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
PER81876 Version 2 Abamectin / Fruiting vegetables, including cucurbits (except sweet corn & mushrooms), Leafy vegetables (except lettuce), Legume vegetables, Root & Tuber Vegetables, Bulb onions, cabbage, Celery, Rhubarb & Bulb Vegetables including leeks & spring onions) / Vegetable Leafminer (suppression only) 24-Jun-16 30-Apr-19 Hort Innovation
Version 2
Alpha-cypermethrin / Cucumber, Rucola (rocket), Silverbeet, Spinach, Brassica Leafy vegetables & Radish / Various refer to permit
(Loopers, Vegetable weevil, Plague thrips, Redlegged earth mite, cabbage white butterfly, Cluster caterpillar, Helicoverpa)
24-Mar-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER81589 Version 2 Iprodione (Rovral) / Snow peas, sugar snap peas, parsley, cucumber, beetroot, beetroot leaves, chicory, and endive / Sclerotinia rot, grey mould, and Alternaria leaf spot 21-Sep-16 31-Oct-21 Hort Innovation
PER81408 Version 2 Phosphorous acid / Capsicum and eggplant / Phytophthora soil fungus 7-Sep-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
PER81271 Version 3 Simazine, cyanazine, propachlor, ioxynil, ethofumesate, oxyfluorfen, and pendimethalin / Leeks and garlic / Specified grass and broadleaf weeds 10-Nov-15 31-Oct-21 Hort Innovation
PER81244 Version 2 Fluazifop-p-butyl (Fusilade Forte) / Brassica leafy vegetables, chicory, coriander, endive, parsley, radicchio, silverbeet, spinach, swede & turnip / Grass weeds as specified on the approved label 1-Jul-16 30-Jun-19 Hort Innovation
PER81241 Version 2 Phenmedipham (Betanal) / Lettuce, chicory, endive, radicchio, spinach & baby spinach / Broadleaf weeds 29-May-15 31-May-20 Hort Innovation
PER8930 Version 4 Phorate (Thimet) / Eggplant, peppers, shallots and spring onions / Aphids, jassids, mites, thrips and onion maggot 14-Aug-11 31-Jul-19 Hort Innovation
PER82572 Version 2 Fluensulfone (Nimitz) / Sweet potato / Root knot nematode 15-Apr-16 31-Jan-20 Hort Innovation
PER82551 Version 2 Diazinon / Spring Onions, Shallots, Cauliflower, Leeks, Coriander, and Parsley / Onion maggot, Thrips (excluding Western Flower thrips) & Onion fly 20-May-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER82039 Version 2 Bifenthrin (Talstar) / Cabbage, Cauliflower & Chinese Cabbage / Symphyla 20-Nov-15 31-Oct-18 Hort Innovation
PER81196 Version 4 Bifenthrin (Talstar) / Cucumber, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, common beans, lettuce, peppers (sweet/capsicum and chilli), eggplant, celery and peas / “Specified whitefly, Greenhouse Whitefly, Thrips, and Two Spotted Mites. Red-Legged earth mite – (Peas, common beans & Celery only). Blue oat mite – (Peas – fresh and processing only)
Refer to permit for full details
8-Feb-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER81260 Version 2 Imidacloprid (Confidor) / Beetroot / Aphids and thrips 1-Dec-15 30-Sep-20 Hort Innovation
Version 3
Methomyl (Lannate L) / Fruiting Veg (Cucurbits), Fruiting Veg (other than cucurbits), Legume vegetables, Root and tuber vegetables, celeriac, radish, swede, turnip, sweet potato, silverbeet, myoga, ginger, rakkyo shallot, tumeric, parsley, celery, non-bearing ornamentals, nursery seedlings / Helicoverpa spp, cabbage, cucumber moth, cluster caterpiller, looper, webworm, rutherglen bug, thrips including WFT 22-Apr-16 31-Mar-19 Hort Innovation
PER82359 version 2 Pirimicarb (Pirimor) / Chilli peppers (PC) / Aphids 5-Feb-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER82358 Version 2 Esfenvalerate (Sumiguard) / Celery / Helicoverpa spp. 5-Feb-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER82341 Version 2 Bifenazate (Acramite) / Cucumber, Peppers, Zucchini, Eggplant, Bitter melon, Sin qua, Tomatoes (field and protected situations and Snake beans (field only) / Two-spotted mite (snake beans only) & Red Tomato Spider Mite 29-Mar-16 31-Mar-21 Hort Innovation
PER81136 Version 2 Cyprodinil + fludioxonil (Switch) / Lettuce / Anthracnose 12-Oct-15 30-Sep-18 Hort Innovation
PER13496 Version 2 Linuron / Celery / Range of weeds 4-May-12 30-Apr-22 Hort Innovation
PER13031 Version 4 Maldison / Capsicums and Cucumbers (protected crops only) / Queensland Fruit Fly, Mediterranean Fruit Fly & Cucumber Fly 7-Mar-12 30-Nov-18 Hort Innovation
PER14470 Version 2 Mancozeb + Dimethomorph / Snow peas / Downy mildew 1-May-14 30-Apr-22 Hort Innovation

Additionally, a revised version of PER84890 has been released, having been amended to include the use of Admiral Advance Insect Growth Regulator.

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