New Zealand OKs ISK's Ranman
The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority has approved Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha's application to import the fungicide, Ranman (cyazofamid). The move follows a public hearing in February on the company's application. The product is for the control of late blight (Phytophthora infestans) on potatoes and downy mildew (Peronospora destructor) on onions. It is for use at a maximum rate of 80 g ai/ha up to six times a year. The approval is the first for cyazofamid in New Zealand. The approval conditions include controls to reduce risks to the aquatic environment, including a prohibition of the use of Ranman onto water, the application of buffer zones, a limited application method and extra labelling requirements.