Biosecurity & Chemical Access

Pest management and biosecurity are of critical concern in the horticulture industry. Growcom plays a key role in contributing to biosecurity policy and import risk assessments and we deliver practical services around pest management planning and chemical access.

Growcom has expertise in preparing the case for and holding minor use / off-label permits for pest management products. We have a detailed understanding of the regulatory frameworks for agricultural chemical access and use, excellent networks across the government and private sectors and a strong track record in preparing submissions regarding biosecurity and chemical management. We actively support growers to apply integrated pest management approaches and to manage and use pesticides responsibly.

Infopest is the premier online ag-vet chemical database in Australia and features all chemicals registered and approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The database is a one-stop shop for accurate, up-to-date information for the effective control of weeds, pests and diseases in a wide range of crops and livestock. A vital industry tool Growcom continues to maintain Infopest for the benefit of industry.

Growcom members can access the database for free as part of their membership benefits. All other users can access Infopest for a yearly subscription fee. For more information visit the Infopest website:

This easily searched, comprehensive database of all approved agricultural and veterinary chemicals and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) was originally developed and distributed by the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (formerly DEEDI) since 1998. Infopest is now owned and managed by Growcom.