A new fungicide to protect cereal crops

Bayer New Zealand Limited applied to us to import for release a new fungicide, Vimoy Iblon, to New Zealand.

New hearing date set

Hearing rescheduled: due to fog disruption at Wellington Airport on Monday 22 July, this hearing has been postponed and rescheduled for Wednesday 24 July 2019. It will be held at the Terrace Conference Centre, 114 The Terrace, Wellington, starting at 9:30am.

Further information on the venue and prospecting schedule for the day can be found in the Notice of Hearing.

Submission period

We sought your views on this application, and the public submission period closed on 17 October 2018. A time waiver has been applied to the application because further information has been requested from the applicant. 

The application

The active ingredient in Vimoy Iblon, isoflucypram, has not yet been approved in any country. This active ingredient is a Succinate DeHydrogenase Inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide. Bayer intends to market its use to control scald, net blotch, Ramularia leaf spot in barley, leaf rust in barley and wheat, stripe rust in wheat and triticale, speckled leaf blotch in wheat and stem rust in ryegrass crops.

It is also said to be able to treat four arable diseases in New Zealand: Septoria tritici and leaf rust which infect wheat; Ramularia leaf spot that infects barley, and stem rust which infects ryegrass seed crops.

Information provided by all parties to this process will be considered by a decision-making committee, who ultimately decide whether the substance can be imported or manufactured for use in New Zealand, and the controls (rules) that may be necessary to manage any environmental or human health concerns.

Read the application documents