Application to introduce new fungicide KUSABI

Your views are sought on an application to introduce the new fungicide KUSABI.

ISK New Zealand Limited has applied to us to import for release KUSABI to New Zealand.

The fungicide combats powdery mildew in grapes, apples, and vegetables of the pumpkin and cucumber family (cucurbits).

The active ingredient in KUSABI, pyriofenone, is already approved in Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan, USA and Korea.

KUSABI is in the form of a suspension concentrate and the application methods on grapes and apples are by airblast sprayer, and by ground-based broadcast and aerial spraying on vegetables.

The applicant says that KUSABI is not toxic to humans and will be an important tool for farmers to reduce the development of resistance.

We are seeking public submissions on this application.

The application documents

Read the application document, the summary and submission guidelines

Make a submission

You can make a submission using our online form.

Or you can download a submission form and email it, with any attachment to 

Submissions@epa.govt.nz

Submissions close on 18 June 2019 at 5pm.