What is an agricultural chemical?
Agricultural chemicals include a range of products used on plants, from herbicides through to plant growth regulators. An agricultural chemical is an agricultural compound that you apply directly to or on plants (plants include fungi in this case).
Definition of agricultural compound
Is your product an agricultural chemical?
A class determination will tell you what your product is classed as.
Class determinations for ACVM: how to get one, or do it yourself
Law on ACVM
The ACVM Act 1997 provides the legal definition of agricultural compounds, which include agricultural chemicals.
If you want to import, manufacture, sell, or use an agricultural chemical in New Zealand, it must be authorised and meet requirements under the ACVM Act.
- Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 – NZ Legislation website
- Authorising agricultural chemicals under the ACVM Act 1997
Other legislation controlling their use includes the: