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Haloxyfop reminder issued for canola growers

AUSTRALIAN canola growers are being reminded to avoid using haloxyfop after the European Union (EU) confirmed it would reduce the maximum residue limits (MRLs) for this herbicide.

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 The EU has tightened its residue limits for the chemical haloxyfop in canola. Picture Mark Saunders.

The EU has tightened its residue limits for the chemical haloxyfop in canola. Picture Mark Saunders.

The decision by the EU follows its 2023 announcement that it would reduce the MRLs for haloxyfop.

While the new MRL for canola is above that announced in 2023, growers are requested to not use haloxyfop so that crops do not have a residue detection above the new EU MRLs.
The regulatory change comes into effect from 19 August this year.

To maintain access into the EU market, growers are advised to use alternative weed control options. While haloxyfop remains a legally-registered product in Australia, some registered herbicide products containing haloxyfop have now been withdrawn from the Australian market.

Several haloxyfop products are registered in Australia for the post-emergent control of a
 range of annual and perennial grass weeds in canola.

The EU has also confirmed it will lower MRLs for haloxyfop on other crop types including pulses.

Grains Australia says as the EU is a relatively small market for pulses, the industry is confident that exports of pulses can be managed to meet the new EU MRLs for pulses.

However, pulse growers are advised to consult with their grain trader prior to the use of haloxyfop.

For more information, visit: https://grainsaustralia.com.au/news/2023/04/canola-haloxyfop.

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