Application to release a new soil fungus

Symborg Business Development S.L. has 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

Public submissions and hearing

The public submission period for this application closed on 22 January 2019.

After evaluating and reviewing the written submissions we considered that a hearing was necessary to decide the application.

A hearing was held in Wellington on 10 May 2019 where submitters made presentations to the Decision-making Committee.


The Decision-making Committee will now consider and finalise its decision which we expect to be released by 24 June 2019.

Read the application documents