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Pesticide Residue

Changes in EU Legislation On Pesticide Residues [July 2019 Update]

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.…
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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…
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Neonicotinoid Pesticides, Bees and the Potential for Change

The impending neonicotinoid ban in the EU, and its potential impact on farmers and bees, leads us to the question: How does pesticide use affect pollinators here in Kenya? Pesticide use Subsistence maize farmers, the majority, use very little…
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Nematodes: Our Silent Nemesis?

Nemesis - the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall.  Synonymous with downfall, ruin, ruination, undoing, destruction Nematodes are microscopic, non-segmented, round worms that come under the Phylum Nematoda.  They are…
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Changes In EU Pesticide Maximum Residue Levels [June 2018 Update]

Pesticide regulation via maximum residue level (MRL) testing allows the European Union to set maximum allowable crop pesticide residues in food Pesticide Regulation and MRL Testing A number of changes to regulation EC 396/2005 have been published.…
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What Effect Are Fall Armyworm Pesticides Having on Other Species?

What effect are fall army worm pesticides having on non-target organisms like bees, earthworms & butterflies? Let's investigate.. Thankfully, it is a question that I am frequently asked when using and recommending pesticides which shows…
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Common Rose Plant Diseases & How To Prevent Them

By Ruth Vaughan Common rose plant diseases limit production and quality. The most common diseases are fungal diseases. For the disease-causing fungi to start growing you need a combination of factors to come together at one point in time: 1)…