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THE WEEKLY TIMES | APVMA responds to mouse bait woes

Farmers are concerned their options for mouse control are not as effective as they could be following the expiration of a permit to use 50g/kg ZnP (double-strength) mouse bait in December 2023.

This is according to a report from The Weekly Times which included a statement from the regulatory authority, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Science Authority (APVMA), which said the application to extend the permit was currently being considered.

Grain Producers Australia was the holder of the initial permit and is working with the APVMA to inform their processes to further an application to have the permit extended.

GPA Northern Director and Queensland grain producer Brendan Taylor said a grower survey run by Grain Producers South Australia indicated the double-strength mouse bait was reportedly the most preferred option with growers, due to its effectiveness in reducing mice impacting their crops.

The survey showed that 78 per cent of participating farmers have had crop yields impacted by mice in the past two years.


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