Growers can now access the new online stewardship training and reporting programs that have been introduced to support best-practice application of ZP50 mouse bait products.
These new programs are now available, live and ready to access, at the GPA Training online platform. HERE
Grain Producers Australia has designed and implemented the new stewardship training and reporting programs – with industry and expert collaboration – as part of an application to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, to extend GPA’s industry emergency use permit (PER90799).
This permit was first delivered in May last year to help prevent crop damage and economic losses, at the height of the mouse plague.
This new stronger mouse control option resulted from extensive industry collaboration, supported by targeted GRDC investment for growers and CSIRO research, to enhance grains industry productivity and sustainability.
The APVMA has now approved a one-year extension of the GPA permit, starting on 1 January 2023, allowing growers continued access to ZP50 products, and the benefits it delivers.
The new training and reporting processes have satisfied the APVMA’s requirements for permit holders to provide them with evidence of users complying with the permit conditions.
Anyone seeking to purchase ZP50 products sold and supplied under APVMA Permit PER90799, from 1 January 2023, need to complete this training and meet the product-use reporting requirements.
Once growers and applicators have completed this training online, they’ll receive a certificate which will need to be shown to retailers to enable them to sell ZP50 products, supplied under this permit.
Retailers are required to ensure product users are familiar with the permit requirements. These new processes will help satisfy the APVMA’s requirements and improve on-farm practices, ultimately supporting the productivity and sustainability of growers and our industry.
A list of the products under this permit and other ZP50 Stewardship Training and Reporting Frequently Asked Questions HERE
A step-by-step How-To Guide has been published to support these processes and help growers and users understand the steps required. HERE