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Agrichemicals - The management of agrichemicals (NZS8409:2004)

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Provides practical and specific guidance on the safe, responsible and effective management of agrichemicals, including plant protection products (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides), veterinary medicines, fumigants used in rural situations and agricultural use of detergents and sanitizers. The main changes are due to the application of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Regulations.

New information on emergency preparedness and sale of agrichemicals has been added and the section on product data moved to an Appendix.


NZS 8409:2004 - Management of agrichemicals (available from the Standards New Zealand website)

Information sheet available from ERMA website

Last updated 28 June 2013


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