Before a pesticide can be used in Australia, it must first be registered for use with the Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).  The registration process requires pesticide manufacturers to submit a comprehensive application including information on its chemistry and manufacture, the toxicological impacts on public and occupational health, any residues, environmental safety of the product, and the efficacy of the product.

Developing or obtaining the data to support an application is expensive.  In small crop/pest situations, this expense can be cost prohibitive, especially when limited economic gain or return on investment is achievable.  In these situations, however a permit may be granted which allows for the legal use of a pesticide in a minor use application.  This permit allows for the use of a pesticide outside of its label instructions.  Permits may also be granted by the APVMA for use in emergency situations, such as an exotic pest incursion, disease outbreak, or for use in research applications.

Before using a chemical under a minor use permit, growers should have a copy of the permit and read and comply with all the details, conditions and limitations noted in the permit.

The Table below lists the current minor use permits held by N/GIA on behalf of industry.  

The Nursery Production Minor Use Program is interested in hearing from growers on their pesticide needs.  If there are any suggestions, please contact the program team at GIA by emailing: [email protected].

Before using these permits it is advised that growers check the currency of the permit on the APVMA website https://portal.apvma.gov.au/permits especially for those not held by N/GIA, as permit versions may change without notice. The registration of products can also be checked on the APVMA website https://portal.apvma.gov.au/pubcris

Product NamePermit NumberPermit DescriptionMode of Action GroupExpiration
ACELEPRYN GR TURF insecticide (chlorantraniliprole)PER92942Nursery Stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of African black beetle, scarab larvae, stem weevil larvae, billbug larvae, cutworm, armyworm and webwormGroup 28 Insecticide30-Apr-26
ACROBAT fungicide (dimethomorph), IMTRADE MANCOZEB fungicide (mancozeb), ZEEMIL systemic and protective fungicide (mancozeb + metalaxyl or mancozeb + metalaxyl-M), RIDOMIL GOLD MZ systemic and protective fungicide (mancozeb + metalaxyl or mancozeb + metalaxyl-M), AERO fungicide (metiram + pyraclostrobin)
PER91756Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of leaf spots, Alternaria, Anthracnose, downy mildew, grey mould, Phoma, powdery mildew, Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, rust, SeptoriaVarious28-Feb-26
AERO fungicide (metiram and pyraclostrobin)PER90418Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for control of Alternaria, Anthracnose, Phytophthora, powdery mildew and downy mildewGroup 11 M3 fungicide31-May-24
AGADOR TURF nematicide and miticide (abamectin)PER90411Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and foliage for the control of root-knot nematode, ring nematode and sting nematodeGroup 6 Insecticide31-Mar-29
APPLAUD insecticide (buprofezin), SERO-X pesticide (Clitoria ternatea extract), TEPPAN insecticide (cyclaniliprole), PROCLAIM insecticide (emamectin), INSEGAR WG insect growth regulator (fenoxycarb), MAINMAN insecticide (flonicamid), PESTOIL insect control spray (petroleum oil), SACOA SUMMER insecticidal spray oil (petroleum oil), SUCCESS NEO JEMVELVA active insecticide (spinetoram), MOVENTO insecticide (spirotetramat) PER91816Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for control of various Hemiptera pests: aphids, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mirids, psyllids, scale insects, stink bugs and whitefliesVarious30-Apr-27
BARRICADE herbicide (prodiamine)PER84303Nursery stock (non-food) for the pre-emergent control of grass and broad leaf weedsGroup D Herbicide31-Jul-27
BENEVIA insecticide (cyantraniliprole)PER92766Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers & ornamentals (field and protected cropping) for the control of azalea lace bugs, silverleaf whiteflies, melon aphids, green peach aphids, strawberry aphids, tomato potato psyllids, Helicoverpa spp., tomato leaf miners, cucumber moths, potato tuber moths, cluster caterpillars, light brown apple moths, tomato thrips & Western flower thrips, and the suppression of onion thrips & plague thripsGroup 28 Insecticide28-Feb-26
