Application to introduce the fungicide Kenja
We sought your views on an application to introduce Kenja, a product containing 400 g/L of the active ingredient isofetamid in the form of a suspension concentrate, to control botrytis and powdery mildew in grapes.
ISK New Zealand Limited has applied for approval to import the product Kenja. The active ingredient is isofetamid in the form of a suspension concentrate, an active ingredient new to New Zealand.
The public submission period for this application closed on 17 August 2021.
The application is now being considered by a decision-making committee (DMC). The DMC will decide whether the substance can be imported or manufactured for use in New Zealand, and what controls (rules) may be necessary to manage any environmental or human health concerns.
Further updates on the next steps in this application process will be posted on this page in due course.
ISK New Zealand Limited has applied for approval to import or manufacture the product Kenja. Kenja contains 400 g/L of the active ingredient isofetamid in the form of a suspension concentrate.
Isofetamid is a new active ingredient to New Zealand. It is already approved in Australia, Europe, USA, Canada and Japan.
Kenja is a fungicide that controls botrytis and powdery mildew in grapes. It is applied using ground-based application methods.
We have carried out a quantitative environmental and human health risk assessment. This is outlined in the draft science memo.