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Completed project

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

Key research provider: Peracto
Publication date: Wednesday, May 10, 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 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 raspberry and blackberry industry, this investment supported a Bayer DC-163 label registration application for the control of cluster caterpillar, heliothis, leafroller moths, light brown apple moth, loopers, monolepta beetle and red-shouldered leaf beetle in both raspberries and blackberries.

Separate to the grant funding, the project also supported a Bayer label registration application for Infinito (propamcarb + fluopicolide) for the control of downy mildew in raspberries and blackberries, plus a new permit application for the use of flonicamid in the berries, for the control of green vegetable bug, green stink bug, harlequin bug, Ruthergien bug, mirids, apple dimpling bug, jassids, leafhoppers and aphids.

Related levy funds

This project was a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Raspberry and Blackberry Fund