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Minor use permits - Mar 2019

Publication date: 27 February 2019

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

PER14583

Version 3

Chlorpyrifos / Swede turnip, brassica leafy vegetables, silverbeet, spinach, celery, beans, snow peas and sugar snap peas, parsley, sweet potato / African black beetle, false wireworms, wireworms, vegetable weevil

1-Apr-14

31-Oct-19

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER87198

Spinetoram (Success Neo) / Bananas / Banana rust thrips, banana flower thrips, flower eating caterpillars (Sugarcane bud moth and Scab moth) – Bell injection

5-Feb-19

28-Feb-24

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER83397 Version 2

Selontra Soft Bait Rodenticide (Cholecalciferol) / Strawberry / Rat and mice

20-Apr-17

28-Feb-22

BASF

Download permit

PER87065

Dimethoate / Melons including watermelons (post-harvest) / Various fruit fly species

18-Feb-19

28-Feb-24

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER87164

Dimethoate / Specified citrus and tropical & sub-tropical inedible peel fruit commodities - post-harvest dip or flood spray / Various fruit fly species

1-Mar-19

31-Mar-24

Hort Innovation

Download permit

PER87066

Dimethoate / Pineapple / Pineapple red mite & flat mite

1-Mar-19

31-Mar-24

Hort Innovation

Download permit

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/Details/F2014C01358/Download) to confirm if there are MRL established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.