New APVMA permit for use of dimethoate to control mirids in faba beans.

Melina Miles   May 4, 2016   Comments Off on New APVMA permit for use of dimethoate to control mirids in faba beans.
Close up of spotting of the seed coat caused by mirid feeding.

Close up of spotting of the seed coat caused by mirid feeding.

In response to the recent confirmation of the damage potential of green mirids in faba beans, Pulse Australia has successfully applied to the APVMA for a permit to allow the use of dimethoate for the control of mirids in faba beans (PER82378). The permit is active from 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2021, and is applicable in all states, except Victoria, as their Control-of-Use legislation does not require a permit to legalise this off-label use.

The details of the permit are shown below. The PDF of the permit can be accessed on the APVMA website.

PER82378 page 1

PER82378 page 1

PER82378 page 2

PER82378 page 2

See also the 2015 Beatsheet post on the damage caused by green mirids in faba beans.