Infopest Online Celebrates 1st Birthday – FREE to Industry

infopestInfopest is a one-stop shop that provides accurate, up-to-date information for the effective control of weeds, pests and diseases in a wide range of crops. The online database provides advanced search capability with the ability to search more than 11500 chemical products, permits and MSDS in one place. It houses useful information including label and permit images, withholding periods as well as rates of use. Moreover, it is absolutely FREE to use.

Growcom owns and manages Infopest on behalf of horticultural industries across Australia.

“On 11 March last year, the database was launched free online and to date more than 2100 users have registered to take advantage of the service’s convenience, easy searchability and comprehensiveness,” Growcom CEO Mr Alex Livingstone said.

“A team at Growcom each week updates the registration and minor permit data provided by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). This puts Infopest at the leading edge of agricultural chemicals, minor permit and materials safety data sheet information – and it’s all free for users.”

To celebrate the first 12 months of service, Growcom is offering new users who register during the month of March on the website the chance to win a prize of a $250 BCF gift voucher, redeemable in any BCF store. A second $250 BCF voucher will be the prize drawn from the pool of those social media users who like Infopest’s page on Facebook and comment on the status update about our first birthday.

Mr Livingstone thanked Infopest’s two major sponsors who have enabled the organisation to bring the Infopest product to agriculture free online.

“Leading agricultural chemicals company, Crop Care Australasia, and agricultural insurance company, WFI, have both got behind the product this year and we thank them for recognising the value of this service to all Australian agriculture,” Mr Livingstone said.

For more information on Infopest, contact Growcom on or 1300 367 911.