The ABA is continually seeking to add more chemicals to the “armoury” available to almond growers. We aim to update you as new permits and registrations become available. The table below summarises the current chemical permits which exist for the management of your orchard, and the disease which they are registered to combat.
FEEDBACK REQUIRED Your feedback is requested for an updated release of the ‘Pest and Disease Control Guide’ for the 2007/2008 season. In 2006 the first Pest & Disease Control guide was developed for the Australian Almond Industry by Dr Prue McMichael and Lucy Pumpa of Scholefield Robinson. The Guide provides information on almond pests and diseases that can be managed and monitored by almond growers. As noted at the time of release, the Guide is a living document, requiring constant revision, ensuring the inclusion of accurate and up-to-date information. It is stressed that between reprints it is the responsibility of growers to access and implement the latest information and recommendations by referring to the sources included in the Guide. Almond growers (levy payers) are able to access electronic copies of the Guide via the Industry Development of the industry’s first official pest & disease guide was facilitated by HAL (Horticulture Australia Limited) in partnership with the ABA, as part of the Almond Industry’s R&D program, which is funded by the almond levy, and matched by the Australian Government. Lucy Pumpa is currently undertaking a review of the guide, and is seeking any related feedback, recommendations and updated information. Any comments regarding the inclusion of additional information, guide format and other suggested improvements are welcome. log-in section of the ABA’s website www.australianalmonds.com.au .
Suppression of Phytophthora spp. (Root Rot)
Broadleef weeds and grasses
Powdery Mildew, Anthracnose
Blossom Blight, Anthracnose
Two-spotted, Byrobia mite
To obtain a copy of the permits please go to the APVMA website below and type in the respective permit number.
Any growers who aren't aware of the industry’s wish list of chemicals currently undergoing review or to request further chemical registration or permits please contact: Ben Brown
Industry Liaison Manager Almond Board of Australia
email@example.com +61 8 8582 2055 or 0447 447 223
Notice of AGM
Please direct feedback and queries to:
The next Annual General Meeting of the Almond Board of Australia will be held on Friday, 2nd November 2007 at the Mildura Grand Hotel during the Almond Industry Conference.
Lucy Pumpa Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services P/ L PO Box 650 Fullarton SA 5063