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Merry Xmas 2013 to all from Fruit West Team and Committee

Please note the Fruit West Office will be closed from Monday 23 December - Friday 3rd January 2014

PER14562 - Thiacloprid (Calypso) permit issued

We have just been advised from HAL that this permit has been issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)

We recommend you confirm details of this permit at the AVPMA site http://www.apvma.gov.au/permits/search.php.

Contact Nardia if you require a copy of this permit

 Medfly Project

Sonya Broughton advised that traps will not be checked in the Perth Hills over the Christmas 2013/2014 Break due to staffing constraints.  Growers who normally have traps checked by Paul Murphy should check traps themselves, but leave any med-flies in the trap.  Please note that traps in the Jarrahdale area will continue to be checked as normal as they are part of ongoing trials.

Guidance Note: Working Safely With Forklifts
This guidance note is issued by the Commission for Occupational Safety and Health (the Commission) under the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act).

View The PDF Here.

CSIRO Overview

CSIRO have a wide variety of articles of great relevance and interest to the horticultural industry. In particular the CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences Overview provides great insight and information for growers. Topics covered by this overview are:

    Consumer and market access research
    Nutrition and healthy foods
    Product delivery
    Production and assembly
    Facilities

To access this overview please click on the link below.

CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences Overview:http://www.csiro.au/org/About-FNS

Suspension of Dimethoate Products

Please see below from the APVMA re: Suspension of Dimethoate as of yesterday, 6 October 2011.

This is the notification we have been expecting.

Fruit West is working with DAFWA to develop strategies to control Medfly in the future.

While we are still working on details, an overview of ‘Future use of Dimethoate and Fenthion’  can be found on page 24 of the Spring 2011 edition of the Fruit West magazine.