THE GUARDIAN 04/07/16 Pesticide blamed for huge drop in frog numbers along Queensland coast. The head of Australia’s only dedicated frog hospital believes powerful insecticides are behind a staggering decline in frog populations along the Queensland coast.
But Deborah Pergolotti, of the Cairns Frog Safe project, has struggled to drum up government and academic interest in researching the bizarre malformations she has documented in amphibians. “The first domino in the sequence is chemicals,” she says, specifically neonicotinoids. Introduced in Australia in 1996, neonicotinoids attack the nervous system of insects and have caused controversy overseas for their perceived link to declining bee populations. The European Union has restricted their use, but they are used widely in Australia. Pergolotti estimates there has been a 95% decline in the Cairns frog population since the hospital opened 17 years ago.
“The usual comment is: ‘What proof do you have?’ But her attempts to alert authorities have fallen on deaf ears. Ultimately, “multiple interacting pressures” were to blame, it said. New Zealand Journal of Ecology (2016) 40(3): 342-350 Acute toxicity and risk to lizards of rodenticides and herbicides commonly used in New Zealand. CAWTHRON INSTITUTE - DEC 2015 - TRENDS IN VERTEBRATE PESTICIDE USE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A RESEARCH PIPELINE FOR MAMMALIAN PEST CONTROL IN NEW ZEALAND.
MARLBOROUGH_govt_nz 06/05/15 National Survey of Pesticides in Groundwater 2014. AGRICULTURE_GOV_AU - Budget 2016-17 - AUSTRALIAN PESTICIDES AND VETERINARY MEDICINES AUTHORITY. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT - JUNE 2015 - Management of Pesticides in Western Australia. NICNAS_GOV_AU 11/08/16 Chemicals banned or severely restricted in Australia FactSheet.
NICNAS often receives enquiries from people interested in finding out which chemicals are 'banned' or restricted in Australia.
The main focus at NICNAS is on industrial chemicals—although we do provide some information about other chemicals. People often assume that chemicals are either 'allowed' or 'banned' and that there are easily accessible lists of banned chemicals. In fact the controls imposed by governments on chemicals are rather more complex and usually take into account the way in which the chemical is used.
New Zealand Plant Protection 69: 296 - 304 (2016) Use of the sterile insect technique in New Zealand: Benefits and constraints.
Evaluation des coûts des pesticides en Australie. UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE - 2013 - Thèse en ligne : Characterisation and management of glyphosate resistant fence line populations of annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 72, 1 June 2014, Environmental impacts of consumption of Australian red wine in the UK. Open Access Abstract The UK consumes almost 5% of world's wine production, drinking 12.9 million hectolitres annually or 21 l per capita per year.
Australian wines are most popular with the UK consumer, accounting for around 17% of total take-home purchases. This paper focuses on Australian red wine and presents the life cycle environmental impacts of its consumption in the UK. GRDC 03/06/14 Red brome confirmed resistant to glyphosate in Western Australia. One population of red brome (Bromus rubens) has been confirmed resistant to glyphosate in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia.
Red brome with giant brome in the background. Photo by Agronomo. This is the first red brome population to be confirmed resistant to glyphosate in the world and is the third glyphosate resistant grass weed species found in Western Australia. GRDC - winter 2013 - survey find glyphosate resistant ryegrass is widespread in cropping padocks in the South East of South Australia. RMIT Universit - NOV 2006 - The Effects of Pulse Exposure of Six Agricultural Chemicals (including four herbicides) on the Early Life Stages of Selected Native Fish from the Goulburn-Murray River Region, Victoria, Australia (research collaboration between.
DAFWA - Site Maintenance. HEALTH_WA_GOV_AU - OCT 2013 - Department of Health guide to Organochlorine pesticide residues in home garden soils. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA - APVMA Gazette. (bulletin hebdomadaire référençant les actualités réglementaires australiennes en matière de pesticides et de médicaments vétérinaires) AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY - 2012 - Chemical-free agriculture: obstacles and assumptions. Chemical-free agriculture: obstacles and assumptions Jennifer Marohasy1 and John Abbot Abstract Less dependence on chemicals in agriculture is generally seen as desirable but how is this achieved in practice?
