Application to introduce the herbicide Soleto

Decision Date: 02 December 2020

We have approved an application to import the herbicide Soleto.

The applicant, Belchim Crop Protection, applied for approval to import or manufacture for release of the product Soleto, containing 500 g/L of the active ingredient metobromuron in the form of a suspension concentrate.

Metobromuron is a new active ingredient to New Zealand. At the time of the application, this active ingredient was already approved in Europe.

Soleto is intended to be used as a pre-emergence herbicide for the control of broadleaf weeds in potatoes, using ground-based application methods.

We carried out a quantitative environmental and human health risk assessment, the details of which are available in the Science Memorandum.

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