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A Comparison of Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for Pesticides Used on Sweet Cherries to Export Markets

August 6, 2014

CURRENT SITUATION:   Pacific Northwest sweet cherry exporters are concerned with meeting international pesticide regulatory standards for crop protection chemicals.  The list of chemicals and country-specific MRLs continues to change.  The table below summarizes the current understanding of the Northwest Horticultural Council (NHC) concerning MRLs for certain insecticides and fungicides in the top markets for Pacific Northwest sweet cherries.  The values in red have been changed within the last two weeks.

This is only intended to be an initial guide to the export trade in certain deciduous tree fruits.  Tariff and non-tariff measures can change with great speed and frequency.  Commercially important information, such as MRLs, should be rechecked and verified with knowledgeable parties in the country of interest prior to sales or shipment.  

The NHC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions incurred in preparing and publishing this industry bulletin. Any errors or omissions noted, or questions or advice related to the bulletin, should be directed to the contacts below, including information regarding the use of chemicals not on this list.

CONTACT:  For additional information contact Laura Grunenfelder or Dr. Mike Willett, Northwest Horticultural Council at 509/453-3193.

Comparison of Maximum Residue Levels for Pesticides Used on Cherries

a - Use of existing stock is prohibited after 9/30/2013.  Tolerance will remain in effect after the expiration date.

b - Established until 12/31/14.  Then 0.05 ppm unless modified by a regulation.   
c - Use expired 7/31/12.  (MRLs will remain in effect after the expiration date.  Spray records must confirm no use after the expiration date.)
d - Codex
f - U.S. tolerance expires 12/31/16
g - Expressed as carbendazim residue, includes benomyl and thiophanate methyl
h - The post harvest use, food additive tolerance is equivalent to the pre harvest use tolerance.  Check with your importer for details.

j - tolerance included as total dithiocarbamates

t - Temporary

V - Default Value

EU: 0.01 ppm

          Canada: 0.1 ppm

          Japan: 0.01 ppm

 

Chemical

Trade Name

U.S. (ppm)

Codex (ppm)

EU/UK (ppm)

Australia (ppm)

Canada (ppm)

China (ppm)

Hong Kong (ppm)

Japan (ppm)

Korea (ppm)

Taiwan (ppm)

Abamectin

AgriMek

0.09

 

0.01

 

V

 

0.09

0.09

0.05

0.02

Acetamiprid

Assail

1.2

1.5

1.5

1

1.2

2

1.2

2

1.5d

Azinphos-Methyl

Guthion

2a

2

0.05

2

1

 

2

2

1

2

Azoxystrobin

Abound

1.5

2

2

1.5

V

 

2

3

2

1

Bifenazate

Acramite

2.5

2

2

2.5

2.5

 

 

2

0.3

2

Boscalid

Pristine

3.5

3

4

3t

1.7

 

3.5

3

1

1.7

Buprofezin

Centaur

1.9

2

2

1.9

V

 

2

1.9

2d

 

Captan

Captan

50

25

5

15

5

 

50

5

5

25

Carbaryl

Sevin

10

 

0.01

5

10

 

10

10

1

1

Chlorantraniliprole

Altacor

2

1

1

1

2.5

 

2

1

1

1

Chlorothalonil

Bravo, Ultrex

0.5

0.5

0.01

10

0.5

 

0.5

0.5

0.5d

0.01

Chlorpyrifos

Lorsban

1

 

0.3

1

V

 

1

1

0.5

1

Clofentezine

Apollo

1

0.5

0.02

0.1

V

 

0.5

0.2

0.2

0.5

Diazinon

Diazinon

0.2

1

0.01

0.5

0.75

 

1

0.1

0.1

1

Difenoconazole

Quadris Top

2.5

0.2

0.3

 

V

 

2.5

5

1

1

Dimethoate

Dimethoate

2

2

0.2

0.2

2

2

2

2

2

 

Endosulfan

Thiodan

2b

 

0.05

 

2

 

 

1

0.1

0.5

Esfenvalerate

Asana

3

 

0.02

1

V

0.2

0.2

2

 

1

Ethephon

Ethrel

10

10

3

15

8

 

