Chemical Regulation, 15 Aug 2023
Australia’s grains industry has a 99.2 per cent compliance rate with national maximum residue limits based on thousands of samples tested for chemical residues in both domestic and export markets. In 2021-22, more than 6500 samples were submitted for testing from bulk export terminals, container export packers, oilseed crushers, feed mills, flour mills, feedlots and food processors.
Chemical Regulation, 22 Jun 2023
The EU has announced it intends to reduce the MRL for haloxyfop on canola from 0.2 milligrams per kilogram to 0.005mg/kg. As a result, Australian canola growers should not use the product in 2023 and beyond.
Chemical Regulation, 21 Apr 2023
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has issued a number of minor use permits of relevance to grain growers. Minor use permits are issued by the APVMA to legalise the use of a crop protection product in situations where there is insufficient market size or economic return to attract product registrations.
Chemical Regulation, 11 Mar 2023
Newly awarded Nuffield Scholarship winner Tessa Dimond plans to research maximum residue limits.
Chemical Regulation, 12 Nov 2022
Ahead of potentially large summer weed control programs, it is important to note that there have been several amendments and changes to all 2,4-D labels.
Chemical Regulation, 04 Aug 2022
Recent reports indicate an increasing number of trucks being rejected at delivery for excess phosphine. Attempted fumigations just prior to, or even during, transport are thought to be the leading cause of the high phosphine readings at delivery sites.
Chemical Regulation, 04 May 2021
The Herbicide Innovation Partnership, which is an initiative of GRDC and the crop science division of Bayer, has been extended by four years to 2025. The international collaboration is aimed at developing innovative weed control solutions for Australian grain growers.
Chemical Regulation, 23 Apr 2021
Australia’s approach to herbicide mode of action (MOA) classification is being updated to align with the new international system. Australian growers can expect to start seeing herbicide labels showing a new mode of action classification system from early 2022.
Chemical Regulation, 26 Mar 2020
Trade implications could be felt as grains markets move to develop chemical regulations.
Chemical Regulation, 31 Aug 2019
Consultant Mark Congreve spoke about the future of chemical use at summer grains event.