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Minor use permits

Minor use permits -October 2022

Publication date: 4 October 2022

The below minor use permits were recently issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). This information is circulated as part of Hort Innovation's Growing Innovation e-newsletter, which members and interested horticulture participants receive monthly. Sign up here.

Permit ID

Description (chemical/crop/pest or use)

Original date of issue

Expiry date

Permit holder



Version 4

Phosphorous acid leafy and hydroponic lettuce– Downy mildew fennel and bulb (allium) vegetables– Bulb onion, garlic, leek, shallot, spring onion and tree onion downy mildew (suppression only) coriander and parsley- Damping off (pythium spp., phytophthora spp., fusarium spp. and rhizoctonia spp).

All states and territories, except VIC.



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Version 3

Metalaxyl-M (ridomil gold 480SL) and phosphorous acid/ Strawberry runners/ Root and crown rot (phytophthora cactorum)

All states and territories, except VIC.



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All efforts have been made to provide the most current, complete and accurate information on these permits, however you should always confirm all details on the APVMA website at Details of the conditions of use associated with these permits can also be found on the APVMA site.

You can also access the Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides here. This form should be completed when an adverse experience occurs as a result of using a permit. A 'non-performance' is an unintended or unexpected effect on plants, plant products, animals, human beings or the environment, including injury, sensitivity reactions or lack of efficacy associated with the use of an agricultural chemical product(s) when used according to label (or permit) directions.

Users are advised that while the pesticide can be applied legally under the APVMA minor use permit, there can be a significant delay until the MRL gazetted by the APVMA is adopted in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Until this occurs the MRL may not be recognised and a zero tolerance may be imposed for residues of the pesticide resulting from its use according to the APVMA permit.

Please be aware that in the absence of an MRL in the Food Standards Code, the use of the pesticide according to the permit may result in the suspension of the produce in the marketplace. Please check the FSANZ website or the Australian Government ComLaw website ( to confirm if there are MRL established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.