BIOSECURITY ALERT - Serpentine Leafminer Approved Insecticides
Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) has worked with the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to secure a Minor Use Permit (MUP) for the management of leafminers including Serpentine leafminer (SLM). PER88977 provides for 9 different active ingredients across 7 distinct mode of action groups for use in nursery stock when managing SLM. It is critical that production nurseries managing SLM have a clear pesticide rotation program in place, preferably, based on a minimum of 3 different active ingredients from 3 different mode of action groups. Growers can add more active ingredients into rotation if required however any additions must be from a different mode of action group to minimise pesticide resistance within the SLM population.Download the updated PDF here.