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As part of the national Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) currently being undertaken, surveys are being conducted to identify pest and disease priorities for a number of Australian horticultural industries.

The surveys will identify diseases, insect pests and weeds of major concern. Against these threats, available registered or permitted pesticides will be evaluated for overall suitability in terms of integrated pest management (IPM), resistance, residues, withholding period, efficacy, trade, human safety and environmental issues.

Where tools are unavailable or unsuitable, the process aims to identify potential future solutions.

Prioritisation of the major pests into high, moderate and low categories will identify industry priorities and help determine the highest priority gaps in current pest control strategies.

Please add your input to the Olive Industry Strategic Agrochemical Review Process (SARP) 2020 survey here.

Have a question?

Please get in touch with Doug McCollum, AGK Services Agronomist, via doug@agkservices.com.au.

The surveys will close at 5pm, 28 February 2020.

This project has been funded by Hort Innovation, using the almond, avocado, banana, blueberry, lychee, macadamia, olive, onion, papaya, passionfruit, raspberry and blackberry, strawberry and summerfruit research and development levies and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.