Growcom unveils new look agvet chemical database
Peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom has unveiled a new look Infopest – the premier agvet chemical database for Australia’s agricultural and veterinary industries.
Featuring all chemicals registered and approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA), Infopest is a one-stop shop of accurate, up-to-date information for the effective control of weeds, pests, and diseases in a wide range of crops and livestock.
Growcom CEO Stephen Barnard said the company had been working with leading horticultural farm management software company and Growcom corporate member, Apunga over the past year to redevelop the Infopest product.
“The team at Apunga has been fantastic to work with and have really brought the Infopest product to life,” Mr Barnard said.
“Growcom has owned and operated Infopest since 2012 and we are excited to bring this new and improved platform to a wide range of users in the agvet sector.”
Chief Operating Officer at Apunga, Richard Ward, said that they were proud to work with Growcom and explained that users of the new Infopest system will benefit greatly from the collaborative partnership.
“Making the system intuitive and easy to use was vital.” Mr Ward said.
“Our knowledge and experience working with horticulture growers across the country means that we understand what’s important to farmers when using software.
“Apunga will be drawing on the Infopest data to integrate into our system giving our users a seamless online experience when growing their crops and managing the weeds, pests and disease on the ground to maximise yield.”
The new look Infopest boasts improved functionality, a clean, modern look and a suite of new features. Users can now save their favorite search terms, look up previous search results, customise their display and filter items of interest. Users can also view labels, permits and safety data sheets where they are available. An app is also in the pipeline and will be released later in the year.
Growcom plays a key role in delivering practical services around pest management and chemical access. 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.
Infopest is owned and managed by Growcom the peak industry body for Queensland horticulture. For more information or to purchase a subscription visit the Infopest website.