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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 864 page 2021/2022 manual for NZ$185 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$160.00 plus GST per annum. 

The website also includes the latest news and information from the agrichemical industry.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Sharing User IDs is a violation of the terms of service and can result in immediate deactivation. See the Novachem Website & Online Subscription terms.


News Feed


23/11/2021

Resistance survey ‘wake up call’; growing concern

Herbicide resistance is emerging as a serious and growing threat to New Zealand’s food production, with recent surveys by scientists finding half or more of arable farms and vineyards in some regions have weeds resistant to commonly used herbicides. More



23/11/2021

Another plus for Elatus Plus

It’s taken four years of research trials and data collection, but now Elatus Plus, the solo SDHI fungicide developed by Syngenta, and introduced to New Zealand in 2017, has a new label claim for use on ryegrass seed crops. More



23/11/2021

Job done, time to retire – Success bows out.

After more than 20 years in the New Zealand market, the curtain has gone down on the first naturally derived spinosyn insecticide to be registered here. More






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