Pesticide Residue

Recently, the EU have published 5 changes to regulations regarding pesticide residues. These changes will become active in April and August of 2019 and include reductions and elevations of the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for different products:

1. Regulation EU 2019/88 is an amendment to Annex II to Regulation EU 396/2005, and describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of acetamipirid in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on August 13, 2019.

2. Regulation EU 2019/89 is an amendment to Annexes II, III and V of Regulation EU 396/2005, describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazole and penconazole in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on August 13, 2019.

3. Regulation EU 2019/90 is an amendment to Annexes II, III and V of Regulation EU 396/2005 and describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of bromuconazole, carboxin, fenbutatin oxide, fenpyrazamine and pyridaben in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on August 13, 2019.

4. Regulation EU 2019/91 is an amendment to Annexes II, III and V of Regulation EU 396/2005, and describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of buprofezin, diflubenzuron, ethoxysulfuron, ioxynil, molinate, picoxystrobin and tepraloxydim in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on August 13, 2019.

5.   Regulation EU 2019/552 is an amendment to Annexes II and III of Regulation EU 396/2005, and describes a change in the maximum residue levels or azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyprodinil, diphenoconazole, fenpropimorph, fenpyroximate, fluopyram, fosetyl, isothiolone, isopyrazam, oxamyl, prothioconazole, spinetoram, trifloxystrobin, and triflumezopyrim in or on certain products. This regulation is already active since April 25, 2019.

To find out more on pesticide residues and check your MRL levels, please contact us on [email protected].

Till next time

Kindest regards,

Ruth

ruth vaughanRuth 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