Recent changes in EU maximum residue levels [April 2019 update]

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April 18,2019,Nairobi.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 and August of 2019. These changes include both reductions as increases of the MRLs.

Regulation EC 2019/38 is an amendment to annexes II and V of regulation EC 396/2005, and describes changes in maximum residue levels for iprodione, in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation will become active on the 31st of July 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/50 is an amendment to annexes II, III and IV of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for chlorantraniliprole, clomazonecyclaniliprolefenazaquinfenpicoxamidfluoxastrobinlambda-cyhalothrinmepiquatonion oilthiacloprid and valifenalate in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation is already active since the first of January 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/58 is an amendment to annexes II, III and V of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for Linuron in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 4th of August 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/88 is an amendment to annex II of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for acetamipirid in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 13th of August 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/89 is an amendment to annexes II, III and V of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for bromadiolone, etofenprox, paclobutrazole and penconazole in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 13th of August 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/90 is an amendment to annexes II, III and V of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for bromuconazole, carboxin, fenbutatin oxide, fenpyrazamine and pyridaben in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 13th of August 2019.

Regulation EC 2019/91 is an amendment to annexes II, III and V of regulation EC 396/2005 and describes changes in maximum residue levels for buprofezin, diflubenzuron, ethoxy sulfuron, ioxynil, molinate, picoxystrobin and tepraloxydim in or on certain fresh produce. This regulation becomes active on the 13th of August 2019.

For the latest MRLs, check the EU Pesticides Database.

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,

ruth.vaughan@cropnuts.com

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