Custard apple 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 custard apple industry, the multi-industry investment Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2018 (ST17000) supported a Bayer DC-163 label registration for the control of yellow peach moth, leafroller moths, flower-eating caterpillar, loopers, fruit-piercing moths and elephant weevil.
Data generation for other applications relevant to the custard apple 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).
Both ST17000 and ST16006 were supported by grant funding through the Australian Government’s Access to Industry Uses of Agricultural and Veterinary (Agvet) Chemicals program, plus levy contributions.
These projects were strategic levy investments in the Hort Innovation Custard Apple Fund