Chemical Industry News
Chemical Industry News is a quarterly e-Newsletter published by Agriculture Victoria that shares news and tips on agricultural and veterinary chemical use legislation in Victoria. If you work with agricultural or veterinary chemicals, then this e-Newsletter is for you.
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Chemical Industry News No. 82 - Summer 2019
Ban on crop insecticide - Omethoate
From December 2018, farmers are no longer able to use omethoate on their crops. Omethoate controls insects and mites and is sold under brand names including Le-Mat and Folimat.
New guidelines for handling treated fertiliser
Grain Trade Australia has released new guidelines for decontaminating vehicles that have been used to transport treated fertiliser.
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
The APVMA says when using any chemical at home or on your farm, the simple rule is to always follow the safety and use directions on the label. “Chemicals used in agricultural and in veterinary medicine (agvet) products need to be approved by the APVMA.”
Table grapes - Voluntary recall of Tokuthion Insecticide Spray
Table grape growers are advised to either use up any existing stocks of Tokuthion Insecticide Spray by 3 October 2019 or contact Arysta LifeScience Australia Pty Ltd to return the product.
Reminder on haloxyfop residues in canola
Canola growers are reminded to use haloxyfop products in strict accordance with all prohibitive label statements, including not applying the product after stem elongation or the 8-leaf stage of growth.
For your Information
Have unlabelled or unknow chemical substances in the shed that need disposing of? ChemClear provides Australian agricultural and veterinary chemical users with a collection and disposal pathway for unwanted chemicals. Their collections are scheduled based on the volume of chemical registrations received by region and state across Australia. On average they undertake 2-3 state collections and several local regional collections annually. However, if your disposal requirements are urgent please contact them directly on 1800 008 182 and they will advise on the options available to you.
Agriculture Victoria Chemical Standards
Visit the chemical use webpages for information about:
- rules and regulations on the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals in Victoria
- licence and permit application forms
- Agricultural chemical control areas.
Statewide Steven Field (03) 5824 5532, 0407 258 433 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Felicity Collins (03) 5430 4463, 0407 267 912 email@example.comSouth East Natalie Myring (03) 8427 2391, 0428 961 622 firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Stephanie Radford (03) 5226 4018, 0429 982 520 email@example.com
South West Neil Harrison (03) 5336 6616, 0400 827 596 firstname.lastname@example.org
South East Dylan Schmidt, (03) 5624 2311, 0436 814 281 email@example.com