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Chemicals and farming
If you need a particular chemical product you can look it up on our PubCRIS or Permits databases. You can search by product, active constituent, and manufacturer – as well as by the pests and diseases you are trying to control – and get a list of products where that term is mentioned on the label.
If you need a particular chemical product you can look it up on our PubCRIS or Permits databases.
Farmers can also seek access to some chemicals via minor-use permits to use registered chemicals in a way that differs from the approved use. If a number of other farmers have a similar need to yours that can’t be met by a registered product – or one available under a minor-use permit – you may wish to talk with your grower or producer organisation or an industry research agency to apply for a permit on your behalf.
In some circumstances, farmers can also access unregistered chemicals for a specific purpose under a minor-use permit.