MRL’S

INDUSTRY GUIDELINE INFORMATION ON
RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS ON DECIDUOUS FRUIT FOR 2017/18 Version 3 – December 2017

Background and Information per fruit type

DISCLAIMER
The information contained on these pages regarding restricted use of crop protection chemicals confirmed to be used by industry has been compiled from information presently available and is provided on this site as guidance to industry. Hortgro can however not accept any liability for its accuracy or content and users who rely on this information do so at their own risk.

Lindi Benić
Manager: Trade/ Market Access Affairs
HORTGRO
[Representing South African Apple & Pear Producers’ Association (SAAPPA) and
South African Stone Fruit Producers’ Association (SASPA)
and South African Table Grape Industry (SATI)]

Vredelust, 63 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
PO Box 12789, Die Boord, 7613
E-mail: lindi@hortgro.co.za
Tel: Int +27 21 882 8470
Fax: Int. +27 21 882 8966
Cell: Int +27 83 708 4947

RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS ON LOCAL AND EXPORT DECIDUOUS FRUIT

BACKGROUND

1.Restrictions highlighted in this document are provided as guidance to industry to ensure compliance with maximum chemical residue tolerances in countries to which South African deciduous fruit is exported. No absolute guarantee can however be given that export residue tolerances will not be exceeded in all instances.
2.Restrictions contained in this document have been compiled from information currently available and will be reviewed and amended annually, according to information derived from local and export regulatory bodies, primary export markets and agrochemical companies.
3.Recommendations and requirements on agrochemical container labels are based on current registrations of plant protection products used in the South African deciduous fruit industry and in terms of Act 36 of 1947 and good agricultural practice (GAP) and must be adhered to at all times. Specific requirements and restrictions regarding plant protection chemicals and maximum residue limits (MRL’s) of importing countries have made it necessary to introduce further restrictions in order to comply with export MRL’s.
4.Please note, producers are responsible for exercising due diligence by complying with restrictions and keeping accurate and detailed records of all plant protection products applied. Producers are strongly urged, in their own interest, to abide by these restrictions to minimise the risk of residue tolerances being exceeded.
5.Also note, export default withholding periods in this document are based on the active ingredient and not the formulation or trade names. Producers must take note of warnings on labels regarding use restrictions eg. due to possible spray residue, do not apply after pea berry size on table grapes.

INFORMATION ON RESTRICTIONS PER FRUIT TYPE

1.Information on restrictions included in tables per fruit type, lists chemical active ingredients confirmed to be used in the deciduous fruit industry alphabetically, with relevant trade names included for convenience but not implying endorsement of specific trade names listed only. Also note, actives registered for use on deciduous fruit but not included on this list may be used by deciduous fruit producers.
2.Values for maximum residue limits (MRL’s) for each active ingredient are expressed as parts per million (PPM), with local and export withholding periods expressed as number of days or as otherwise indicated.
3.NOTE :
The Export Default MRL column in each table provides export Default MRL’s based on the strictest MRL per active ingredient, for the South African (SA) and the European Union (EU) Harmonised MRL, as from September 2008, since 80% plus of exports are destined for the EU.
Also note, requirements for adjusted Export Default Withholding periods were determined according to the Export Default MRL’s for 2013/ 2014, based on the Export Default. Where information on adjusted export default withholding periods could not be provided by agrochemical companies, to include in this document, producers and exporters are requested to contact agrochemical companies directly, as indicated in the tables.

Information provided on the site as Version 1, July 2018 will be reviewed to include any minor revised amendments and replaced as Version 2, October 2018, with a final update for 2018 as Version 3, December 2018 if required.

Since amendments may arise between versions requiring further updating of the above information, if required, a date will be included to indicate that information was updated/ reviewed for the given version. Please ensure you confirm the most recently updated version/ update according to the date indicated on the website. Check the Version number and date to confirm that you have the latest information.

Abbreviations in tables below include: DP= dusting powder; EC= emulsifiable concentrate, SC= suspension concentrate, WG= water dispersible granule, WP= wettable powder; ** not after small pea-size berries; FST = application before or at fruit formation; PHT = Post-harvest treatment of fruit; LOD = lowest limit of detection; – = No MRL tolerance set; Exp. = Exempt from tolerance; Temp. MRL = Temporary MRL; (p) = Provisional MRL; t = Temporary MRL.

Industry Guideline Information on Restrictions on the Use of Plant Protection Products on

Deciduous fruit for 2017/18 – VERSION 3 – December 2017

For your information amendments to this version include:

For your information amendments to this version include:

SA/EU/Export default MRL and/or export default withholding period information/ Codex MRL information:

Chlorpyrifos – Export Default MRL on apricots

Lambda-cyhalothrin – Export Default MRL & Export Default Withholding Period on apricots, peaches/nectarines, apples, pears and table grapes

Pyrimethanil + Dithianon – Local & Export Default Withholding Period on pears and apples

Thiabendazole – EU MRL on pears

Prothiofos – EU MRL on plums, pears, apples and table grapes

Thidiazuron – EU MRL on pears and apples

 

The inclusion of newly registered/additional actives:

Beauveria bassiana – Eco-Bb on table grapes

Cyantraniliprole – Exirel 100 SE on peaches/nectarines, plums, cherries and apples

Fenazaquin – Vanity 200 SC & Superior 200 SC on peaches/nectarines

Fenpyroximate – Lesson 50 EC on table grapes

Fipronil + Lambda-cyhalothrin – Antset 200 SC & Sunset 200 SC on table grapes

Methoxyfenozide – Marksman 240 SC on apricots, peaches/nectarines, plums and cherries

Propineb – Antracol 70 WP on apples

Proquinazid + Tetraconazole – Associate 240 EC on table grapes

Valifenalate + Mancozeb – Valis M on table grapes

Valifenalate + Folpet – Java F on table grapes

DEROGATIONS

Derogations compiled to date and reviewed and updated for 2016-17 are as follows:

Acetamiprid on apples and pears
Benomyl on apricots, peaches and plums
Cadusafos on apples and pears
Cadusafos on stone fruit
Captan on apples and pears
Carbaryl on apples
Chlorfenapyr on nectarines
Chlorfenapyr on plums
Chlorfenapyr on apples
Chlorpyrifos on apples and pears
Cyanamide on apples and pears
Cyanamide on apricots, plums and cherries
Cyprodinil on apples
Fenamiphos on peaches and nectarines
Furfural on stone fruit
Imidacloprid on apples
Mercaptothion 500 EC on apples and pears
Methoxyfenocide on apples and pears
Novaluron on apples and pears
Paraquat on apples, pears and stone fruit
Prothiofos on apples and pears
Prothiofos on apricots, peaches and plums
Pyraclostrobin/ Dithianon (Maccani) on apples and pears
Pyrimethanil on apples and pears
Thiacloprid on apples and pears

 

Industry parties (producers and exporters) requiring additional derogations to be compiled by the CPAG based on the above principles, should forward their requests to suzette@hortgro.co.za.

For any further enquiries, please contact Lindi Benić or Suzette Poole at telephone: 021 870 2900.

Please note:

Decisions related to which derogations will be compiled and to whom derogations will be issued remains at the discretion of the HORTGRO Science CPAG.

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