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Vegetable Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) report updates (VG18004)

Key research provider: Hortigrow Consulting

What’s it all about?

This short investment is facilitating a 2020 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for the vegetable industry, to provide an updated view of current priorities and gaps regarding pest, disease and weed control.

Each industry’s SARP report will assist in directing ongoing efforts to ensure the availability of and access to effective chemical controls for the industries, to address those needs and gaps. This may relate to pursuing chemical registration with agrichemical companies, or minor use permits with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

The SARP process involves industry consultation and desktop studies to...

  • Assess the importance of the diseases, insects and weeds that can affect each industry
  • Evaluate the availability and effectiveness of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides (pesticides) in the control of these plant pests
  • Determine any gaps in the current pest control strategy
  • Identify suitable new or alternative pesticides to address the gaps.

The current SARP reports for the vegetable industry are available to download here.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund