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Completed project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2018 (ST17000)

Key research provider: Eurofins Agroscience Services
Publication date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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 $1 million chemical grants boost for industry  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 chestnut industry, this investment supported a Syngenta label registration application for Ridomil Gold (Metalaxyl-M), for the control of Phytophthora root and trunk rot.

Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Chestnut Fund