Toxicity table reduces impact on beneficials

June 30, 2023 | 4 min read
Pest management is a critical component of successful crop production, but there is increasing need to promote the sustainable use of insecticides to avoid resistance issues and non-target impacts.

One stop shop for all your research equipment

June 29, 2023 | 3 min read
Trial Supplies continues to facilitate the easy access of high-quality trial equipment into the hands of agronomists, researchers and growers who are completing their own research.

Handpicking genes for disease-resistant crops

July 13, 2021 | 2 min read
Researchers from The University of Western Australia have developed tools to identify plant genes resistant to disease-causing fungi and deploy them to create more resistant crops.

UWA researchers discover the cause of devastating crop disease

April 15, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have identified the cause of the devastating faba bean gall disease for the first time, a disease that causes significant destruction of bean crops in Ethiopia and China.

Draft Report of the Independent Review of the Agvet Chemicals Regulatory System

Dec. 16, 2020 | 2 min read
The independent panel has released its draft report on the review of Australia’s agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals regulatory system. Public comments are invited by 26 February 2021.

Biosecurity measures reinforced for brown marmorated stink bug season 2020-21

Sept. 1, 2020 | 2 min read
In response to the rapid expansion of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) throughout Europe and North America, the department has retained the seasonal measures to manage the risk of BMSB from arriving in Australia for the 2020–21 BMSB risk season.

Agsafe's New Agvet Chemical Supplier Course

April 21, 2020 | 2 min read
The Agvet Chemical Suppliers Course has been the flagship training for Agvet retailers since 2015. Completion of the Agvet Chemical Suppliers Course earns 300 points in the Agsafe industry professional development program and achieves Personal Accreditation. This course is suitable for those who have worked in the agvet chemical sector for 12 months, in addition to those with many years experience. It is interactive, challenging and an excellent way to learn about the industry.

Powdery scab fix for potatoes getting closer through Australian research

Jan. 14, 2020 | 2 min read
Research undertaken by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is trying to develop new ways to control the pathogen for powdery scab, a potato disease. It wants to get a better understanding of why it survives in the soil, how it wakes up and how it affects the potato.

APVMA Stakeholder Engagement Framework

Jan. 7, 2020 | 1 min read
The APVMA invites our clients and stakeholders to provide feedback on our draft Stakeholder Engagement Framework. The Framework, and accompanying Stakeholder Engagement Activities document, outlines the APVMA’s stakeholder engagement strategy for the 2020–23 period.

APVMA relocation to Armidale becomes official

Aug. 8, 2019 | 2 min read
The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) headquarters has officially opened in Armidale.

Using next generation genetic testing to give growers a competitive boost

June 21, 2019 | 2 min read
QUT has partnered with Hort Innovation under the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) to advance the use of next-generation genetic sequencing technologies, giving Australia’s horticulture sector a competitive boost through faster access to new plant stock.