Ginger Chemical Minor Use Permit maintenance and research

Censeo Field and Lab Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-016733

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Monday, January 30, 2023

  • Project completion date: Monday, June 29, 2026

  • National Priority: GIN-High quality product and sustainable production systems


Ginger is predominantly grown in Australia in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay–Burnett regions of Queensland. The area under ginger production is relatively small, and this small market limits the number and scope of registered pesticides available to growers. To gain access to essential chemical control options, the industry commonly needs to rely on Minor Use Permits (MUPs) granted by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Association (APVMA). The lapse of current MUPs for products regularly required by the ginger industry would have a significant impact on the industry and the potential to cause significant crop losses.
This project aims to maintain and update existing MUPs as well as investigate options for new products for the ginger industry, as part of the AgriFutures Ginger Program. 



Research Organisation

Censeo Field and Lab Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The objective of this project is to provide a framework and support for the ginger industry to maintain and grow their access to critical pesticide products. Working closely with the industry, existing and future pests, diseases and weed issues are evaluated, prioritised, then linked to potential product solutions. 
Utilising published data, partnerships with product owners and (developing) bridging data, the consultant will develop trial protocols, contract the required studies and build the regulatory packages in line with APVMA guidelines to maintain current and deliver new Minor Use Permits. 
Where possible, the consultant will encourage the owners of new products being registered to consider adding ginger to the full registration label. 
The expected outcome of this project is the ongoing successful production of ginger utilising access to chemical control options for significant weeds, pests and diseases through MUPs.