Chlorpyrifos Q&A + Update

APVMA releases chlorpyrifos proposed regulatory decision

Today the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) released its proposed regulatory decision on the reconsideration of chlorpyrifos( e.g Strikeout 500 plus many other products), which is widely used in for the control of pests in agricultural, horticultural, commercial, and veterinary industries.

What has been proposed for Horticulture:

The cancellation of all uses with products containing chlorpyrifos with the exception of:

  • Impregnated banana bunch covers. 
  • Potted ornamentals – commercial cultivation only and
  • Container plants in soil or other growing media – for commercial production

Public consultation on the proposed decision is open until 11 March 2024,  after which time the APVMA will make their final decision.

A 12 month phase out period is expected after a final decision is announced,  starting from mid-2024 to mid-2025.

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Grower Q&A Webinar this Friday

Growers are invited to attend a lunchtime online webinar this Friday for the latest on the Chlorpyrifos situation. Rosie Godwin (ABGC Research & Development Manager) will provide an update, and time will be available for some Q&A.

Details are as follows:

Date:     Friday 15th December 2023

Time:    12.30-1.00pm

Link:      Click here to join the meeting

We recommend you join 5 minutes early to allow time to overcome any potential technical issues. Contact Kathryn on 0455 533 596 for technical support if required.