The following permits have been issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).

Hort Innovation is now the permit holder and the updated versions reflect this change.

Permit ID Description Date issued Expiry date Permit holder
PER13114 V3 Prometryn / Celeriac / Weeds as per the approved label for carrots and celery 29-Mar-12 31-Mar-22 Hort Innovation
PER12823 V3 Trifluralin (Triflurx) / Peppers (including capsicum, chillies, paprika) and eggplant / Various broadleaf and grass weeds 11-May-11 30-Jun-21 Hort Innovation
PER12716 V2 Imidacloprid (Confidor) / Specified Asian root vegetables / Greenhouse whitefly and suppression of plague thrips 12-Apr-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
PER12612 V3 Alpha-cypermethrin (Fastac Duo) / Potatoes / Garden weevil 29-Jun-11 30-Apr-21 Hort Innovation
PER12506 V6 Dimethoate / Eggplant / Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly 30-Jan-13 31-Oct-18 Hort Innovation
PER12489 V2 Imidacloprid (Confidor) / Celery, cucumber, peppers, capsicum, chillies, paprika, and cape gooseberry / Aphids, plague thrips, onion thrips, greenhouse whitefly, and green peach aphid 30-Jun-15 31-May-20 Hort Innovation
PER12447 V3 Fenhexamid (Teldor) / Peppers, capsicum, chilli, cucumber, and head and leafy lettuce / Grey mould or Botrytis rot 30-Sep-13 31-May-21 Hort Innovation
PER12384 V3 S-Metolachlor (Dual Gold) / Rhubarb / Various broadleaf and grass weeds 18-Nov-10 31-Aug-20 Hort Innovation
PER12378 V3 Acephate (Lancer) / Ornamentals, tomatoes, and capsicum / Western flower thrips 25-Oct-10 31-Oct-20 Hort Innovation
PER12357 V3 Linuron (Lorox) / Parsnips / Grass and broadleaf weeds 09-May-12 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
PER12048 V3 Prometryn / Parsnip and carrots / Various weeds 09-May-12 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation

All efforts have been made to provide the most current, complete and accurate information on these permits. However, we recommend that you confirm the details of these permits at the APVMA website.

Users are advised that while a pesticide can be applied legally under an APVMA minor use permit, there can be a significant delay until the maximum residue limit (MRL) gazetted by the APVMA is adopted in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Until this occurs the MRL may not be recognised and a zero tolerance may be imposed for residues of the pesticide resulting from its use according to the APVMA permit.

Please be aware that in the absence of a MRL in the Food Standards Code, the use of the pesticide according to the permit may result in the suspension of the produce in the marketplace. Please check the FSANZ website or the Australian Government ComLaw website to confirm if there are MRLs established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Please consult APVMA documentation before applying any product to your crop.

If an adverse experience occurs as a result of using a permit, please fill out a Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides. To download a Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides, please click here.

(A ‘non-performance’ is an unintended or unexpected effect on plants, plant products, animals, human beings or the environment, including injury, sensitivity reactions or lack of efficacy associated with the use of an agricultural chemical product(s) when used according to label (or permit) directions.)

Please return the Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides to

If you require any ‘non-performance’ information to be provided to the APVMA, please complete their On-Line Adverse Experience Report Form. This can be found at or

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 3 April 2018.