New Miticide Registered

The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) approved the registration (Label Registration) of the BASF active CYFLUMETOFEN on 31 January 2022.  The commercially available product, Danisaraba Miticide, is registered across a range of crops including almonds, citrus, grapes, pome fruit (apples & pears), ornamentals, strawberry, and fruiting vegetables (tomato, capsicums, chili peppers and eggplants). 

This new active ingredient, to Australia, is a contact miticide (non-systemic/non-translaminar) registered for all mite life stages; Two spotted mite, European red mite, Bryobia mite (Clover mite), Citrus red mite and Oriental spider mite and is an ideal miticide for inclusion in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs due to a low toxicity on beneficial insect predators.  For pest identification please use the Pest ID Tool here: https://pestid.com.au/

For the effective use of Danisaraba Miticide (Group 25A) it is important that the business has at least another two alternative miticides, from different Mode of Action Groups, included in the miticide rotation program to mitigate the risk of mite resistance.  All effective and efficient pesticide use is supported by regular and structured crop monitoring which underpins the knowledge-based decision making within IPM programs. Please refer to the BioSecure HACCP manual for guidance in crop monitoring for nursery stock here: https://nurseryproductionfms.com.au/  A limiting ‘Restraint’ with this active ingredient in nursery production may be the direction not to irrigate to the point of run-off for at least 3 days.  Please read the label (on-line) before adopting this product into your pest management program.

For further information please contact GIA National Biosecurity Manager John McDonald via john.mcdonald@greenlifeindustry.com.au or call 0419 683 457.

The ‘National biosecurity and sustainable plant production program’ (NY20001) project is funded by Hort Innovation using nursery research and development levy and funds from the Australian Government.