Project 10:

New-Age Agrichemicals for Crop Protection

Milestone 10.1
Milestone 10.2
Milestone 10.1

New-age agrichemical needs prioritised

Identify pest management needs of sectors, identifying short to medium-term market risks and recognising the longer-term transition to agroecology, and prioritise projects within and across industry groups, communicate priorities to registrants, and facilitate projects to establish registrations.

Start date:

April 1, 2020

Key milestone:

September 30, 2020 - Priorities for new-age agrichemicals established and communicated to registrants. Projects implemented through Milestone 10.2.

Key milestone:

December 31, 2020 - Links established with similar international programmes to leverage information, accelerate registrations, and reduce project costs. Annually - Priorities updated and reviewed in response to market intelligence from Consumer Focus (Project 2).

Key milestone:

October 1, 2024 - The new-age agrichemical programme will be fully aligned with Theme 2 projects.

End date:

March 31, 2027

Progress

A workshop of programme participants was held in September 2020 and priorities identified.  These have been reviewed and circulated to crop protection companies, and a series of projects identified for Milestone 10.2.

Milestone 10.2

New-age agrichemical registration projects

The milestone will provide faster access to the best crop protection products with the best fit with current and future crop protection programmes. Registration projects identified in MS10.1 will be undertaken from Y2 through Y7, with activities fully aligned with Theme 2 projects from Y6.

Start date:

April 1, 2020

Key milestone:

September 30, 2020 - Priorities identified in Milestone 10.1 incorporated into the work programme and trial specifications developed.

Key milestone:

November 1, 2020 - Contracts let to field trial providers to undertake the registration trials, residue laboratories to undertake residue analysis, and data assessors to produce data assessment reports for use in applications for registration. Arrangements made and maintained for international data to be freely available from Minor Use organisations (e.g., Australia, USA’s IR4 Programme, Global Minor Use Forum) and crop protection companies.

Key milestone:

October 1, 2024 - The new-age agrichemical programme will be fully aligned with Theme 2 projects.

End date:

March 31, 2027

Progress

Projects have been scoped following the prioritisation process outlined in Milestone 10.1 and will be underway before the end of 2020.