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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

The 2016 annual Australian Grain Storage and Protection Conference was held in June 2016. Thank you to all those who attended the 2016 conference and those who completed the feedback survey.  This will assist us in planning future events. The 2017 conference dates will announced in coming months.  If anyone has any further suggestions regarding the conference itself, agenda topics etc please contact GTA at 02 9235 2155 or operations@graintrade.org.au

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 Clamp GrainCorp Operations Limited
Pat Collins Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Qld
Adrian Reginato Cargill Australia Limited

Agreed Outcomes NWPGP 2016

This document lists outcomes agreed by the NWPGP at the 2016 Annual Conference held on 13-24 June 2016. The agreed outcomes, major discussion points and findings are listed numerically in no order of priority. There were around 120 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 2016/17

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 2016/17 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

Phosphine Strategy

The goal of the Phosphine Strategy is to ensure the long-term sustainability to phosphine through the strategic adoption and implementation of commercially viable, practical, scientifically-based management strategies. This process incorporates reducing selection, destroying resistant insects and monitoring and testing.