Vayego: a new insecticide to protect crops

Your views are now being sought on an application to introduce Vayego, a new insecticide, into New Zealand.

Bayer New Zealand Limited has applied to us to import for release a new insecticide to New Zealand.

The active ingredient in Vayego, tetraniliprole, has not yet been approved in any country. It is intended to be used for the control of coddling moth, leafrollers and other pests in pome fruit (such as apples and pears), stonefruit and grapes; as well as cabbage white butterfly larvae, leaf miner, diamond back moth larvae and other pests in vegetable and forage brassicas.

The application is for a suspension concentrate and the application methods are ground-based broadcast and boom spraying, and aerial spraying.

The applicant says in the application that Vayego is effective against moths while not being harmful to other insects used in integrated pest management.

We are seeking public submissions on this application.

Application documents

The application documents are available here.

Make a submission

You can make a submission by writing your comments in a letter or an email, or by using the online submission form.

How to make an effective submission

Online submission form

Submission Form (Word)


Letters should be addressed to: Environmental Protection Authority, Private Bag 63002, Wellington 6140

You have until 5 pm on 2 August 2018 to have your say.