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Have your say on biocontrol agent to combat pest

The EPA is seeking submissions on an application to release a parasitic wasp as an agent to combat a psyllid that attacks tomato, potato, capsicum and tamarillo plants.

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Have your say on biocontrol agent to combat pest.

Summer safety starts with a sizzle

The EPA has joined Housing NZ and other agencies at community BBQs as part of a series of summer safety events.

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Summer safety starts with a sizzle.

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The EPA seeks submissions on an application to introduce the horsetail weevil as a biological control for the field horsetail weed.

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The EPA seeks submissions on an application to introduce the horsetail weevil as a biological control for the field horsetail weed.

OPCs decision

The EPA has revoked approval for approval for 18 veterinary medicine and insecticide products because of the risk to people and the environment.

OPCs decision
Final decision announced.

Avoid toxic traps

The best way to welcome your guests this festive season is with a safe home, says the EPA.

Avoid toxic traps
Avoid toxic traps.

Submissions sought on wheat fungicide

​​The EPA is calling for submissions on an application to import Elatus Plus to control fungal diseases in wheat crops.

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Annual 1080 reporting form

We have developed a form to help people meet their 1080 annual reporting requirements.

Annual 1080 reporting form
Annual 1080 reporting form.

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Submissions sought 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 pest.

EPA approves fungicide to combat apple and grape disease

11/02/2016

The EPA has approved an application to import the fungicide Esteem, for use to control disease in apples and grapes.

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.

Submissions sought on fungicide for wheat crops

05/02/2016

The submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide, which is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases affecting wheat crops.

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.

Submissions sought 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 pest.