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Welcome to the NZ Novachem Agrichemical website.

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This website is a subscriber only site which provides instant access to a comprehensive, up-to-date database of agrichemicals that are available for use in New Zealand. It does not include home or garden formulations, veterinary chemicals, fertilisers or timber treatment products.

Products are cross referenced by trade names, active ingredients, chemical groups and genre. Our search facility lets you select individual crops, weeds or pests to find the relevant product. Where available each product has the relevant Safety Data Sheet (SDS), Haznote and Label in PDF format which can be downloaded, printed or emailed.

All this information is also available in printed form in the 888 page 2016/2017 manual for NZ$155.00 plus GST. Subscribers to this manual automatically receive a twelve month subscription to this website. For those who would prefer to subscribe to the website only they can do so for NZ$125.00 plus GST per annum.  The 2016/2017 manual has over 200 product listing changes since the last edition.

The website also includes the latest news and information from the agrichemical industry as well as a comprehensive advisory section.

News Feed


Thumbs up for novel cereal herbicide

A new-release herbicide with a long application window means problem weeds in cereal crops acn be dealt with in a timely way, even during severe winter cold, says Methven arable farmer, Ron Hydes. More


Synergy agchem range puts farmer first.

Making weed control simple was the founding principle behind the Synergy range of herbicide products. More


Syngenta introduces herbicide resistance test

Herbicide resistant weeds are becoming more common in New Zealand, and the number and area of resistant weeds is expected to increase in the future. More

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