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Ongoing project

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

Key research provider: Eurofins and Peracto

What’s 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 is being 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 passionfruit industry, the grant investment will support a Dow label registration application for Transform (sulfoxaflor) for the control of fruit-spotting and banana-spotting bugs.

Separate to the grant funding, this investment will also support a Bayer DC-163 label registration application for the control of a range of pests in passionfruit including Fuller’s rose weevil, flower-eating caterpillars, leafroller caterpillars/moths, monolepta beetle (redshouldered leaf beetle), as well as a new permit application for etoxazole for the control of passionvine and two-spotted mites.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Passionfruit Fund