AH01019 - Improved Labeling of Pesticides-Stage 2

Horticulture Australia in response to grower concerns has been looking at the issue of pesticide labeling. Pesticide labels are important as they are meant to communicate, to inform users how to use pesticides safely and efficaciously. If the label is read, understood and its directions followed, the likelihood of agricultural chemicals causing unwanted effects are remote. Coherent labels are therefore fundamental part of any considered approach to pesticide management. To achieve this it is recommended that government should initiate targeted research to identify those elements on a label in need a greatest change. The results of which could be used to amend labels to ensure that pesticide users are adequately informed in a clear and unambiguous manner.