Avocado data generation investments (ST17000, ST16006 and MT17012)
What was it all about?
The generation of pesticide residue, efficacy and crop safety data is required to support label registration and minor use permit applications made to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) which, when approved, provide access to safe and effective chemicals for the management of pests, weeds and diseases.
For the avocado industry, the multi-industry investment Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2018 (ST17000) produced the data required to support a Bayer DC-163 label registration, for the control of Lepidoptera including avocado leafrollers and loopers, and flower-eating caterpillar.
Data generation for other applications relevant to the avocado industry was also supported by the multi-industry projects Generation of residue data for permit applications 2017 (MT17012) and Generation of residue, efficacy and crop safety data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2017 (ST16006).
These projects were strategic levy investments in the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund