Updated 9th April 2018
The following is a list of chemical permits (off-label use) issued by APVMA for the control of major olive pests and diseases. Please check withholding periods before using any chemicals.
Note: The latest list of all olive permits issued by APVMA can be found by clicking the link: https://portal.apvma.gov.au/permits
(Search ‘olive’ and click the animal/crop box)
Insegar WG Insect Growth Regulator / Black Olive Scale
E.E. MUIR & SONS
7B Insect Growth Regulator
T 1 (olives) / T 3 (olive oil)
Natrasoap insecticidal soap spray / Olives / Lace bug
BFA Registered / but reported as not effective
Copper (present as present as Cupric Hydroxide, Cuprous Oxide, or Tribasic Copper Sulphate) / Olives / Fungal leaf spot and fruit rot.
Dimethoate / Olives – for oil production only / Lace Bug / Green Vegetable Bug / Rutherglen Bug
T 0.1 (olive oil)
Paraquat & Diquat (Spray Seed) / Olives / Range of broadleaf & grass weeds (as per label)
Paraquat 1 (olives) / Diquat 0.05 (fruits)
NA – not applied to trees
Azoxystrobin (Amistar) / Olives / Anthracnose
T 2 (olives)
Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) / Olives / Ants, African black beetle, light brown apple moth
T 0.05 (olives)
NA – butt drench only
Ethephon (Galleon) / Olives / Fruit loosening
Plant Growth Regulator
T 20 (olives)
Alpha-cypermethrin (Dominex) / Olives / Curculio Beetle / Apple weevil & Cutworms
Methyl Bromide / Fruit & Fruiting Vegetables, Food producing plants & ornamentals / Fruit Fly, Silverleaf Whiteflies & Thrips for Biosecurity decontamination (All States)
T 0.05 (fruits)
Pyraclostrobin + Metiram (Aero) / Olives / Anthracnose
11 & M3 Fungicide
Dimethoate / Orchard cleanup – fruit fly host crops following harvest / Fruit Fly
NA-Fruit must not be harvested
Clothianidin (Samurai) / Olives / Olive Lace Bug
T 0.5 (olives)
Esfenvalerate (Sumi-Alpha Flex Insecticide) / Olives / Olive Lace Bug
T 1 (olives) / T 7 (olive oil)
Pyganic Organic Insecticide (Pyrethrum) / Olives / Olive Lace Bug
MRL 1 (fruits)
ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, NT and WA.
Note: Victoria is not included under jurisdiction, as their Control-of-Use legislation does not require a permit to legalise this off-label use in this state.
Updated 4 July 2016
The following products are registered by APVMA for ‘on label’ use on olives:
Note: The latest list of all products registered (on-label) for use on olives approved by APVMA can be found by clicking the link: https://portal.apvma.gov.au/pubcris
67264 / 60997 / 68692
Pyriproxyfen – Insect Growth Regulator (ADMIRAL, ADMIRAL ADVANCE, LASCAR, PICTUS, AVANTE, SUMILARV) / Olives / Black Olive Scale and ants
SUMITOMO / ADAMA / CROPCARE / NUFARM
1 (olives) / 3 (olive oil)
Copper Oxychloride and Copper Hydroxide (RELYON AIRONE WG FUNGICIDE) / Olives / Leaf Spot / Anthracnose / Olive Knot / Other fruit rot
63665 / 68826 / 59711
Copper Oxychloride (ARISTA LIFESCIENCE, CURENOX 500 WP, OSPRAY COPPER OXYCHLORIDE) / Olives / Olive Leaf Spot or Peacock Spot, Grey Leaf Spot, Fruit Round Spot, Anthracnose, Other general fruit rot.
GREEN GUARD SC PREMIUM BIOLOGICAL INSECTICIDE / Agriculture General / Nymphs of Australian Plague Locust
Biological Organism – fungus (NASAA Registered)
54179 / 59092
Paraffinic oils (TRUMP SPRAY OIL / SACOA BIOPEST PARAFFINIC OIL) / Scales (black, soft, brown etc)
AGCHEM / SACOA
Dicofol (FARMOZ MITI-FOL EC MITICIDE) / 2 Spotted Mite (Red spider mite) QLD Only
All States and Territories.
Organic Certified Products:
AOA is currently researching organic certified products that may be suitable for application to olive groves.
We would be pleased to receive any recommendations and advice on these products – contact Peter McFarlane at: email@example.com
The following herbicides are registered for use on olives:
The product labels will specify the appropriate withholding period.
Note: We have not included a large number of bait sprays that may be applicable to olive groves and are not applied directly to a crop.