Grape Fungicide Submissions Open

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The Environmental Protection Authority is seeking views
on an application to import or manufacture Kenja, a
fungicide to control bunch rot and powdery mildew in
grapes.

Kenja contains the active ingredient
isofetamid, which is not currently approved in New Zealand
but is in use in Australia, Europe, the USA, Canada and
Japan.

The applicant, ISK New Zealand, wants to import
Kenja as a concentrate to be applied to grapes using
ground-based methods.

The application is available to
view on our website. Interested parties can also view our
science memorandum to inform their submission on this
application. The memo outlines the environmental and human
health risk assessment of Kenja, carried out by our
staff.

This publicly-notified application enables you
to provide us with information you believe we should be
aware of, such as beneficial or adverse effects, additional
to those described by the applicant.

You have until
5.00 pm on 17 August 2021 to have a say.

Visit
the public submissions page for more
information

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