BRIGADE GRANULAR HOME GARDEN insecticide, BRIGADE GRANULAR insecticide (bifenthrin)PER13916Potting media for use in container grown ornamentals, for control of red imported fire ant. Jurisdiction: NSW only Group 3A insecticide31-Mar-25
BRIGADE GRANULAR insecticide (bifenthrin)PER9796Quarantine treatment for ornamental species and non-bearing fruit trees, for control of identified quarantine soil pests susceptible to bifenthrin. Import quarantine permit (WA)Group 3A insecticide31-Jul-27
CORAGEN insecticide (chlorantraniliprole), ACELEPRYN GR TURF insecticide (chlorantraniliprole), SERO-X pesticide (Clitoria ternatea extract), TEPPAN insecticide (cyclaniliprole), PROCLAIM insecticide (emamectin), INSEGAR WG insect growth regulator (fenoxycarb), PRODIGY insecticide (methoxyfenozide), PYGANIC ORGANIC insecticide (pyrethrins)PER91923Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various Lepidoptera pests: apple looper, cluster caterpillar, diamondback moth, fall armyworm, Heliothis spp, lepidopteran adults and larvae, lightbrown apple moth, loopers, soybean looperVarious31-Mar-27
CORMORAN insecticide (acetamiprid + novaluron), DURIVO insecticide (chlorantraniliprole + thiamethoxam), SPINNER TURF insecticide (cyantraniliprole + thiamethoxam), STARKLE insecticide (dinotefuran), CONFIDOR insecticide and NUFARM SISCON MAXI INTEL soil insecticide (imidacloprid) PER91805Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of African black beetle larvae, aphids, ants, armyworms, beetles, borers, bugs, cutworms, fungus gnats, leafminers, leafhoppers, lepidoptera larvae, mealybugs, mirids, psyllids, scale insects, thrips, weevils, whiteflies.Various30-Apr-26
CORMORAN insecticide (acetamiprid and novaluron)PER86931Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of aphids, bugs (Hemiptera spp.), leafhoppers, Lepidoptera larvae, mealybugs, psyllids, scale, thripsGroup 15/4A Insecticide31-Jan-24
DIMILIN WP 250 insect growth regulator (diflubenzuron)PER90454Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of fungus gnats, shore flies, armyworm including fall armyworm, leafminer, looper larvae, other Lepidopteran larvae, psyllids, weevils and whiteflies (suppression)Group 15 insecticide31-Oct-24
EFFICON insecticide (dimpropyridaz)PER94253Nursery stock (non-food) and ornamentals for the control of cabbage aphid, cotton/melon aphid, green peach aphid, greenhouse whitefly and silverleaf whitefly, whitefliesGroup 36 insecticide30-Apr-27
ENTRUST organic insecticide (spinosad)PER90928Various crops and nursery crops (non-bearing) for the control of leaf miners.Group 5 insecticide30-Apr-24
FARMOZ VENOM 80 SC insecticide/miticide (bifenthrin)PER10043Quarantine treatment for potted ornamentals, non-bearing fruit trees/plants for the control of identified quarantine pests. Import quarantine permit (WA): Fire antsGroup 3A insecticide31-Jul-27
GENFARM METHOMYL 225 insecticide (methomyl)PER82428Various crops, ornamentals and nursery seedlings (non-bearing) for the control of Lepidopteran pests, Rutherglen bug and thrips. Group 1A insecticide31-Jan-29
NUFARM DIMETHOATE systemic insecticide (dimethoate)PER86930Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers ornamentals (excluding chrysanthemums, begonias, liquid amber or gloxinias) for the control of spiraling whiteflies and miridsGroup 1B Insecticide30-Nov-23
QUALI-PRO EVOLUTION fungicide (azoxystrobin + tebuconazole), NUFARM BOTECTOR fungicide (Aureobasidium pullulans), SERIFEL biofungicide (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), FILAN fungicide (boscalid), PRISTINE fungicide (boscalid + pyraclostrobin), NUFARM CHAMP FLOWABLE fungicide, NUFARM CHAMP DRY PRILL fungicide and BLUE SHIELD DF COPPER fungicide (cupric hydroxide), ECOCARB fungicide (potassium bicarbonate), OCTAVE fungicide and SPORTAK fungicide (prochloraz), ACTINOVATE biofungicide (Streptomyces lydicus)PER91751Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for control of various Ascomycetes diseases: Anthracnose, Cercospora leaf spot and leaf blotch, Alternaria leaf spot, leaf mould, Botrytis mould or grey mould, white mould or watery soft rot, leaf drop, Sclerotinia rot, powdery mildew, fusarium wilt, verticillium wiltVarious30-Oct-27
