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.
FGT 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.
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
For further information on any trials within the industry contact FGT Berry IDO Mark Salter at BerryIDO@fruitgowerstas.org.au or call 0400 100 593.