New Zealand sets hearings for ISK import applications
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority is to hold public hearings on applications from Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha to import the insecticide, Mainman (flonicamid), and the fungicide, Ranman (cyazofamid). The meetings are scheduled for February 23rd and February 24th, respectively. Mainman is intended for foliar applications to potatoes and horticultural crops for the control of sucking pests. Ranman is for the control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) on potatoes and downy mildew (Peronospora destructor) on onions. Neither active ingredient is approved for use in New Zealand.