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National Working Party on Grain Protection (NWPGP)

National Working Party on Grain Protection (NWPGP)

The National Working Party on Grain Protection (NWPGP) is the body responsible for providing management and leadership to industry in the areas of post-harvest grain storage and hygiene, chemical use, outturn tolerances, international and domestic market requirements and chemical regulations.

 

 

Australian Grain Storage & Protection Conference

2018 Australian Grain Storage and Protection Conference......Watch this space!!!. 

2017 Conference Outcomes. For the 2017 Conference Program and delegate list - click here 

 

 

Strategic Working Group (SWG)

The SWG is a subset of the NWPGP formed to assist NWPGP to operate successfully and achieve its desired outcomes. As a group appointed by the NWPGP and the GTA Board of directors, SWG role is to advise on issues outlined in the Terms of Reference or any other subsequent issues that may have a potential impact on GTA Members and NWPGP functions. 

Current SWG - For enquiries, contact the Chair via email 

Name Company
Gerard McMullen (Chair)McMullen Consulting Pty Ltd
Phillip ClampGrainCorp Operations Limited
Pat CollinsDepartment of Agriculture and Fisheries, Qld
Adrian ReginatoCargill Australia Limited

Agreed Outcomes NWPGP 2017

This document lists outcomes agreed by the NWPGP at the 2017 Annual Conference held on 07 & 08 June 2017. The agreed outcomes, major discussion points and findings are listed numerically in no order of priority. There were around 140 attendees, representing all sectors of the grain supply chain. To provide comments on this or any NWPGP related matters please email GTA at admin@graintrade.org.au.
Agreed outcomes of previous conferences can be viewed here.

 

Chemical Usage and Outturn Tolerances Document 2017/18

The document outlines permitted chemicals for use post-harvest and applicable Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for grain outturned to the Australian domestic or export markets. The MRLs apply for grain outturned during the 2017/18 season. Industry is encouraged to familiarise themselves with this document to ensure Australian grain continues to comply with market requirements for chemical residues.

 

Approved Chemicals for Malting Barley

The use of agrichemicals on malting barley in Australia needs to take into account the end user requirements of the malting and brewing industries. The Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee (MBIBTC) with the NWPGP provides recommendations on the suitability of chemicals for use on malting barley. The processes that are followed to determine chemical suitability are outlined here

 

 Strategy to Manage Resistance to Grain Protection Chemicals

The previous Phosphine Resistance Management Strategy has been updated to include all grain protectant chemicals and is now available for industry use. The goal of the strategy is to ensure the long-term sustainability of phosphine and other grain protection chemicals through the strategic adoption and implementation of commercially viable, practical, scientifically-based management strategies to control insects. The new strategy outlines a range of measures to combat insects through various chemical and non-chemical means. Industry is encouraged to implement the revised Strategy for the longer term sustainability of our industry.