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Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide applications in horticulture crops 2021 (ST20003, ST20005 and ST20006)

Key research provider: Eurofins, Arvensis and Agreco

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 cherries, custard apple, mango and pineapples.
  • Bayer’s Velum for the control of nematodes in strawberries

  • Bayer’s DC-177 for the control of banana scab moth in bananas.

  • Syngenta’s SYNFOI21, including for the control of thrips in custard apple, avocado, lychee, mango, cherries and celery.

  • Syngenta’s Miravis Prime for the control of botrytis in cherries.

This project was funded by 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.