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Notice of hearing for agent to combat pest

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 3:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises that a hearing is scheduled on an application to introduce a parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New ... More >>

EPA approves fungicide for treating onion mildew

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 2:32 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved with controls an application for the release of DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin, an ingredient not previously approved under the Hazardous ... More >>

Application to extend use of herbicide Callisto approved

Thursday, 14 April 2016, 2:26 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Syngenta Crop Protection to extend the use of the herbicide Callisto. This is a previously approved herbicide, which contains the active ingredient mesotrione. The application ... More >>

Submissions open on change to insecticide application method

Friday, 8 April 2016, 12:46 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from DuPont Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Exirel to allow aerial application. Exirel is an insecticide containing the active ingredient cyantraniliprole. It was ... More >>

Notice of hearing for agents to control the weed tutsan

Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 4:25 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled on an application to introduce a moth and a leaf-feeding beetle as biological control agents. If approved for release, the moth Lathronympha strigana and the leaf-feeding beetle ... More >>

Notice of hearing for fungicide application

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 3:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide, which contains the new active ingredient oxathiapiprolin. More >>

500 importers and manufacturers register with EPA

Tuesday, 23 February 2016, 10:57 am | Environmental Protection Authority

Over 500 importers and manufacturers of hazardous substances have already registered their details with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), says EPA Manager, Hazardous Substance Compliance Ray McMillan. More >>

Herbicide approved for use on cereal crop weeds

Monday, 22 February 2016, 3:24 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

An application from Dow AgroSciences (NZ) Ltd to import the herbicide GF-2687 has been approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). More >>

EPA and Fire Service combine forces

Friday, 19 February 2016, 10:36 am | Environmental Protection Authority

EPA and Fire Service combine forces for dealing with chemical emergencies Fires involving hazardous chemicals can be difficult to manage. But a new agreement with the Environmental Protection Authority means the New Zealand Fire Service will have ... More >>

Submissions sought on agent to combat crop pest

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 2:14 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has opened submissions on an application to release a type of parasitic wasp as a biological control agent to combat a psyllid (plant louse) that attacks tomatoes, potatoes, capsicums and tamarillos in New Zealand. More >>

EPA approves fungicide to combat apple and grape disease

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 11:06 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Kaken Pharmaceutical Co to import the fungicide Esteem, for use to control disease in apples and grapes. Esteem contains Polyoxin D zinc salt, an active ingredient that is new ... More >>

Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:19 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

A long weekend – and a promise of good weather, so probably time to get the mates or family round for a bit of a barbie? More >>

Submissions sought on fungicide for wheat crops

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:34 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application to import for release Elatus Plus fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient benzovindiflupyr and is intended to be used to control a number of fungal diseases ... More >>

EPA seeks submissions to control field horsetail weed

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 12:08 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) opens submissions on an application to introduce the horsetail weevil (Grypus equiseti) as a biological control agent for the weed field horsetail ( Equisetum arvense ) today (28 January 2016). More >>

Keep kids safe these holidays

Monday, 11 January 2016, 10:48 am | Environmental Protection Authority

About 90 children aged under five end up in hospital each year after swallowing or being exposed to chemicals at home,” says Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Hazardous Substances Compliance Manager, Ray McMillan. More >>

EPA approves release of moth plant rust fungus

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 10:52 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application to release the moth plant rust fungus Puccinia araujiae to help control the moth plant weed ( Araujia hortorum ). More >>

Submissions sought on change to insecticide application rate

Monday, 14 December 2015, 11:09 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is calling for submissions on an application from Sygenta Crop Protection Limited to extend the use of the insecticide Ampligo from a maximum of three applications per season to a maximum of four applications ... More >>

EPA taking legal action over outstanding debt

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 12:51 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is taking legal action to recover an outstanding $795,000 debt owed by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP). CRP owes the debt for the costs involved in processing its application for a marine consent in ... More >>

Notice of hearing: herbicide with two new active ingredients

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 10:57 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release the herbicide GF-2687. This herbicide contains two active ingredients that are new to New Zealand, halauxifen methyl and florasulam. ... More >>

Notice of hearing for Esteem application

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:27 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) advises a hearing is scheduled for an application to import for release the fungicide Esteem, which contains the new active ingredient Polyoxin D zinc salt. More >>

 

 

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