Agrochemical Updates, eBulletin

Agrochemical update July 2018 – New insecticide registered

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has recently approved the use of a combination abamectin and chlorantraniliprole product in grape production.


APVMA 81921

‘Voliam Targo’ is a Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd product.

‘Voliam Targo’ is registered for control of grapeleaf rust mite, grapevine moth, light brown apple moth, two spotted mite and suppression of garden weevil in grapevines. It is an activity group 6 + 28 insecticide. Follow the label directions.

Resistance management: DO NOT make more than two applications of Group 28 insecticides per season.

Recommended restriction on use (witholding period) for grapes destined for export wine: Use no later than EL 29, berries pepper-corn size (not > 4 mm diameter).

The latest version of the ‘Dog book’ can be viewed in the online pdf or mobile app available from the agrochemicals page on the AWRI website. For more information, please contact Marcel Essling on 08 8313 6600 or email

This information is provided to inform the Australian grape and wine sector and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any product.