Increased APVMA pesticide approval delays costing farmers 'millions': CropLife

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Updated April 9 2024 - 11:24pm, first published 1:48pm
APVMA assessment delays leaving farmers exposed to multi-million dollars worth of preventable crop losses. Picture supplied.
APVMA assessment delays leaving farmers exposed to multi-million dollars worth of preventable crop losses. Picture supplied.

The nation's agriculture and veterinary chemical regulator has reported a spike in processing delays, with only 78.3 per cent of major pesticide applications completed within legislated timeframes for the quarter ending December 2023.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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