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Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2020 (ST19020)

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.

Supported by grant funding through the Australian Government’s Access to Industry Priority Uses of AgVet Chemicals program, this project will support new label uses for:

  • Bayer’s Spiromesifen (Oberon 240 SC) for the control of various mite species in papaya; raspberries and blackberries; strawberries; olives; curcubits including zucchini, cucumber, pumpkin and melons; fruiting vegetables including eggplant, capsicum, chilli and sweet corn; plus other crops including rhubarb, artichoke, green beans, snow peas and sugar snap peas.

  • Bayer’s Flupyradifurone (Sivanto) for the control of fruit-spotting and banana-spotting bugs in assorted tropical and sub-tropical fruits with inedible peels (excluding bananas and pineapples).

  • Syngenta’s SYNF0121, including for the control of light brown apple moth and cluster grub in persimmons; Leptocoris bug in macadamias; western flower thrips, plague thrips and leafminer in spinach and silverbeet; plus western flower thrips, plague thrips and Rutherglen bug in Asian leafy vegetables.

  • Syngenta’s Prosulfocarb + S-metoclachlor herbicide (Boxer Gold) for the control of annual ryegrass and crassula, silvergrass, toad tush and yellow burweed in carrots.

This project was funded through Hort Innovation using levies from multiple industries, as well as grant funds from the Australian Government's Access to Industry Uses of Agricultural and Veterinary (AgVet) Chemicals program