The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) recently approved a minor use permit (PER9213) to allow the use of deltamethrin and iprodione as a post-harvest dip to disinfest wildflowers before shipping. This is a renewal of an existing permit which expired last year.
The permit was jointly funded by FAQI and Wildflowers NSW and facilitated by Bettina Gollnow at NSW DPI.
Details of the permit are given below and can also be found on the APVMA website – www.apvma.gov.au and see ‘search for a permit’. Any growers who wish to use the chemicals as specified in the permit must have a copy of the permit on file, along with their copies of MSDS and product labels.
This article briefly explains the pesticide (or farm chemical) registration system in Australia and why the permit was needed.