FRESHNOTES

CROP PROTECTION

Derogations for deciduous fruit crops: October 2016

Industry Guideline Information on Restrictions on the use of plant protection products on
deciduous fruit for 2016/17 – VERSION 2 – October 2016. Read more here:
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Fresh Notes 128 (October 2016) MRL Notification – Version 2 – All Deciduous 

Phosphonate residues in products exported to the EU

Cautionary note on phosphate residues in products exported to the European Union. Read more here:
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Fresh Notes 123 – June 2016 – Phosphonate residues in products exported to the EU – Cautionary Note

Derogations for deciduous fruit crops: 3 Dec 2015

Industry Guideline Information on Restrictions on the Use of Plant Protection Products on
Deciduous fruit for 2015/16 – VERSION 3 – December 2015. Read more here:
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Fresh Notes 116 (December 2015) MRL Notification – Version 3 – All Deciduous

Derogations for deciduous fruit crops.

During December 2012, fresh Notes (73) December 2012 notified industry regarding a decision taken that the Fruitgro Science Crop Protection Advisory Group (CPAG), now HORTGRO Science CPAG, would play a role to compile derogations for relevant chemical actives, based on established “guiding principles”. The process initiated as an initial pilot/trial period was continued from 2012 to date. Read more here:
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Fresh Notes 112 (September 2015) Derogations on deciduous fruit crops – Updates 2015-16

Industry Guideline Information on Restrictions on the Use of Plant Protection Products on
Deciduous fruit for 2015/16 – VERSION 1 – July 2015.

Industry guidelines on the restrictions on use of crop protection products for the deciduous fruit industry for the season 2015/16.
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Fresh Notes 109 (July 2015) MRL Notification – Version 1 – All Deciduous

MRL Industry guidelines.

Industry guidelines on the restrictions on use of crop protection products for the deciduous fruit industry for the season 2014/15.
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Fresh Notes 99 (October 14) MRL Notification – Version 2 – All Deciduous

Grain Chinch Bug – Good Agricultural Practice guidelines for reducing grain chinch bug, Macchiademus diplopterus, infestations in export fruit.

Grain chinch bugs infest fruit when seeking shelter sites in summer. Bugs move from host plants (wheat, oats, other grasses) and shelter in protected environments (under the loose bark of blue gum trees and in fruit) where they remain dormant throughout summer. Grain chinch bugs sheltering in the calyx end of apples and pears, and in the depression around the stalk on stone fruit cause rejections of South African export fruit.
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Fresh Notes GrainChinchBugSept2014

Ceres 2014 – Crop Protection Seminar

About 150 growers, scientists, technical advisors and industry role players gathered in Ceres on Wednesday to attend the annual HORTGRO Science Crop Protection Seminar discussing the latest research trends and industry issues relating to the effective and sustainable management of pests and diseases. Even with the use of pesticides and other modern methods of crop protection, around one third of food production is globally lost to pests, making it the number one headache of fruit growers.
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