Legislative changes for New Zealand growers

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EPA decisions on insecticides.

THE Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in New Zealand has released its decisions regarding diazinon, fenamiphos and methamidophos, which are all used in insecticides.  

The key points are:
• The approval for fenamiphos is unchanged and will expire on July 1st, 2023
• The approval for methamidophos has been extended by one year to July 1st, 2024.
• After this date, growers will not be allowed to use either of these. Any excess product they have left at these dates must be disposed of by July 1st, 2025.

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The full decision can be read here.

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