QUALI-PRO EVOLUTION fungicide (azoxystrobin + tebuconazole), SERIFEL biofungicide (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), NUFARM CHAMP FLOWABLE fungicide, NUFARM CHAMP DRY PRILL fungicide, and BLUE SHIELD DF COPPER fungicide (cupric/copper hydroxide), OXYDUL DF fungicide (copper oxychloride), PLANTVAX systemic fungicide (oxycarboxin), TILT fungicide (propiconazole), ACTINOVATE biofungicide (Streptomyces lydicus), BANROT broad spectrum fungicide (thiophanate-methyl + etridiazole), SAPROL fungicide (triforine)PER91752Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of Basidiomycete diseases, rust, Rhizoctonia rot, damping off, root and stem rot diseases, myrtle rustVarious28-Feb-27
LANCER 750 DF insecticide (acephate), ORTHENE XTRA insecticide (acephate)PER12378Ornamentals (non-bearing), tomatoes and sweet peppers (capsicum) for the control of western flower thripsGroup 1B insecticide31-Oct-25
LEXICON INTRINSIC BRAND fungicide (fluxapyroxad + pyraclostrobin)PER92782Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia, Basidiomycete fungi, Fusarium, Pythium, and ectotrophic root infecting fungi Group 7 and 11 Fungicide28-Feb-26
LORSBAN 500 EC insecticide, NUFARM CHLORPYRIFOS 500 EC insecticide (chlorpyrifos)PER13504Potted plants, containerised plants and root-balled plants for the control of red imported fire antsGroup 1B insecticide30-Sep-27
MAXGUARD 2G granular insecticide (bifenthrin) - PER13959v3PER13959Potting media for use in nursery stock (non-food and non-bearing fruit trees) for the control of red imported fire antGroup 3A insecticide30-Apr-28
MINECTO FORTE insecticide (cyantraniliprole + diafenthiuron)PER92919Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals (field & protected) for the control of silverleaf whitefly (whiteflies), melon aphids, green peach aphids, Helicoverpa species, cucumber moths, potato moths, cluster caterpillars, two-spotted mites; suppression of tomato thrips, Western flower thrips, plague thrips12A and 28 Insecticide31-Oct-26
NATURALURE fruit fly bait concentrate (SPINOSAD)PER80719Fruit fly host plants including ornamental plants, amenity trees, fruit and nut trees, vines and vegetables in commercial and residential areas for the control of Mediterranean fruit flies and Queensland fruit fliesGroup 5 insecticide31-Mar-25
NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS STRAIN 3AP2PER90820Permit to allow supply and emergency use of an unregistered Agvet chemical for the integrated management (biocontrol) of fall armyworm in various crops including ornamentals, flowers and plants. Quarantine permit (WA)Group 31 insecticide31-Mar-24
PEGASUS miticide/insecticide (diafenthiuron), AVATAR insecticide (indoxacarb), PROVAUNT TURF insecticide (indoxacarb)PER91806Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of various insect pests: aphids, mites, whiteflies, European earwigs (suppression only), Heliothis spp., lightbrown apple moth, weevils, fall armyworm, leafminersVarious30-Nov-26
REGENT 200SC insecticide, INSTAR granular insecticide (fipronil)PER91804Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various insect pests: ants, cutworms, European earwigs, fungus gnats, root mealybug, scarab beetle larvae, sciarid flies, sugar cane weevil larvae, Symphylids, termites, thrips (larvae in soil), wireworms Group 2B Insecticide31-Mar-25
FARMALINX SAYONARA 10 GR herbicide (prodiamine) PER92821Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals (field and protected cropping situations) for the pre-emergent control of grass and broadleaf weedsGroup 3 herbicide31-Dec-24
SERO-X pesticide (Clitoria ternatea extract)PER87445Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of Heliothis spp., silverleaf whiteflies and green miridsInsecticide29-Feb-24
SIPCAM PACIFIC ECHO 500 SC fungicide, BRAVO WEATHER STIK fungicide, SIPCAM ECHO 900 WDG fungicide (chlorothalonil)PER14964Lettuce (head and leafy varieties) at plant nursery phase, prior to planting in the field for the control of Anthracnose or shot hole (Microdochium panattonianum).Group M5 fungicide31-Jul-26
SPOREKILL agricultural disinfectant (didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride)PER92498Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers, ornamentals and plant cuttings for the control of fungal diseases: grey mould, root rot, damping offFungicide30-Jun-26
