Griffith Hack – New natural insecticide on the market after overcoming patent challenges

Developing a new natural insecticide from a plant that’s been used by humans  in various ways for thousands of years presented a number of patent challenges for small Australian agricultural company Innovate Ag.

But with help from Griffith Hack, Innovate Ag, a research and development company based in Wee Waa, NSW, has secured the intellectual property from its research into the insecticidal and  repellent qualities of the butterfly pea and achieved an Australian first.

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Public consultation period for Sero-X Insecticide in Cotton begins

New active clitoria ternatea extract in the product Sero-X Insecticide

Consultation period:

29 November 2016 to 27 December 2016

The APVMA is considering an application for the registration of the product Sero-X Insecticide containing the active constituent new active clitoria ternatea extract. The product is to be registered to control a range of insects cotton.

We invite comment from 29 November 2016 to 29 December 2016 on whether registration of the product should be granted.

The APVMA is able to consider comments relating to the legislative grounds for registration, including:

  • occupational health and safety
  • public health
  • chemistry and manufacture
  • residues in food
  • environmental safety
  • trade
  • efficacy and target crop safety.

Download the public release statement on the evaluation of the active clitoria ternatea extract in the product Sero-X INSECTICIDE.

For more information, see the APVMA Gazette notice (page 41) from 29 November 2016.

Please send your written submission by email, post or fax to:

Case Management and Administration Unit
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
Kingston ACT 2604

Phone: +61 2 6210 4701
Fax:     +61 2 6210 4721 sends e-mail)

Content last updated:

29 November 2016

Content last reviewed:

29 November 2016




The University of QLD – Institute for Molecular Bioscience + Innovate Ag

Innovating for agriculture
IMB researchers are creating change for the agricultural industry with a new alternative to traditional pesticides.

Professor David Craik partnered with family-run Australian company Innovate Ag on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project to further develop and characterise the active constituents in a unique natural pesticide derived from the Butterfly Pea plant.

IAG Research and Development Cyclotides- David Craik from nick watts on Vimeo.

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Innovate Ag finds the quick way to grow organic produce

A bit (read BIG) delay in posting this, but with a small organisation likes Innovate Ag being under the pump in a very exciting way this last year we’ve left our updates slide – never fear we are back on the digital media ball

A great article from a great journalist Jarred lynch

It has been almost 10 years in the making, but an Australian company finally hopes to turbocharge the country’s organic food sector. continue here

New Active Constituent – Public Consultation period begins

The Office of Chemical Safety has considered the toxicological aspects of Clitoria ternatea Extract TGAC, and advised that there are no toxicological objections to the approval of this active constituent.

Our Active constituent