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The NZ Novachem Agrichemical Manual is independent, comprehensive and easy to use. It is written for users, not scientists (but some scientists find it very useful!).


  • Full listings of all agrichemicals used commercially in New Zealand. It does not include home or garden formulations, veterinary chemicals or timber treatment products.
  • Cross references from pest problems to solutions
  • Spray compatibility information and tables
  • Cross references from trade names to active ingredients and vice-versa
  • Colour ID photos of major weeds, pests and diseases
Additional website advisory features include:
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Broadacre and orchard rig calibration
  • Organic growing
  • Storage, transport and disposal
  • Resistance prevention and control
  • Bird control
  • Use in built-up areas
  • Safety, first aid
  • Application advice and equipment directory
The printed 2016/2017 edition is 888 pages, is perfect bound in a convenient A4 size and costs NZ$155.00 plus GST, ($178.25 incl .GST).

There are over 200 product listing changes since the previous publication in 2015.

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