22 November 2017
The Pollinator Protection Initiative (PPI) recognises the importance of pollinators for Australian agriculture and the environment. It provides resources to ensure that modern, innovative crop protection products are used responsibly and in a manner that minimises risk to pollinators.
BeeConnected is a nation-wide, user-driven smart-phone app that enables collaboration between beekeepers, farmers and spray contractors to facilitate best-practice pollinator protection. BeeConnected is free and available on iPhone, Android and desktop computers.
The Seed Treatment Stewardship Strategy includes four specific stewardship and best practice guides, which outline measures to reduce risks from dust generated during handling and planting of treated seed and provides guidance on industry best practices to minimise off-target movement of pest and disease management products. The strategy complements existing strategies for treated seed stewardship like those developed by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Seed Federation.