We review two high profile campaigns, one focused on banning herbicides in Great Barrier Reef Catchments to save dugongs and mangroves, and the other on banning insecticides in California’s Central Valley to save frogs. We show that while scientific studies were central to initial allegations of environmental harm, causation was never proven and more plausible alternative explanations for declines in dugong and frogs numbers ignored. Key Words pesticides, Diuron, Hill’s criteria of causation, chemical-free agriculture, environmental campaigning When we were first asked to prepare a presentation on the topic ‘Chemical Free Agriculture’ for this conference we declared no expertise in organic food production and suggested instead someone from the organic’s industry. Avery D (2007). FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AUSTRALIA - Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals.
Much of FoE's current work on toxics is currently looking at drinking water issues, particularly chlorine disinfection by-products.
Since March 2012 this work has been unfunded, except for small donations. Donations are always gratefully accepted and go a very long way. Sci Total Environ. 2013 Apr 1;449:208-13. Maternal exposure to organochlorine pesticides in Western Australia. AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY - 2012 - Chemical-free agriculture: obstacles and assumptions. FOE - JUNE 2012 - Issues Regarding Melbourne Drinking Water & Pesticides. Chemosphere Volume 88, Issue 3, July 2012, Organochlorine pesticides in soil under irrigated cotton farming systems in Vertisols. Abstract Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) such as DDT and DDE have been detected in the surface 0.2 m of Vertisols in the lower Namoi Valley of north western New South Wales, Australia even though they have not been applied to crops since 1982.
However, their presence in the deeper soil horizons has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to determine if OCPs were present to a depth of 1.2 m in Vertisols under irrigated cotton farming systems in the lower Namoi Valley of New South Wales. Soil was sampled from the 0–1.2 m depths in three sites, viz. the Australian Cotton Research Institute, ACRI, near Narrabri (149°36′E, 30°12′S), and two cotton farms near Wee Waa (149°27′E, 30°13′S) and Merah North (149°18′E, 30°12′S) in northern New South Wales, Australia. The OCPs detected and their metabolites were α-endosulfan, β-endosulfan, endosulfan sulphate, DDD, DDE, DDT and endrin. Highlights Keywords Cotton; Preferential flow; Clay; Farming system; Drainage; Rotation. FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AUSTRALIA – FEV 2012 - Pesticides, food and you - The dose makes the poison?
Gestion du risque en résistance aux pesticides en Australie et N. Pesticides et pêche en Australie. Lutte intégrée en Australie. INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT FOR AUSTRALIAN SUMMERFRUIT - Reducing the impacts of birds in horticulture. Organismes nuisibles des cultures en AUSTRALIE. AUSTRALIAN CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR RISK ANALYSIS - 2005 - Introducing the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authori. SANTE CANADA 26/05/09 Protocole d'entente entre l'Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority et l'Agence de réglem.
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Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) in Food and Animal Feedstuff. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) sets maximum residue limits (MRLs) for agricultural and veterinary chemicals in agricultural produce, particularly produce entering the food chain.
These MRLs are set at levels which are not likely to be exceeded if the agricultural or veterinary chemicals are used in accordance with approved label instructions. At the time that the MRLs are set, the APVMA undertakes a dietary exposure evaluation to ensure that the levels do not pose an undue hazard to human health. Download the Chemicals and food safety fact sheet (PDF, 699kb) | (RTF, 1.46Mb) The MRL Standard lists MRLs of substances which may arise from the approved use of those substances or other substances, and provides the relevant residue definitions to which these MRLs apply.
The MRL Standard is a legislative instrument and can be found on the comlaw website (external site). Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand - 2011 - DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICE PROGRAMS IN NEW ZEALA. GRAINS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 10/02/11 Pesticide application and spray drift management: recent developments. INTECH - DEC 2010 - Environmental Risks of Fungicides Used in Horticultural Production Systems. NSW Department of Primary Industries - AOUT 2008 - An Evaluation of the Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of NSW DPI In. PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA 27/03/12 Response to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Co.
NZ INSTITUTE FOR PLAND & FOOD RESEARCH - 2011 - Estimating pesticide emissions for the product-related pesticide footprint of ki. RAPPORT OAV - New Zealand 2011-6032 Pesticides Mar 2011 Report details. Veille glyphosate en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande.