FGT engages in regular consultation with growers and agronomists about current and future needs within each of the state's fruit sectors.
Information collected ensures the industry remains informed on the following:
- new and existing permits
- changing patterns of use
- gaps and access issues
- changes to emerging priorities.
The outputs from this consultation are used in directing efforts to ensure the availability of access to effective chemical controls to address these issues.
TAS cherry industry agrichemical survey
Fruit Growers Tasmania Inc. (FGT) is undertaking an industry survey of the Tasmanian cherry industry about the use of two crop protectant products due to expire in August. Information from the survey will be used to guide and potentially support applications for new permits to retain access to these protectant products.
This survey closes on 28 February 2022.
Strategic Agrichemical Review Process
FGT & Hort Innovation are seeking input from growers and agronomists into the national Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for the apple, pear and cherry industries.
Undertaken every 5 years, the SARP process is a national process undertaken to help industry to assess the importance of each the diseases, insects and weeds that can affect each industry, determine any gaps in the current pest control strategy and identify suitable new or alternative pesticides to address the gaps.
The outputs from the SARP process are used nationally in directing efforts to ensure the availability of access to effective chemical controls to address these issues, including pursuing chemical registration with agrichemical companies, or minor use permits with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
These surveys close on 28 February 2022.