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Minor use permits - August 2020

Publication date: 5 August 2020

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

Link

PER89705

Version 3

Indoxacarb (Avatar evo, avatar and steward EC insecticide) / Sweet corn / Fall armyworm

24-Jun-20

31-Dec-20

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER88358

Mancozeb / Olives / Anthracnose

2-Jul-20

31-Jul-23

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER88430

Afidopyropen (Versys insecticide) / Carrots / Aphids including green peach aphid and carrot aphid

3-Jul-20

31-Jul-23

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER13378

Version 4

Fenbutatin-oxide (Torque miticide) / Table grapes / Rust mite and two-spotted mite

09-Nov-12

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation 

Download permit

PER12357

Version 4

Linuron / Parsnips / Grass and broadleaf weeds as per the approved label

9-May-12

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER13445

Version 3

Chlorothalonil / Persimmon / Cercospora leaf spot

22-Aug-12

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER81260

Version 3

Imidacloprid / Beetroot / Aphid and thrips

1-Dec-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER14722

Version 3

Abamectin / Cucumber, squash, zucchini and potato / Tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi)

Please note that PER14722 Version 2 also included Capsicum, Chilli, Paprika, Eggplant, Sweet Corn, Snow pea, Sugar snap pea and Tomato. These crops are now covered on various Abamectin Registered Labels and are therefore not included in Version 3 of this permit.

17-Feb-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

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PER83765

Version 2

Fludioxinil + Metalaxyl-M (Maxim XL fungicide seed treatment) / Spinach and silverbeet / Damping off cause by Rhizoctonia solani, or Phytophthora spp.

21-Aug-17

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

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PER82456

Version 2

Mancozeb + Metalaxyl-M (Ridomil Gold MZ WG) / Snow peas, sugar snap peas, field grown capsicums, chillies and paprika / Downy mildew

27-Jun-17

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

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PER80954

Version 3

Methoxyfenozide (Prodigy) / Snow peas and sugar snap peas / Helicoverpa and cluster caterpillar

1-Oct-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER13176

Version 3

Shin etsu MD carmenta pheromone / Persimmons / Clearwing borer

30-Nov-12

31-Jul-23

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER80975

Version 3

Lambda-cyhalothrin (Karate zeon) / Parsley / Red-legged earth mite, rutherglen bug, grey cluster bug, onion thrips, plague thrips and Lopper

11-Oct-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER12716

Version 3

Imidacloprid (Confidor) / Asian root vegetables / Greenhouse whitefly, green peach aphid and suppression of plague thrips

12-Apr-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER13695

Version 3

Potassium bicarbonate (Ecocarb fungicide) / Parsnip, radish, swede, turnip, snow peas, sugar snap peas, silverbeet, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, and brassica leafy vegetables / Powdery mildew

31-Oct-12

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER81408

Version 3

Phosphorous acid / Capsicum and eggplant / Phytophthora soil fungus

7-Sep-15

31-Jul-25

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER12048

Version 4

Prometryn / Parsnip and carrots / Weeds as per product label

9-May-12

31-Jul-25

Hort innovation

Download permit

PER80344

Version 2

Chlorpyrifos / Potato / African black beetle and red-legged earth mite (WA only)

2-Jan-15

31-Jul-22

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER88559

Serenade opti biofungicide / Cherries / Suppression of blossom blight, brown rot, bacterial canker, brown spot, bacterial spot and botrytis grey mould

(All States and territories, except Victoria)

4-Aug-20

31-Aug-22

Hort Innovation

Download permit

Minor use permits surrendered as part of the ‘permit to label’ initiative

The following permits are being surrendered, as their uses are now covered under official label registrations. An official date of surrender has not yet been provided so, as always, be sure to confirm details via the APVMA’s website at https://portal.apvma.gov.au/permits.

Vegetable permits surrendered as uses now covered on registered labels

Permit ID

Description (chemical/crop/pest or use)

Original date of issue

Expiry date

Permit holder

PER12846 Version 3

Abamectin / Snow peas and sugar snap peas / Two-spotted mite

31-May-13

30-Sep-20

Hort Innovation

PER13300 Version 4

Abamectin / Rhubarb / Broad mite

11-Oct-13

31-Dec-21

Hort Innovation

PER14696 Version 3

Abamectin / Head lettuce (field) / Two-spotted mite

1-Apr-14

31-Dec-23

Hort Innovation

PER14536
Version 3

Abamectin / Sweet corn, spring onions and shallots (field only) and chillies and paprika (PC and field) / Two-spotted mite

30-May-14

31-Dec-23

Hort Innovation

PER14036 Version 2

Bupirimate (Nimrod fungicide) / Eggplant / Powdery mildew

1-Apr-13

28-Feb-23

Hort Innovation

PER14840 Version 3

Bupirimate (Nimrod fungicide) / Cucurbits (Including bitter melon, cucumber, gherkin, pumpkin, squash, watermelon and zucchini) and Peppers (Capsicum, chillies and paprika) / Powdery mildew

