Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels MRL

By Ruth Vaughan

June 2018

A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published. These regulations will become active in June 2018 and December 2018. These changes include both reductions and increases of the Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs).

Regulation EC 2018/687 is an amendment to annexes II and III of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for acibenzolar-S-methyl,benzovindiflupyr, bifenthrin, bixafen, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin,flonicamid, fluazifop-P, isofetamid, metrafenon, pendimethalin and tefluthrin in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 5th of June 2018.

Regulation EC 2018/685 is an amendment to annexes II, III and IV of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for Abamectine, fluopyram, fluxapyroxad, maleinehydrazide and tefluthrin in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 5th of June 2018.

Regulation EC 2018/686 is an amendment of annexes II and III of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in the maximum residue levels for chloorpyrifos, chloorpyrifos-methyl and triclopyr in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 5th of December 2018.

For the latest MRLs, check the EU pesticide database.

Pest Interceptions (EUROPHYT)

False Coddling Moth has been added to the EPPO A 2 List
With all this rain – caterpillars and moths have been active and we should be especially aware of them!

May 2018

False Coddling Moth in roses and gypsophila
Spodoptera in Herbs

April 2018

False Coddling Moth in roses, gypsophila, Dianthus, and capsicum
Lepidoptera in rosemary, beans, peas, avocados and herbs
Spodoptera in herbs

March 2018

False Coddling Moth in roses and gypsophila

 

Till next time,

Kind Regards,

Ruth

About Ruth

 

Ruth Vaughan is the Technical Director at Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd. (CROPNUTS). Ruth is also a contributing author to Kenya’s leading horticulture magazines such as the HortFresh JournalHortiNews and Floriculture. Ruth is a great believer in soil health, organic matter, biochar and carbon sequestration as a way to alleviate climate change and increase food security. Loves visiting farmers and seeing all the different farming methods