Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2018 (ST17000)
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.
In May 2018, Hort Innovation announced the securing of more than $1 million in assistance grants under the Federal Government’s Access to Industry Uses of Agricultural and Veterinary (Agvet) Chemicals program. This funding was used, along with levy contributions, to generate the data required for a range of registration and minor use applications across a variety of horticulture crops.
For the apple and pear industry, grant funding supported a Syngenta label registration application for Switch (cyprodinil + fludioxonil) for the control of Alternaria leaf blotch and fruit spot.
This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Apple and Pear Fund