ISK seeks to import Ranman to New Zealand
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha has applied to the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to import the fungicide, Ranman (cyazofamid), for the control of various fungal diseases on horticultural crops. It would be for the control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) on potatoes, downy mildew on grapevines, brassicas, onions and cucurbits, blights on tomatoes and peppers, and certain soil-borne diseases on carrots and other vegetables. The fungicide would be produced in Japan or France as a water-based suspension concentrate and imported as a formulated and packaged product. It would be a new product in New Zealand but it has been approved in the US and Europe, the application notes. The application is open to public comment until November 18th.