Maximum Residue Limits mrls

Pesticide Residues

Recently, the EU have published 4 changes to regulations regarding pesticide residues. These changes will become active in July and August of 2019 and in January of 2020:

1. Regulation EU 2019/973 is an amendment to Annex II and III to Regulation EU 396/2005, and describes a change in the maximum pesticide residues levels of bispyribac, denatoniumbenzoaat, fenoxycarb, flurochloridone, quizalofop-P-ethyl, quizalofop-P-tefuryl, propaquizafop and tebufenozide in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on January 4th, 2019.
 
2. Regulation EU 2019/977 is an amendment to Annexes II and IV of Regulation EU 396/2005, describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of baclonifen, Beauveria bassiana stam PPRI 5339, Clonostachys rosea stam J1446, fenpyrazamine, mefentrifluconazool and penconazole in or on certain products. This regulation is already active on July 7th, 2019 with the exception of the changes for penconazole which will be valid from August 13th , 2019.
 
3. Regulation EU 2019/1015 is an amendment to Annexes II and III of Regulation EU 396/2005 and describes a change in the maximum pesticide residue levels of baminopyralid, captan, cyazofamid, flutianil, kresoxim-methyllambda-cyhalothrin, mandipropamid, pyraclostrobin, spiromesifen, spirotetramat, teflubenzuron and tetraconazole in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on July 11th, 2019.
 
4. Regulation EU 2019/1176 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 2,5 dichloorbenzoezuurmethylester, mandipropamid and profoxydim in or on certain products. This regulation becomes active on January 31th, 2020.

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MRL Reduction to 0,01 mg/kg for Fenbutatin Oxide in Citrus Fruit 

The MRL-changes that are described in regulation (EU) 2019/90, are valid since 13 August. The reduction of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in citrus fruits has a high impact. The previous MRL was 5.0 mg/kg and has been decreased to 0,01 mg/kg. Because of this reduction the chance of exceedances of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in these products is significant. Growers and traders of citrus fruits should be extra aware of this chance if their fruit has the EU as destination. Fenbutatin-oxide is an insecticide and is analysed by Cropnuts in Partnership with Groen Agro Control in the pesticide residue screening GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS.
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Till next time,
Kindest regards,
 
Ruth

About 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