Generation of pesticide data – Sigastus weevil (MC17007)
What’s 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 involves field trials with these products to produce residue, crop safety and efficacy data, which will be used to support minor use applications to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Growers will be notified of any permits resulting from the support of this investment through Hort Innovation’s minor use permit updates. These are circulated in the Growing Innovation e-newsletter, which levy-paying members receive monthly. Not a member? Sign up to our membership program for free here.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Macadamia Fund