Maize lethal necrosis disease in Zea mays seeds

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Media contact: Plant Imports

Email: plantimports@mpi.govt.nz

The new rules relate to the imported Zea mays seeds (maize and sweetcorn).

The changes were made to target Maize lethal necrosis disease (MNLD). This is a disease that is increasing in distribution worldwide, and it causes severe yield losses (up to 100%) in susceptible varieties.

The new requirements came into effect on 1 December 2014.

Download the information sheet about Maize lethal necrosis disease [PDF, 609 KB]

Download IHS 152.02.05: Importation of seed for sowing [PDF, 2.2 MB]

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