Minor use resources

Minor use permits must be requested and supported by the end user. This is especially important in the case of vegetables because the minor use permits that provide for chemical access for crop protection use vegetable levy funds.

To appropriately represent the crop protection needs of vegetable growers, it is imperative to get involved:

  • Sign up to the Minor Use Database.
  • Direct your questions regarding minor use to the Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator.
  • Work with the Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator to identify chemical needs and request minor use permits.

If you know of a chemical which can deal with a pest issue for a vegetable crop, please complete a request formand send it to the Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator. If you are requesting a permit, you must be on the Minor Use Database so that you can be contacted as part of permit use and follow up.

The AUSVEG Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator will also be involved in relevant events to raise awareness of the Minor Use Awareness Program.

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) provides information and resources for on-label chemicals, minor use permits and crops.

On-label chemical uses: PUBCRIS database

Minor use permit database: Permits database

Crop information: Minor use, Guide for determining minor use

Infopest from Growcom is an alternate source for finding information on current minor use permits and label registrations.

On-label and minor use database: Infopest

Strategic Agrichemical Review Process

To best understand the needs of vegetable growers, documents which represent current requirements are needed. The following Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) documents were produced with collaboration from growers across Australia.

All current vegetable SARP documents available here.

These documents may not currently represent the needs and major pest issues of vegetable growers. If you believe there should be additional pest priorities listed, or that a pest is listed as too high, or too low a priority, please get in contact with the Minor Use and Agronomy Coordinator and provide what information you have.

To best understand the needs of vegetable growers, communication is key.

GET INVOLVED!

It is imperative to have as many vegetable growers involved in the minor use system as possible. This will ensure a good understanding of the needs of the vegetable industry, and as a result gain the best possible push for improved access to chemicals.

This is important not just for minor use, but also for access to chemicals as a whole. If a good understanding of the vegetable industry can be gathered, then through communication with chemical company registrants improved access to new chemicals from the start can occur.

If you are interested in improved access to chemicals, please complete a Minor Use Database Form.

Minor Use Database Form

This project is funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited using the National Vegetable Levy funds from the Australian Government.