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The Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) is currently underway across a range of levy-paying industries, including olives. The industry SARP reports assist in ensuring the availability of and access to effective chemical controls for each industry’s pest, weed and disease issues, and to address relevant needs and gaps.

The review process provides horticulture industries with sound treatment options for the future that the industry can pursue for registration with the chemical companies, or via minor-use permits with APVMA for clearly identified crop protection needs.

The olive industry SARP was last updated in 2020. This SARP process will identify and update diseases, insect pests and weeds of major concern to the olive industry. Against these threats, available registered or permitted pesticides will be evaluated for overall suitability in terms of IPM, resistance, residues, withholding period, efficacy, trade, human safety and environmental issues.

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

The closing date for the 2023 Olive Industry SARP survey has been extended to February 29, so there’s still time to add your input to the process.

Find out more and participate in the survey here.

This survey is part of the ongoing multi-industry levy project Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) 2023 updates (MT23001).