A new fungicide to protect cereal crops

Your views are now being sought on an application to introduce a new fungicide to combat fungal diseases in cereal crops.

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

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.

Public submissions form part of our assessment process for new hazardous substance applications that are publicly notified under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act.

Information provided is analysed and 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.

Submissions close at 5 pm on 17 October 2018.

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