WTFRC Apple Residue Report Released
In response to increasing industry concerns about complying with Maximum Residue Levels for pesticides in export markets, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission initiated studies in 2011 in apples and cherries to develop basic residue data for commonly used pesticides to help Washington growers make more informed decisions about their spray programs. The WTFRC Internal Program recently completed a 2014 study which featured 16 insecticide/acaricides and 10 fungicides commonly used in Washington apple orchards.The study considered different use patterns of those products and the potential influence of popular sunburn protectants vs. the use of overhead cooling on residue persistence. The results of the study, as well as previous reports from similar projects on apples and cherries are now available on the WTFRC homepage: www.treefruitresearch.com
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.