STARKLE 200 SG Insecticide (dinotefuran)PER90410Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and foliage for the control of various insect pests: aphids, borers, leaf beetles, leafhoppers, mealybugs, mirids, scales, whiteflies, thrips, weevilsGroup 4A Insecticide30-Nov-24
SUREFIRE SPECTRUM 200SC insecticide (imidacloprid)PER13706For control of lantana stem-sucking treehopper (Aconophora compressa) in fiddlewood trees. Biosecurity Queensland. Jurisduction: Qld and NSW onlyGroup 4A insecticide31-Mar-25
SUSCON GREEN soil insecticide (chlorpyrifos)PER14256Protection of potting mix from colonisation by red imported fire ants (Solenopsis spp.)Group 1B insecticide30-Sep-25
TALSTAR 80 SC insecticide/miticide, COUNTRY BIFENTHRIN 100 SC insecticide, VENOM 240 insecticide (bifenthrin)PER14317For control of red imported fire ants in various situations including potted plants, containerised plants, root-balled plants (non-bearing only), commercial turf farms, and commercial high risk items subject to product storage requirements within fire ant restricted area including nursery stock in pots.Group 3A insecticide28-Feb-29
TALSTAR 80 SC insecticide/miticide, TALSTAR 100 EC insecticide/miticide, TALSTAR 250 EC insecticide/miticide (bifenthrin)PER9795Quarantine treatment of non-food nursery stock and limited food crops grown under nursery conditions for the control of identified quarantine pests. Import quarantine permit (WA)Various31-Mar-27
TEPPAN 50SL insecticide (cyclaniliprole), MAINMAN 500 WG insecticide (flonicamid), PESTOIL insect control spray, SACOA SUMMER insecticidal spray oil (petroleum oil), PYGANIC (pyrethrins), SUCCESS NEO JEMVELVA ACTIVE insecticide (spinetoram), MOVENTO 240 SC insecticide (spirotetramat)PER91929Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various Thysanoptera pests: thrips, greenhouse thrips, melon thrips, plague thrips, thrips, Western flower thripsVarious31-Mar-27
SIMODIS PLINAZOLIN TECHNOLOGY insecticide (isocycloseram)PER94004Nursery Stock (non-food) for the control of diamondback moth, cabbage white butterfly, white butterflies, cucumber moth, two-spotted mite, broad mite; and for the suppression of heliothis, onion thrips, plague thrips, bean red spider mite, Western flower thrips, tomato thrips, melon thripsGroup 30 insecticide28-Feb-26
SPOREKILL agricultural disinfectant (didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride),OXYDUL DF fungicide (copper oxychloride), GROCHEM COPPER SULPHATE molluscicide (copper sulfate pentahydrate), METHYLATED SPIRITS (ethanol)PER80699Production nursery surfaces including ground level growing beds, weed mats, steel, timber, plastic, fibreglass and fibre board, benches, tables, floors, sand beds, hard surfaces, tools and equipment for the control of general plant pathogensVarious31-Jul-25
VECTOBAC WG biological larvicide water dispersible granule (Bacillus thuringiensis), BENEVIA insecticide, TEPPAN insecticide, DIPTEX 150 WP insect growth regulator (Cyromazine), SUCCESS NEO JEMVELVA active insecticide (spinetoram)PER91811Nursery stock (non-food), including seedlings, tubes, plugs, cut flowers and ornamentals, for the control of Diptera including fungus gnats, larvae of leafminer flies and sciarid flies, shore flies and leafminersVarious31-Mar-27
VERTIMEC miticide/insecticide (abamectin), APOLLO miticide (clofentezine), OVASYN OPTIONS insecticide (amitraz)PER13059For the control of citrus red mites in citrus trees (bare-rooted and potted nursery plants only). Jurisdiction: NSW onlyVarious30-Sep-25
VERTIMEC miticide/insecticide (abamectin), VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin + chlorantraniliprole), AZAMAX insecticide (azadirachtin), DIMILIN W.P.250 insect growth regulator (diflubenzuron), PROCLAIM OPTI insecticide (emamectin), ADMIRAL ADVANCE insect growth regulator (pyriproxyfen) PER91812Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of Diptera: fungus gnats, leafminers, shore fliesVarious31-Mar-27
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin and chlorantraniprole)PER88695Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of leafminer, Lepidoptera larvae, mites, psyllids and thrips, and for the suppression of beetles, bugs, leafhoppers, weevils, whitefliesGroup 6 and 28 Insecticide28-Feb-24