1-Oct-14

30-Sep-24

Hort Innovation

PER80891
Version 2

Tebufenpyrad (Pyranica) / Cucumbers / Two-spotted mite and european red mite

(Registered - SIPCAM Pyranica Miticide Label)

30-Sep-15

30-Sep-20

Hort Innovation

 Other industries permits surrendered as uses now covered on registered labels

Permit ID

Description (chemical/crop/pest or use)

Original date of issue

Expiry date

Permit holder

PER14932

Version 2

Abamectin / Citrus / Queensland fruit fly

Use now registered on various labels

17-Feb-15

31-Jan-23

Citrus Australia Limited (CAL)

C/Hort Innovation

PER83931

Version 2

Abamectin / Custard apples / Two-spotted mite and banana spider mite

Use now registered on various labels

19-Jul-17

31-Jul-24

Hort Innovation

PER87717

Version 2

Abamectin / Lychee / Two-spotted mite and litchi erinose mite

Use now registered on various labels

9-May-19

30-Nov-25

Hort Innovation

PER12847

Version 2

Abamectin / Cultivated mushrooms / Red pepper mites, mushroom pygmy mites and soil borne nematodes of the family Rhabditidae

Use now registered on various labels

15-Apr-14

30-Jun-22

Australian Mushroom Growers Asssociation (AMGA)

C/Hort Innovation

PER14665

Version 3

Abamectin / Passionfruit / Passionvine mite and two-spotted mite

Use now registered on various labels

13-Jul-14

31-Oct-20

Passionfruit Australia Incorporated (PAI)

C/Hort Innovation

PER13956 Version 3

Abamectin / Raspberry, blackberry and blackcurrant / Two-spotted mites

Use now registered on various labels

31-May-13

31-May-23

Raspberry and Blackberries Association (RABA)

C/Hort Innovation

PER14423

Version 3

Abamectin / Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries / Queensland fruit fly

Use now registered for Blackberries and Raspberries on various labels. Blueberries covered under the Accensi and Barmac abamectin labels. Products 53080 and 83173

23-May-14

31-Mar-24

RABA

C/Hort Innovation

PER13153 Version 3

Fipronil / Sweetpotato / White fringed weevil and wireworms

Use registered on multiple labels

14-Dec-11

31-Dec-21

Hort Innovation

PER80670

Cyflufenamid (Flute) / Strawberry runner production only / Powdery mildew

Use now registered in strawberries for field and PC – bearing and non-bearing

8-Aug-15

31-Jul-20

Summerfruit Australia Incorporated (SAI)

C/Hort Innovation

PER80543

Bupirimate (Nimrod fungicide) / Strawberry runner production only / Powdery mildew

Use now registered for Nursery production – non-bearing

11-Oct-15

31-Aug-20

SAI

C/Hort Innovation

PER12750

Version 2

Glufosinate and glyphosate / Blackcurrants / Various weeds

Use now registered in all States

07-Jul-11

30-Jun-21

RABA

C/Hort Innovation

PER84019

Version 2

Fludioxonil (Scholar fungicide) / Pineapple / Postharvest moulds (Penicillium spp.)

Approved for permit to label – use now registered on various labels including Campbell Fludy 230SC and Starling Fungicide

01-Sep-17

30-Sep-24

Hort Innovation

PER83635

Fludioxonil (Scholar) / Chestnuts / Suppression of surface mould and Fungal rots

Approved for permit to label – use now registered on various labels including Campbell Fludy 230SC and Starling Fungicide

17-Mar-17

31-Mar-22

Chestnuts Australia Incorporated (CAI)

C/Hort Innovation

PER14310

Version 2

Clofentezine (Apollo) / Almonds / Two-spotted mite and Brown almond mite

Use now registered and covered under Campbell Apollo Label

05-Aug-13

31-Jul-23

Almond Board of Australia (ABA) 

C/Hort Innovation

What is the Permit to Label initiative?

Back in 2015, the Australian Government committed $8 million to help farmers gain improved access to safe and effective agricultural and veterinary chemicals, while reducing the regulatory burden on stakeholders. One project under this scheme involves transferring appropriate use patterns from minor use permits to product labels (that is, to full registered usage).

As part of this initiative, the APVMA has reviewed approximately 1850 current minor use permits by active ingredient, having identified potential use patterns for transfer to label using the following screening criteria:

  • There is an eligible registered product to which the use pattern can be transferred
  • Primary industry use pattern on crops or livestock species, turf and forestry
  • And no further (or minimal) data are required, such as information relating to residues or efficacy.

The use patterns of the above permits were acceptable to transfer to label, with the APVMA satisfied that certain statutory criteria were met, including in relation to efficacy, safety and trade. The product registrants were invited to submit applications to add the uses to their label/s under a reduced fee waiver.

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 https://portal.apvma.gov.au/permits. 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 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/F2015L00468) to confirm if there are MRL established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.