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FARM ONLINE | Insecticide bans loom following APVMA review

Australia's agricultural chemical regulator, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has today released its proposed decision on the reconsideration of the organo-phosphate based insecticide chlorpyrifos, which will ban its use in many applications it is currently registered for.

The use of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide used for the control of pests in various agricultural, horticultural, commercial and veterinary situations, has been determined to pose risks to user safety and the environment.

Grain Producers Australia chief executive Colin Bettles said he was pleased to see the APVMA making independent, science-based decisions on chemical regulation.


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