Permit ID Description Dates in operation Permit holder States
PER13031 V5 Actives: Maldison
Crop: Capsicums (protected and field grown crops)
Pest: Queensland Fruit Fly, Mediterranean Fruit Fly & Cucumber Fly
Hort Innovation All states except VIC
PER82039 V3 Actives: Bifenthrin
Crop: Cabbage, Cauliflower & Chinese cabbage
Pest: Symphyla
Hort Innovation NSW only

PLEASE NOTE: The use pattern for cucumbers has been removed from PER13031 V5 by the APVMA as this is now a registered label use pattern. The permit has been extended for capsicums in field and protected cropping for 6 months only to allow time for this use to proceed to a label registration.

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 18 September 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!