Chemical update

AMIA has been successful in gaining a minor use permit for the product Shield™ (200 g/kg Clothianidin) for use in mangoes for the control of mango seed weevil.

Please ensure you read the permit and instructions prior to the use of this product, noting the long withholding period and notes on use. The permit can be accessed via this link: http://permits.apvma.gov.au/PER84416.PDF.

It is anticipated Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) will set a temporary maximum residue limit (MRL) within the next four months. Growers exporting to markets with different MRL’s should be aware of the relevant MRL in the export country for mangoes.