Friday, 5 February 2021
Through the recently completed, ‘National Nursery Industry Biosecurity Program’ (NY15004), levy funds and additional contributions from the Australian Government were used to apply for and renew minor use permits. This function is to be carried over in the new ‘National Biosecurity and Sustainable Plant Production Program’ (NY20001) recently contracted to Greenlife Industry Australia.
Greenlife Industry Australia is consistently working to ensure industry has access to new pesticide chemistry through the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) minor use permit (MUP) program.
A particular focus has been on addressing the ongoing issue of multi-active MUPs that were previously approved by the APVMA, but in 2020 were no longer considered for renewal or approval. This position meant that two multi-active MUPs (PER81707 Insecticides and PER81491 Fungicides) were no longer available to industry.