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Ongoing project

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

Key research provider: Staphyt

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 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 potato industry, the grant investment supported a Bayer DC-163 label registration application for the control of whitefringed weevil and African black beetle. Separate to the grant funding, the project also supported a Syngenta label registration application for Tervigo (abamectin + iron chelate) for the control of root knot nematodes.


This project was a strategic levy investment in both the Hort Innovation Potato – Fresh and Potato – Processing Funds