Minor use of chemicals – Insects and pathogens

New Rural Industries Australia Limited

  • Project code: PRJ-007428

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011

  • Project completion date: Monday, June 25, 2012

  • National Priority: NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries


To conduct a SARP study to identify the major insect and pathogen problems and priorities facing new and emerging plant and animal industries; Prioritize these needs and seek to obtain the data and information required to determine what minor use permits are required; and obtain these permits where existing data and circumstances permit.


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

New Rural Industries Australia Limited

Objective Summary

To assist industry members of NRIA to obtain minor use permits for the use of chemicals to control insect pests and other pathogens and vectors in their respective industries by,
– identifying and prioritizing their most important pest and disease problems,
– identifying the most cost effective and practical chemical solutions for these problems,
– determining what information is required to fulfill permit requirements, and obtaining that information,
– submitting permit applications based on identified priorities and other practical considerations,
– obtaining some permit approvals where attainable in the timeframe and detailing steps required to obtain permits for other, high-priority pests/diseases..