WorkSafe on the Restricted entry intervals for specified pesticides

Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to WorkSafe on the consultation regarding the Restricted Entry Intervals (REIs) for specified pesticides (the consultation).  

Federated Farmers has a keen interest in restricted entry intervals, along with the use of pesticides. We represent various farmers and growers from various sectors, including arable growers and livestock farmers. 

New Zealand arable farmers are world leaders when it comes to crop production, with many growers producing barley, wheat, triticale, and ryegrass seed crops, as well as other arable crops.  The ability of arable growers to remain world leaders is dependent on gaining control over any pest infestations which may impact on the yield and quality of arable crops produced. 
A copy of the full submission can be found to the right