Agriculture Minister David Littleproud

November 25, 2020

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has issued two more permits for the control of Fall Armyworm, bringing the total number of current permits to 37.

A full list of current permits can be found on the APVMA website

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the Federal Government was committed to supporting efforts in Australia and abroad to manage and minimise the impact of the pest.

“Since fall armyworm arrived in Queensland via natural pathways in January 2020, it has spread to the Northern Territory, Western Australia and northern NSW,” he said.

“Fall armyworm is a serious agricultural pest.

“The larval or caterpillar stage of the moth’s lifecycle, can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops with the potential for large economic loss.

“Approval of additional permits provides farmers and landowners with more tools to manage this pest.”

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