Rubus

Rubus

Rubus Staphyt Trials

Staphyt are reaching out to rubus growers across the state to be involved with formal trials of new agrichemical products, and are offering a range of compensations for participants.

Funded through Hort Innovation, the project will develop chemical residue datasets to support the registration of new agrichemical options for producers. These datasets are essential for getting APVMA approval for new chemicals to be used within the sector and have to be developed for each crop species.

Fruit Growers Tasmania encourages all rubus growers to consider being involved, as these trials lead to improvements across the sector, better research and access to more tailored products.  

Current Trials 

ST17000 – Vayego

Target: Various target pests - Cluster Caterpillar, Heliothis (Helicoverpa armigera) Leafroller Moths, Light Brown Apple Moth, Loopers, Monolepta beetle, Redshouldered Leaf Beetle

Target Priority: Cluster Caterpillar is rated as a moderate priority in Victoria and Western Australia, a high priority in New South Wales and a low priority in Tasmania. Light Brown Apple Moth is rated as a moderate priority in Western Australia, a high priority in Victoria and Tasmania and a low priority in New South Wales. Loopers are rated as a high priority in all regions except New South Wales, where they are rated as a moderate priority.

Required Trail Number: 4 efficacy/safety trials in Raspberries and 3 in Blackberries.

Trial Co-Operator Crop Compensation: $1,900 per trial Raspberries, $1,800 per trial Blackberries


ST17000 – Propamocarb + Fluopicolide (Infinito)

Target: Downy Mildew

Target Priority: Downy Mildew in blackberries is rated as a moderate priority in New South Wales and Tasmania, high priority in Victoria, and low priority in Western Australia.

Required Trail Number: 4 efficacy trials Blackberries

Trial Co-Operator Crop Compensation: $2,775 per trial


ST17000 – Flonicamid

Target: Green vegetable bug, green stink bug, harlequin bug, Rutherglen bug, mirids, apple dimpling bug, jassids, leafhoppers, aphids & apple dimpling bug

Target Priority: Green Stink Bug is rated as a high priority in all regions. Green Vegetable Bug is rated as a high in all regions except New South Wales, where it is rated as a moderate priority.

Required Trail Number: 1 efficacy trial Raspberries/Blackberries

Trial Co-Operator Crop Compensation: $1,575 per trial


ST18001 – Versys

Target: Green Peach Aphid and apple dimpling bug

Required Trail Number: 2 Raspberries and Blackberries efficacy trials

Trial Co-Operator Crop Compensation: $2,500 per trial


ST19020 – Oberon Miticide

Target: Two-spotted mites

Target Priority: Two Spotted Mite is rated as a high priority in all regions. Two Spotted Mites are most commonly found in red raspberries.

Required Trail Number: 1 Raspberry Efficacy trials 

Trial Co-Operator Crop Compensation: $2,000 per trial


Staphyt contact person:

Celia Van Sprang - Technical Manager
Mobile: 0407 252 114
Email: cvansprang@staphyt.com


For further information on any trials within the industry contact Fruit Growers Tasmania Berry IDO Ella Roper at BerryIDO@fruitgowerstas.org.au or call 0400 100 593.