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Have your say on a new fungicide

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The Environmental Protection Authority is inviting people to make submissions on an application to import a new fungicide for plants.

BASF New Zealand has applied to import Adexar, a fungicide with the active ingredients fluxapyroxad and epoxiconazole.

Adexar is used as a spray on wheat and barley crops to prevent or control fungal diseases.

The application identifies that Adexar can pose a risk to human health and to aquatic organisms, but says these risks can be managed if it is handled properly.

It says Adexar will provide improved crop quality and yields for cereal growers, and flow-on financial benefits.

You can read more details about the application on the EPA website.

The application is open for submissions until 5:00pm 30 October 2013.

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