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Use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals

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The use of chemicals is regulated to minimise risks to health, the environment and trade.

Agricultural and veterinary chemical products must be used responsibly and safely.

In general, you must:

  • use registered agricultural and veterinary chemical products
  • follow instructions on the product label.

Appropriately choosing and using chemicals protects against:

  • loss of markets due to chemical residues in produce
  • health and safety impacts
  • resistance in target pests
  • environmental impacts.

This guide includes information to help you use agricultural and veterinary chemicals safely.