Omethoate insecticide banned for food crops and pastures

THE Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has banned the use of the insecticide, omethoate, on grain legumes, cereals, pastures, horticultural crops and food producing plants, including in the home garden. The product can still be used for insect control on flowers, ornamentals and also as a barrier spray for controlling red-legged earth mite—provided all new labels contain the amended instructions to better protect human health. Omethoate is a broad-spectrum organophosphorus (OP) insecticide used to control insects and mites. As with all other OP pesticides, omethoate kills mites and insects by interfering with the nervous system. At toxic levels…

Source: Grain Central
Omethoate insecticide banned for food crops and pastures