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Wasp leads fight against tomato and potato pest

The EPA has approved a type of wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid.

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The EPA has approved a type of wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid.

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Read about the safety of the herbicide glyphosate, glyphosate regulation in New Zealand and international best practice.

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Read about the safety of the herbicide glyphosate, glyphosate regulation in New Zealand and international best practice.

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Horsetail weevil approved

The EPA has approved the horsetail weevil as a biological control agent to help curb the weed field horsetail.

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The EPA has approved the horsetail weevil as a biological control agent to help curb the weed field horsetail.

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In this issue: Enforcement Officer qualifications; PCB deadline; fenitrothion and phorate bans; OPC controls coming up; containment approvals; staying safe with glyphosate.

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In this issue: Enforcement Officer qualifications; PCB deadline; fenitrothion and phorate bans; OPC controls coming up; containment approvals; staying safe with glyphosate.

Moth and beetle join forces

The EPA has approved a moth and beetle to help stamp out tutsan, a highly visible and widespread weed in the central North Island.

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The EPA has approved a moth and beetle to help stamp out tutsan, a highly visible and widespread weed in the central North Island.

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New SoS process

A new statutory status of substance process will begin on July 1.

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A new statutory status of substance process will begin on July 1.

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Notice of hearing for insecticide application method change

22/06/2016

​A hearing is scheduled on an application to allow the insecticide Exirel to be applied aerially.

Wasp leads fight against tomato and potato pest

21/06/2016

The EPA has approved a type of wasp as a biological control agent to combat the tomato potato psyllid (a plant louse).

Submissions open on change to Exirel insecticide application method

08/04/2016

​The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to extend the use of the insecticide Exirel to allow aerial application.

Submissions open on agent to combat tomato, potato, capsicum and tamarillo pest

11/02/2016

​​The EPA has opened submissions on an application to release a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid (plant louse) that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand.

Denatured ethanol

24/06/2016

Details the group standard for denatured ethanol. Includes site and storage conditions and labelling requirements.

Notice of hearing for insecticide application method change

22/06/2016

​A hearing is scheduled on an application to allow the insecticide Exirel to be applied aerially.