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maximum residue level mrls 2019

Recent Changes In EU Maximum Residue Levels [April 2019 Update]

A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published affecting Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) . The first regulation has already been active since the first of January 2019. The other changes will become active in July…
aphid control

Effective Aphid Control Depends On The Aphid Species

Aphid control measures differ, depending on whether you're dealing with Mealy Cabbage Aphid or the Green Peach Aphid Too often, I receive calls from growers confused by poor aphid control, highlighting why it is vital to correctly identify…
Integrated Pest Management IPM

How To Reduce Pesticide Use Through Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has since become a buzzword in the Kenya floriculture industry as effective pest management strategy. IPM is the ideal concept to subscribe to and everyone aches to be seen either as an adopter or advocate of…
Pesticide Residue Analysis Laboratory

Pesticide Residue Analysis & Heavy Metals Analysis Update [Nov 2018]

Here's latest update we have on our pesticide residue analysis & heavy metals analysis. We are a pesticide residue analysis laboratory through our partner lab Groen Agro in the Netherlands Our partners in the Netherlands are continuously…
Pesticide Maximum Residue Level

Changes in EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [October 2018 Update]

The European Union is constantly revising its Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) to determine the maximum allowable crop pesticide residue in food. Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have…
Organic farming in Kenya

OPINION: Organic Farming Solution To Africa's Food Security Situation?

Organic farming has its own strengths and limitations. If pesticides were to be banned from Agriculture, would organic farming sufficiently feed the world? Prof. Bitange Ndemo writes.. I recently read an article by Annie Gowen in the Washington…
16% VAT on pesticides

OPINION: To Impose 16% VAT On Pesticides Is Baffling, Self-defeating

The proposal to apply 16% VAT on Pesticides is baffling. It may yet come to haunt the nation through its deleterious effect on agricultural productivity. The Tax Laws (Amendment) Act 2018 ought to be properly interrogated to avoid killing agriculture,…
Food we eat

OPINION: The Food We Eat Should Inspire Joy, Not Fear

By Jonathan Bardzik Food brings joy. Although lately it feels like food also brings a lot of fear and confusion. What should and shouldn’t we eat? There are seemingly endless new rules and opinions about what will make you healthy and what…
maize Fall armyworm insecticide

Fall Armyworm Insecticides: What Works And What Doesn't

What follows is the release of the results of an fall army worm insecticide experiment investigating the effectiveness of various pesticides. Earlier in the year in #ThinkAgronomy I presented the results from a study of Maize Fall Armyworm…
neonicotinoids ban

EU Neonicotinoid Ban A Major Win For Bees & The Environment

The European Commission recently imposed a neonicotinoid ban on three of the most widely applied insecticides due to the risk they pose to bees and other pollinators. The April ban on thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin which is expected…