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Notice of hearing: herbicide with two new active ingredients

Media release

3 December 2015

Notice of hearing for herbicide with two new active ingredients

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release the herbicide GF-2687. This herbicide contains two active ingredients that are new to New Zealand, halauxifen methyl and florasulam. It is intended to be used for the control of broadleaf weeds in cereal crops, including wheat and barley.

The application from Dow AgroSciences (NZ) Ltd is for a wettable granule herbicide containing two ingredients that have not previously been approved under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act and which are not components in any approved formulations. The submission period was from 8 June 2015 to 20 July 2015.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 17 December 2015 at Willeston Conference Centre, Level 7, 22–28 Willeston St, Wellington. It will begin at9.30am.

View application details and information

The EPA’s role is to decide on applications under the HSNO Act to import and manufacture hazardous substances. We put controls in place to manage the risks of hazardous substances to safeguard people and the environment.

Find more information on submissions and the hearing process:http://www.epa.govt.nz/about-us/have-your-say

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