Paraquat one of eight pesticides under mandated review

Gregor Heard
July 19 2023 - 6:30am
The ag minister has issued a directive for the APVMA to complete. File photo.
The ag minister has issued a directive for the APVMA to complete. File photo.

A number of popular herbicides, insecticides and veterinary medicines are included in the eight products that are the subject of an urgent, government directed Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) review.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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