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BASF - Insecticide

General Information
A synthetic pyrethroid insecticide for the control of caterpillar pests on agricultural and horticultural crops; grass grub beetles on non-bearing fruit crops and shelter belts; household and industrial pests including common household borer; and for the control of flies on cattle and horses, and lice and ticks on cattle.

Direction for Use


Since RIPCORD has no systemic action thorough spray coverage of all foliage is required for optimal results. The rates suggested are for high volume spraying to run-off. For concentrate spraying, adjust the dilution rates accordingly.


For use in domestic, agricultural, commercial, public and industrial premises, e.g. hospitals, meatworks, food processing plants.

Apply as a coarse droplet surface spray using 1 litre of prepared spray mix per 20 square metres. Do NOT apply to run-off as streaking may result on some surfaces. If the surface is particularly porous more spray will be required.IMPORTANT: As RIPCORD may stain some surfaces, a small test area should be sprayed first to establish compatibility. Evacuate premises to be sprayed. The premises may be re-occupied as soon as spray applications are dry. Before spraying cover or remove fish tanks and bird cages, remove pets, and cover or remove all foodstuffs. Use with adequate ventilation. Do NOT spray on personal contact items e.g. clothing, footwear, towels or bedding. Do NOT allow spray to contact food, food preparation surfaces or food utensils. Wash all food contact surfaces thoroughly before reintroducing any foodstuffs. Do NOT use in areas where dairy or meat products are processed, packed or stored. Do NOT use where food packaging materials (carton, liners etc.) are stored or assembled. Do NOT use near air vents or ducts in food stores or processing plants while they are in operation.

RIPCORD may be applied through spray races or by hand spraying. For best results use spray mix on the same day it is mixed. RIPCORD has been approved for use on lactating dairy animals but care should be taken to avoid direct contamination of milk with the product. Do NOT mix and apply with teat sprays during milking. Do NOT apply to lactating dairy animals until after they have been milked.

Do NOT mix RIPCORD with strongly alkaline materials such as Bordeaux mixture and lime sulphur.

Do NOT mix RIPCORD with any other formulated product such as wettable powder formulations BEFORE addition to the spray tank.

The use of TEFLON treated diaphragms and washers in pumps and valves is recommended.

Resistance Management
Resistance to this product and other synthetic pyrethroid insecticides may develop following excessive use. Some pests are already resistant to synthetic pyrethroids in parts of New Zealand. To minimize risks from resistance: use strictly in accordance with label instructions use pesticides from more then one chemical class during the season maintain good cultural practices

Consult your supplier or consultant for full and up to date information about each crop and for information on pesticides of different classes. For crops infested or likely to be infested with corn earworm or tomato fruitworm, do NOT apply before 7 January. For crops infested with diamond back moth, do NOT use before late January.

This product must be under the control of an APPROVED HANDLER if it is being applied in a wide dispersive manner or by a commercial contractor.

Prevent further spillage and product from entering waterways. Wear overalls, gloves, footwear, facemask or 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 an approved landfill.

In case of fire, use water spray, carbon dioxide, dry powder or foam for extinction.

Personal Protection
When mixing and preparing spray, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, elbow length protective gloves, and goggles or a face shield.

General Safety and Hygiene Measures
Do NOT breathe vapour, mist or spray. Wash splashes of concentrate from skin and eyes immediately. 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.

Remove domestic animals from the operating area. Keep product away from ignition sources such as heat, sparks/open flame/hot surfaces. Apply with well-maintained and accurately calibrated spray equipment. Do NOT spray over, or allow drift over, surface water such as ponds, waterways or drains.

CropsBBCHRegistred normPreharvest Interval
Avocado0 - 00 - 0-
Cauliflower0 - 0125 - 1253
Corn, maize0 - 0200 - 3007
Headed cabbage0 - 0125 - 1253
Kiwifruit0 - 00 - 0-
Tomatoes0 - 012.5 - 12.53
Vines0 - 00 - 0-