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Korea MRLs for Cherries: Spinetoram and Spinosad

April 2, 2015 Background: Korea is an important market for cherries, with the U.S. shipping approximately 500,000 cases in 2013 and 1.1 million cases in 2014.  Spinetoram is an important crop protection tools for use on cherries to control insect … [Read more]

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]