Vayego: a new insecticide to protect crops
Decision Date: 26 May 2020
We have made a decision on an application to import a new insecticide, Vayego, into New Zealand.
Bayer New Zealand Limited applied to us to import for release Vayego.
At the time of the application, the active ingredient in Vayego, tetraniliprole, had not yet been approved in any country, but it is now approved in Australia, South Korea and Canada. Vayego is intended to be used for the control of codling moth, leaf rollers and other pests in pome fruit (such as apples and pears), stone fruit and grapes.
Our assessment concluded that Vayego could be used safely and requires users to follow controls such as maximum application rates and buffer zones to protect water bodies.
The applicant stated that Vayego is effective against moths while not being harmful to other insects used in integrated pest management. The application was for a suspension concentrate and the application method is ground-based broadcast spraying.