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

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 August 19, 2024.

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containing haloxyfop have now been withdrawn from the Australian market.

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

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 pulse grain trader prior to the use of haloxyfop.

For more information, refer to the article distributed to industry last year, available on the
Grains Australia website at

For further information on this change contact:

Gerard McMullen, Chair NWPGP
0419 156 065

Nick Goddard, Executive Officer AOF
0433 476 622

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