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Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops (ST18001)

Key research provider: 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 and renewals 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 2019, Hort Innovation secured more than $900,000 in assistance grants under the Australian Government’s Access to Industry Uses of Agricultural and Veterinary (Agvet) Chemicals program. Under ST18001, this funding is being used, along with levy contributions, to generate the data required for a range of product registrations across a variety of horticulture crops. See the specific work for each industry below:

Banana

For the banana industry, the project is producing data to support a BASF afidopyropen (Versys) label registration for the control of aphids, specifically the species Pentalonia nigronervosa, which is a vector for banana bunchy top virus.

Citrus

For the citrus industry, the project is producing the data required to support a Bayer spiromesifen (Oberon 240 SC) label registration for the control of mites in oranges, mandarins, lemons and limes. Specific mites targeted by the product include broad mite, brown citrus rust mite, citrus bud mite, citrus flat (bunch) mite, citrus red mite, citrus rust (Maori) mite, Oriental spider mite and two-spotted mite.

Lychee

For the lychee industry, the project is producing the data required to support a BASF afidopyropen (Versys) label registration for the control of aphids. Specific aphids targeted by the product include potato, rose and other aphid species.

Onion

For the onion industry, the project is producing the data required to support a Syngenta prosulfocarb + S-metalachlor herbicide label registration for the control of annual ryegrass.

Passionfruit

For the passionfruit industry, the project is producing the data required to support a Bayer spiromesifen (Oberon 240 SC) label registration for the control of mites in passionfruit. Specific mites targeted by the product include passionvine mite and two-spotted mite.

Data will also be produced to support a BASF afidopyropen (Versys) label registration for the control of aphids and silverleaf whitefly.

Pineapple

For the pineapple industry, the project is producing the data required to support a Bayer fluopyram label registration for the control of root-knot nematodes.

Raspberry and blackberry

For the raspberry and blackberry industry, the project is producing data to support a BASF afidopyropen (Versys) label registration for the control of aphids and apple dimpling bug.

Vegetable

For the vegetable industry, the project is producing the data required to support a Bayer spiromesifen (Oberon 240 SC) label registration for the control of mites in spinach and silverbeet. Specific mites targeted by the product include two-spotted mite, tomato russet mite, European red mite and rust mite.

Details

This multi-industry investment is supported by AgVet grant funding and industry levies spanning the Hort Innovation Banana, Citrus, Lychee, Onion, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Raspberry and Blackberry, and Vegetable Funds