Welcome to Infopest online. Here are some helpful tools to assist you to make the most of this valuable resource. Click on the links below to access user tutorials and Frequently Asked Questions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please feel free to Contact Us.
Although Infopest is an extremely useful tool, its results must be interpreted with care. There are limitations on the use of many agricultural and veterinary (AGVET) chemical products. Always read the label. It is a legal document and must always be adhered to.
While all care has been taken to ensure that the Infopest database is complete and accurate, Growcom gives no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy or the entirety of the data. Infopest is a guide only. All AGVET chemical products must always be used carefully and strictly in accordance with the relevant label or permit. Care should be taken in the choice and the use of AGVET products to ensure that the environment and all non-target organisms are not adversely affected.
Sole responsibility and risk associated with the use of Infopest data is accepted by the user. While all care has been taken in compiling Infopest, Growcom takes no responsibility for any person acting on any advice or information contained on Infopest regarding any registered products.
ALWAYS USE A REGISTERED CHEMICAL PRODUCT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS LABEL DIRECTIONS. ALWAYS READ THE PRODUCT LABEL.
Tutorial 1. Getting the most from Infopest searches
Why can’t I see a result for my search?
The entries listed in the selection window may seem unrelated to the name you typed at the beginning of your search.
There are three possible reasons for this:
1. Infopest returns standard common names – for example if you were searching for the weed, Doublegee (common name for Emex australis), Infopest will return spiny emex, another more widely used common name.
2. Infopest returns related names – i.e. Lychees are also known as Litchis; papaws are also known as papaya.
3. Infopest returns similar sounding names – searching for the host, ‘cat’ will also return ‘cattle’. Names with many vowels always return more unrelated matches.
Can I manipulate the search results data?
Once you have completed your search, you can export the search results to Excel. Look for the Export to Excel menu tab along the bottom of the screen. Clicking on this tab will export the data into a spreadsheet, which allows it to then be manipulated within the bounds of Excel.
How do I find permits?
If you know the permit number click on “Search for a Product” from the main menu. Type the number of the permit into the search field and hit enter. This will return an exact match. If you want to see all permits, type the letters PERMIT into the product search field and hit enter.
If you don’t know the number, but know the situation for which a permit exists, select Search For a Product by Problem from the main menu. Enter in the host and pest in the relevant search fields and hit enter. Click on the appropriate record selector and then click Go to Product. A permit will then appear as a record selector. Click on it and then select Label. A PDF version of the document will appear as hosted on the APVMA’s permit database.
How do I view stopped products or expired permits?
Should you ever wish to see products that are stopped or permits that have expired, go to Preferences in the top menu. Click on Registration Status and a drop box of options will appear. Select from these options and save your preference choice at the bottom of screen. Return to the home menu and begin your search.
Remember that you will need to change your preferences back to All Registered afterwards, or the search results will only offer the other items which you selected to display. You can Restore to Default settings if you are uncertain.
I’m having difficulty viewing some labels.
The labels you see though Infopest are displayed in a PDF format. If the scale of the label varies or it appears to be missing some text and graphics, you may need to install the latest version of Adobe Reader to solve the problem. If you do this and the problem remains, please Contact Us.