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Alert: Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide recalled

Please be advised that Crop Care has issued an immediate recall of all batches of Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide (active constituent: 480g/L propachlor), which is used for the control of annual grasses and some broadleaf weeds in select vegetable crops.

Crop Care has issued a communication advising growers who use Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide to immediately cease use of the product and to return all Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide stock for full credit.

For further information and to organise product returns, Crop Care is advising growers to contact their local Ramrod® Flowable Herbicide supplier/reseller.

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New, ongoing and recently completed projects

New and ongoing R&D projects

Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the onion industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.

Detection and management of bacterial diseases in Australian allium crops

Project Code: VN13005

Status: Ongoing project

Read more at Hortlink Spring

Due for completion next year, this three-year project has been investigating bacterial diseases of onion crops in order to build the industry’s capacity to manage them, and to enhance the industry’s preparedness for potential incursions of exotic diseases.

Classification of the onion rust complex and development of rapid diagnostic assays
Development of an onion white rot forecast model for Tasmania
Australian onion industry communications
Other R&D projects of note

Current marketing activity

Information on current marketing activity can be found on the onion page at Hortlink Spring.

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Final Report order form

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the onion industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Bradley Mills
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3523
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Craig Perring
Marketing Manager

T 02 8295 2342
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Industry representative body: Onions Australia

PO Box 9420
Mount Gambier West, SA 5291
T 0458 111 126
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Strategic Investment Planning process for the onion industry is in progress

Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.

See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the onion SIP.

Completed consultation events

Industry Location Timing
Onion Melbourne, VIC April 20, 2016
Onion Melbourne, VIC September 29, 2016