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Chinese Market Reopens to Reds and Goldens

October 29, 2014 Chinese Market Reopens to Reds and Goldens BACKGROUND: Prior to the 2012 season, the People's Republic of China stopped issuing import permits for Washington State apples due to the interception of three species of fungi … [Read more]

Diphenylamine (DPA) Restricted in EU

May 30, 2014 Background: Diphenylamine (DPA) is a plant growth regulator applied postharvest and historically used to manage scald of apples and, in some countries, pears. Recently, with the introduction of 1-MCP (SmartFresh), in addition to scald … [Read more]

Azinphos-methyl (Guthion) Phase-out

October 30, 2013 In 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized details of its proposed phase-out of Guthion (azinphos-methyl or AZM) on apples, pears, and cherries, with a scheduled termination date for distribution, sale and … [Read more]