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Views sought on application to introduce new insecticide


MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

Views sought on application to introduce new insecticide Vayego

The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to approve an insecticide called Vayego for use in New Zealand.

Any approval would be a world first for Vayego and its manufacturers, Bayer New Zealand, who are looking to market its use to control coddling moth, leafrollers and other pests in apples and pears, stonefruit and grapes. It could also be used to treat cabbage white butterfly larvae, leaf miner, diamond back moth larvae and other pests in vegetable and forage brassicas.

Public submissions form part of the EPA’s assessment process for new hazardous substance applications that are publicly notified under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.

Information provided is analysed and considered by a decision-making committee, who ultimately decide whether the substance can be imported or manufactured for use in New Zealand, and controls (rules) that may be necessary to manage any environmental or human health concerns.

Submissions close at 5pm on 2 August 2018.
The application documents are available here.

How to make a submission
You can make a submission by writing your comments in a letter or an email, or by using the online submission form.

How to make an effective submission
Online submission form
Submission Form (Word)


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