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Completed project

Melon and pineapple industry SARP report updates (MT18007)

Key research provider: Jeevan Lal Khurana
Publication date: Monday, April 15, 2019

What was it all about?

This investment facilitated a 2019 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for both the melon and pineapple industries, to provide a clear view of current priorities and gaps regarding pest, disease and weed control.

Each industry’s SARP report is available to help direct ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of and access to effective chemical control tools for the industries, to address those needs and gaps. This may relate to pursuing chemical registration with agrichemical companies, or minor use permits with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

The SARP process involved industry consultation and desktop studies to...

  • Assess the importance of the diseases, insects and weeds that can affect each industry
  • Evaluate the availability and effectiveness of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides (pesticides) in the control of these plant pests
  • Determine any gaps in the current pest control strategy
  • Identify suitable new or alternative pesticides to address the gaps.



Related levy funds

This was a multi-industry strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Melon and Pineapple Funds