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin and chlorantraniliprole), ACRAMITE miticide (bifenazate), PROCLAIM insecticide (emamectin), PARAMITE selective miticide (etoxazole), PESTOIL insect control spray and SACOA SUMMER insecticidal spray oil (petroleum oil)PER91810Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various mites: bean spider mite, European red mite, Oriental spider mite, strawberry spider mite, twospotted miteVarious31-Mar-27
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin + chlorantraniliprole), DOMINEX DUO insecticide and CONQUEST ALPHA FORTE 250 SC insecticide (alpha-cypermethrin), AZAMAX insecticide (azadirachtin), NUFARM CHLORPYRIFOS 500 EC insecticide (chlorpyrifos), DIMILIN W.P. 250 insect growth regulator (diflubenzuron), NUFARM DIMETHOATE systemic insecticide (dimethoate), LANNATE-L insecticide (methomyl), PIRIMOR WG aphicide (pirimicarb), ADMIRAL ADVANCE insect growth regulator (pyriproxyfen) PER91921Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control or suppression of various Hemiptera pests: aphids, green vegetable bugs, leafhoppers, mirids, psyllids, spiralling whiteflies, Rutherglen bugs, stink bugs, whitefliesVarious31-Mar-25
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin + chlorantraniliprole), LANCER 750 DF insecticide and ORTHENE XTRA insecticide (acephate), DOMINEX DUO insecticide and CONQUEST ALPHA FORTE 250 SC insecticide (alpha-cypermethrin), AZAMAX insecticide (azadirachtin), NUFARM CHLORPYRIFOS 500 EC insecticide (chlorpyrifos), DIMILIN W.P. 250 insect growth regulator (diflubenzuron), KARATE ZEON insecticide (lambda-cyhalothrin), LANNATE-L insecticide (methomyl), SUCCESS NEO JEMVELVA ACTIVE insecticide (spinetoram) PER91928Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various Lepidoptera pests: armyworms, cutworms, fall armyworms, lepidopteran larvae, loopersVarious30-May-25
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin + chlorantraniliprole), LANCER 750 DF insecticide and ORTHENE XTRA insecticide (acephate), DOMINEX DUO insecticide and CONQUEST ALPHA FORTE 250 SC insecticide (alpha-cypermethrin), AZAMAX insecticide (azadirachtin), NUFARM CHLORPYRIPHOS 500 EC insecticide (chlorpyrifos), LANNATE-L insecticide (methomyl) PER91941Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various Thysanoptera pests: thrips, Western flower thripsVarious31-May-25
VOLIAM TARGO insecticide (abamectin + chlorantraniliprole), DOMINEX DUO insecticide and CONQUEST ALPHA FORTE 250 SC insecticide (alpha-cypermethrin), AZAMAX insecticide (azadirachtin), NUFARM CHLORPYRIFOS 500 EC (chlorpyrifos), TEPPAN 50SL insecticide (cyclaniliprole), DIMILIN W.P 250 insect growth regulator (diflubenzuron), LANNATE-L insecticide (methomyl)PER91944Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of various Coleoptera and Orthoptera pests: beetles, grasshoppers, locusts, stem borers, weevilsVarious31-May-25
WIZARD 18 miticide/insecticide (abamectin), VANTAL UPGRADE miticide/insecticide (abamectin), TALSTAR 100 EC insecticide/miticide (bifenthrin), TALSTAR 250 EC insecticide/miticide (bifenthrin), LANNATE-L insecticide (methomyl)PER84229Nursery stock (non-food), tomato, eggplant, capsicum and chilli pepper (field and protected cropping systems) for the control of tomato potato psyllidVarious31-Mar-25
YATES BAYTHROID LAWN GRUB AND GARDEN insecticide (cyfluthrin)PER12073Potted plants, containerised plants and bagged root-balled plants for the control of red imported fire ant and tropical fire antGroup 3A insecticide30-Apr-25
ZAMPRO fungicide (ametoctradin + dimethomorph), SERIFEL biofungicide (Bacillus amyloliquefaciens), NUFARM CHAMP FLOWABLE 350 fungicide, NUFARM CHAMP DRY PRILL WG fungicide, BLUE SHIELD DF COPPER fungicide and OXYDUL DF fungicide (cupric/copper hydroxide & copper oxychloride), REVUS fungicide (mandipropamid), ACTINOVATE biofungicide (Streptomyces lydicus), BANROT 80G broad spectrum fungicide and BANROT 400WP broad spectrum fungicide (thiophanate-methyl + etridiazole)PER91754Nursery stock, cut flowers and ornamentals (non-food) for the control of Oomycete diseases: downy mildew, Phytophthora root rot, Pythium, damping off, root rot, stem rotVarious28-Feb-27
ZAMPRO fungicide (ametoctradin and dimethomorph)PER90235Nursery stock (non-food), cut flowers and ornamentals for the control of downy mildewGroup 40 and 45 Fungicide30-Sept-24