Sep. 8, 2022
New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking public submissions on an application from Bayer New Zealand Ltd to import or manufacture Conviso One, a new herbicide. Conviso One is an oil dispersion formulation containing the active ingredients foramsulfuron at 50g per litre and thiencarbazone-methyl at 30g per litre.
Thiencarbazone-methyl is a new active ingredient to New Zealand, but is approved in Canada, Europe and the United States. A substance containing foramsulfuron is already approved for use in New Zealand as well as Australia, Canada, Europe, Japan and the US.
If approved, Conviso One would be restricted to professional users in commercial settings and applied using ground-based methods only.
The public consultation enables people to provide further information, such as beneficial or adverse effects, in addition to those put forward by the applicant.
Submissions close at 5pm on September 30.