AH04007 - Pesticide Regulation Coordinator

Dealing with regulation is an ongoing issue for Australian horticulture. From a farm chemicals perspective industries are grappling with such matters as gaining and maintaining access to suitable pest management options, e.g., chemical reviews and increasing data requirements, manufacturer lack of interest, resistance, increasing interest in integrated pest management compatible chemicals, and ensuring compliance in export markets due to differing standards potentially impacting on trade. In order to more efficiently deal with the variety of demands posed by these challenges industry has had to be more proactive in identify emerging issues and seeking to develop appropriate responses.