The general farming community will now be able to access pheromone traps for the control of Fall Armyworm following a recent decision by the APVMA to amend PER89169.

Growcom has been working closely with integrated pest management (IPM) company, Bugs For Bugs and AUSVEG to encourage the APVMA to allow the general farming community access pheromone traps for the purpose of surveillance and monitoring.

Previously only State Government staff were permitted to use pheromone traps. The change allows all growers the opportunity to monitor for this destructive pest and gain valuable insight for timing effective application of management options.

You can view the amended permit online here. The permit has been extended until 28 February 2023.

Bugs For Bugs supply bucket traps with the Pherocon lure and dichlorvos. To enquire about traps, visit their website or contact David Loxley on 0459 974 960 or email