Xivana is approved for use
Decision Date: 12 April 2022
An EPA decision-making committee has approved the application to import or manufacture the fungicide Xivana.
Hearing or consideration
Xivana is used to combat late blight in tomatoes and potato crops, and downy mildew in onions. It contains the active ingredient fluoxapiprolin, which is new to Aotearoa New Zealand.
There are rules for using Xivana
- There is a maximum application rate of three times a year per crop, using a restricted amount.
- It is restricted to commercial use only and can only be applied by professional users.
Bayer New Zealand Limited applied for approval to import or manufacture Xivana. The active ingredient, fluoxapiprolin, has not previously been approved in New Zealand.
At the time, an application for the approval of fluoxapiprolin was under evaluation in Europe and in Australia.
The application was opened for public consultation, and we received five submissions. Two submissions supported the application and three opposed the application.
Quantitative environmental and human health risk assessments were undertaken. The science memorandum has details of the risk assessments.
Read the science memorandum (PDF, 33MB) Beware, large file size.