A new fungicide AMICUS

We sought your views on an application to introduce a new fungicide AMICUS into New Zealand to protect potatoes and brassicas. The date for this hearing has now been confirmed.

Nufarm Limited has applied to us to import for release AMICUS to combat club root in vegetable brassicas and powdery scab in potatoes.

Application update

22 July 2020: Hearing date confirmed

A hearing for this application (APP203794) will take place on Friday 31 July 2020 from 9.00 am - 3.20 pm. It will be held via remote access.

Further information on the prospective schedule for the day can be found in the Notice of Hearing.

Read the Notice of Hearing (pdf, 312 KB)

The application

The active ingredient in AMICUS, amisulbrom, is already approved in Australia, Europe and Japan.

AMICUS is in the form of water-dispersible granules. The application method on brassicas is by drenching the seedlings immediately prior to transplanting. AMICUS will be sprayed onto potatoes in the furrows at planting.

The applicant says that AMICUS is a low risk, cost-effective means of protecting brassica crops from damage caused by club root, and will increase the choice of farmers to control this disease.

The application documents

Read the application documents and submissions