The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have confirmed that current recommendations put in place for procymidone use will remain in force until a full review of this chemical is complete.
Withholding Period (WHP)
As a result the current restriction on procymidone use recommended by the AWRI has been amended to come into line with the WHP set by the APVMA.
The new restriction is Use no later than 9 days before harvest.
The APVMA re-entry period of 9 days still stands. The AWRI has been advised that there are no acute dietary concerns for adults undertaking activities such as handling or consumption of grapes when a 9 day period has elapsed between the last spray and those activities taking place.
Please note that a 24 day re-entry period still applies for girdling activities.
This information is provided to inform the wine industry of agrochemical product information, and should not be interpreted as an endorsement.