Generation of pesticide data – Sigastus weevil (MC17007)
What was it all about?
Earlier research in the Hort Innovation Macadamia Fund looked at a number of insecticides for their effectiveness in controlling Sigastus weevil, leading to two effective formulations being singled out for potential use.
Beginning in August 2018, this investment involved field trials with these products to produce residue, crop safety and efficacy data, which were used to support the renewal of the minor use permit for indoxacarb in macadamias.
Details of current minor use permits for the macadamia industry can be found on the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority website at portal.apvma.gov.au/permits.
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Macadamia Fund