Glyphosate permits on feed barley welcomed

The decision of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to issue a permit for the use of glyphosate on feed barley has been welcomed by WAFarmers.

Yesterday the APVMA approved the late season, pre-harvest glyphosate application, which is effective immediately.

WAFarmers Grains Section President Duncan Young said it was a sensible decision that would ensure growers have the appropriate regulations to support on-farm activities.  

“We congratulate Grain Producers Australia for their lead on this issue, and the APVMA for working collaboratively with industry to fast track the permit as a priority for the upcoming season,” Mr Young said.

“Now that growers are able to use the registered glyphosate product on their feed barley crop, we look forward to seeing more research work undertaken for permanent label registration and for future additions to the label registrations.”

The new permit will expire on 31 July 2019, and is for use only on feed barley crops.

ENDS.

All media requests must be directed to WAFarmers Media and Communications Officer Melanie Dunn on (08) 9486 2100 or [email protected].

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