eyes and skin. Do not inhale vapour or spray mist. When opening the container, preparing spray and using the prepared spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, elbow length PVC gloves and a half facepiece respirator. After use and before eating, drinking and smoking wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water. After each days use, wash gloves and contaminated clothing.

This information is provided to inform the wine industry of agrochemical product information, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.