10

10

10d

3

Etoxazole

Zeal

1

 

0.3

1

V

 

 

1

0.2

 

Fenarimol

Rubigan

1

1

1

1

V

 

1

1

1

1

Fenbuconazole

Indar

1

1

1

1

0.8

 

1

1

2

1

Fenbutatin-oxide

Vendex

6

10

0.05

6

V

 

10

10

5

2

Fenhexamid

Judge

10

7

5

10

6

 

10

10

5

 

Fenpropathrin

Danitol

5

 

0.01

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Fenpyroximate

Fujimite

2

 

0.5

 

 

 

 

0.5

0.5

0.01

Flonicamid

Beleaf

0.6

 

0.3

0.6

0.6

 

0.6

2

1

 

Flubendiamide

Belt

1.6

2

2

1.6

V

 

2

2

1

1

Fludioxonil

Scholar

5

5

5

5

5

 

5

5h

1

5

Fluopyram

Luna Sensation

0.6

0.7

1.5

 

1.5

 

 

5

0.7d

 

Fluxapyroxad

Xemium

2

2

0.01

2

2

 

 

V

2

 

Flutriafol

Topguard

1.5

 

0.05

 

V

 

 

V

 

1

Hexythiazox

Savey

1

0.3

1

1

V

 

1

2

0.3

1

Imidacloprid

Provado

3

0.5

0.5

0.5

3

 

0.5

2

0.5d

0.5

Indoxacarb

Avaunt

0.9

1

1

2

V

 

2

0.9

0.3

0.5

Iprodione

Rovral

20

10

3

10

5

 

10

10

10

5

Lambda-cyhalothrin

Warrior

0.5

0.3

0.3

0.5

0.5

 

0.3

0.5

0.5

0.4

Malathion

Malathion

8

 

0.02

2

6

6

8

6

0.5

0.5

Metconazole

Quash

0.2

 

0.2

0.2

0.2

 

0.2

V

0.3

0.2

Methidathion

Supracide

0.05f

0.2

0.02

0.01

0.2

 

0.2

0.2

0.2

 

Methoxyfenozide

Intrepid

3

2

0.02

3

V

 

3

2

2

2

Myclobutanil

Rally

5

2

1

5

1

 

2

2

2

1

Penthiopyrad

Fontelis

4

4

4

5

4

 

 

5

1

 

Permethrin

Ambush

4

2

0.05

4

V

2

4

5

5

2

Prohexadione Calcium

Apogee

0.4

 

0.05

0.01

V

 

 

2

0.05

0.4

Propiconazole

Tilt

4

 

0.05

2

4

 

2

1

1

1

Pyraclostrobin

Cabrio, Pristine

2.5

3

3

2.5

0.7

 

1

2

2

1

Pyrimethanil

Penbotec

10

4

0.05

10

10

 

10

10h

4

 

Pyriproxyfen

Esteem

1

 

1

1

 

 

1

1

0.2

0.5

Quinoxyfen

Quintec

0.7

0.4

0.3

0.7

0.7

 

0.7

0.4

0.4d

0.4

Spinetoram

Delegate

0.2

 

0.2b

0.2

0.2

 

 

0.5

0.1

0.2

Spinosad

Success, Entrust

0.2

0.2

1

1

0.2

 

1

0.2

0.05

0.2

Spirotetramat

Ultor

4.5

3

3

4.5

4.5

 

3

3

0.5

3

Sulfoxaflor

Closer

3

 

 

3

  V

 

 

V

0.3

 

Tebuconazole

Elite, Unicorn

5

4

5

5

3

 

5

5

4d

2

Thiamethoxam

Actara

0.5

1

1

0.5

0.5

 

1

5

1

0.5

Thiophanate methyl

Topsin-M

20

10

0.3

20

5

0.5

10

3

10g

5

Trifloxystrobin

Gem

2

3

1

2

2

 

3

3

2

3

Triflumizole

Procure

1.5

 

1.5

1.5

1.5

 

1.5

3

0.2

1

Zeta-cypermethrin

Mustang Maxx

1

2

2

1

V

 

2

2

1

2

Ziram

Ziram

7

0.2

5

3

7

 

3j

7

0.2d

2.5

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