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

Permit ID Description Date Issued Expiry Date Permit holder
(Replaces PER14701)
Pyriproxyfen (Admiral) / Fresh beans (field grown only) / Silverleaf whitefly 15-May-18 31-May-21 Hort Innovation
PER14473 Version 2 Mancozeb + dimethomorph / Leeks, spring onions, and shallots / Downy mildew, purple blotch, and Botrytis rots. 18-Dec-13 30-Jun-23 Hort Innovation
PER11764 Version 3 Spiroxamine (Prosper) / Snow peas and sugar snap peas / Powdery mildew 01-Jul-15 31-Dec-19 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Methidathion (Suprathion) / Peppers and eggplant (field grown only) / Rutherglen bug 01-Jun-13 31-May-23 Hort Innovation
Version 4
Glufosinate-ammonium (Basta) / Capsicums, snow peas, and sugar snap peas / Broadleaf weeds and grasses as per the product label 30-Jun-15 31-Dec-19 Hort Innovation

Additionally, a number of permits have been re-issued.

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

Permit ID Description Date Issued Expiry Date Permit holder
Version 2
Triadimenol (Allitron) / Chinese onion, chives, leeks, shallots, spring onions, and Welsh onions / White rot 22-Oct-14 31-Oct-19 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Alpha-cypermethrin / Fruiting vegetables (except cucurbits) / Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly 26-Feb-15 31-Mar-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Cyprodinil + fludioxonil (Switch) / Alliums (not including bulb onions and garlic) / Black mould & grey mould suppression 20-Jul-15 31-May-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Alternaria, Cercospora leaf spot, white blister (Radish, swede & turnip) plus Anthracnose (BLV, parsley & chicory) 1-Apr-15 31-Mar-25 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Bifenazate / Snow peas and sugar snap peas / Two-spotted mite, red tomato spider mite, European red mite, Bryobia mite 10-Nov-15 31-Aug-20 Hort Innovation
Version 3
Trichlorfon / Eggplant, Thai eggplant, pepino & cape gooseberry / Queensland fruit fly & Mediterranean fruit fly 28-Oct-15 31-Oct-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Tebufenpyrad (Pyranica) / Cucumbers / Two-spotted mite and European red mite 30-Sep-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Iprodione / Brussels sprout and eggplant / Grey mould 1-Aug-15 31-Jul-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Methoxyfenozide (Prodigy) / Snow peas & sugar snap peas /
Helicoverpa spp. (native budworm, tomato grub/corn earworm) & cluster caterpillar
1-Oct-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Lambda-cyhalothrin (Karate Zeon) / Parsley / Red legged earth mite , Rutherglen bug, grey cluster bug, looper, plague thrips, onion thrips 1-Oct-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Propiconazole / Parsley / Septoria spot, Cercospora, rusts & powdery mildew 8-Dec-15 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Prochloraz (Octave) / Leafy and open head lettuce (Field Only) / Anthracnose 2-Feb-16 31-Dec-18 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 15 May 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!