Proposal to refine pesticide run-off assessments for dryland cropping regions

The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) have developed a method to refine estimates of pesticide run-off to waterways. The approach uses real-world data sets for stream flow in dryland cropping regions of Australia. Summary information about the framework and method, a document detailing the background to and application of the method, and copies of the underlying database (stream flow data from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia) are available from on the APVMA website. The agency invites comment on the technical aspects of the proposed method and data libraries up until 21 September 2015.

APVMA Regulatory Update, 22 July 2015 ;http://www.apvma.gov.au ;