Submissions sought on fungicide for onion mildew

The Environmental Protection Authority is calling for submissions on an application for release of DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide. This fungicide contains the active ingredient oxathiapiprolin and is intended to be used for the control of downy mildew in onions. This active ingredient has not previously been approved under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act and is not a component in any approved formulation.

DuPont Zorvec Enicade Fungicide is an oil dispersion formulation to be applied to onion foliage by boom spray methods. It is intended to be applied up to two times per crop cycle, with a minimum of 10 days between applications. The intended maximum application rate is equivalent to 35 g of oxathiapiprolin per hectare.

Application details and decision documents can be viewed here.

The public are invited to make submissions on the application to the EPA. The submissions period for this application opened on 23 July and closes at 5pm on 3 September.

Submissions are an opportunity to provide further information and raise issues about an application. They will inform a decision-making committee that will decide whether to approve or decline the application.

A public hearing may be held before a decision is made. The EPA will provide at least 10 working days’ notice of the hearing date, time and place. We’ll provide this information to all submitters and the applicant.

Find more information on submissions and the hearing process here.

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