Application to introduce a new nematicide, Nimitz
We are seeking your input on an application to import or manufacture Nimitz, a nematicide used on tuber and root vegetables.
Hearing or consideration
Submissions close 5.00 pm, 30 June 2022.
Adama New Zealand Limited has applied for approval to introduce the nematicide Nimitz, an emulsifiable concentrate containing the active ingredient fluensulfone at 480 g/L for use on carrots, kūmara, parsnips, and potatoes.
Fluensulfone is a new active ingredient to Aotearoa New Zealand and has been approved in various overseas jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, Japan, and the USA.
If approved, Nimitz would be restricted to professional users in commercial settings and applied using ground-based methods only.
We have reviewed the material submitted by the applicant, and carried out a human health and environmental risk assessment. The results are outlined in the draft science memorandum.
Make a submission
Anyone can make a submission. Before you begin, please read the application summary submission guide.
Carefully read the privacy information and notes on completing the form. You can answer some of or all the questions.
We encourage you to use the secure online submission form. When you submit the form you will be emailed a copy of your response and a reference number.
Alternatively, download the Word form, and email or post your response to us.
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