The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have released a media statement regarding their intention to review the registration status of the agricultural fungicide, benomyl. To view the media release statement and additional gazetted information go to http://www.apvma.gov.au/media.
Marvel: Until such time as the review has been completed the manufacture of Farmoz Marvel fungicide has been suspended. However, any existing stocks of Marvel are still registered for use in viticulture until April 20 2004.
Benlate: The manufacture of Benlate was discontinued by Dupont and sales ceased on December 31 2001. However, existing stocks of Benlate are still registered for use in viticulture until April 20 2004.
Existing stocks of both benomyl products can only be supplied if:
- a copy of the MSDS for the product accompanies the product and
- the following FAISD warning statement is securely affixed to the container Contains benomyl which causes birth defects in laboratory animals. Women of child bearing age should avoid contact with benomyl.
This information is provided to inform the wine industry of agrochemical product information, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.