Application to release a new soil fungus

Decision Date: 20 June 2019

Symborg Business Development S.L. applied to us to import and release a new soil fungus to New Zealand.

The application is to import and release the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum

We called for public submissions on the application, and held a public hearing before a decision-making committee in Wellington on 10 May 2019.


The application was declined and the decision was notified on 20 June 2019.

You can read the presentations made to the Decision-making Committee by the applicant, submitters and us, and all documents relating to the application in our database. 

Read the application documents