Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




China tightens agrochemical residue standard

China shored up its regulations on chemical residues in food with a new national standard, the Ministry of Agriculture said Wednesday. Compared with the 2014 version, the standard adds 490 limits for 433 kinds of agrochemicals, with tougher demands on banned and restricted chemicals such as the highly toxic fenamiphos.

It covers the approved agrochemicals in China and staple agricultural products, with 33 non-hazardous chemicals exempted from residue caps.

China aims to create 6,000 new residue limits mostly for vegetables, fruit and farm products during the 2016-2020 period, while gradually implementing limits on imported food.

Latest data showed no increase in the use of agrochemicals this year thanks to wider use of biological pest prevention and control.

Source: Globaltimes.cn

Publication date: 1/2/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

6/23/2017 LSU AgCenter researchers receive USDA grant to study pollinator health
6/23/2017 Probiotics may help bees survive crop protection exposure
6/23/2017 What is a biopesticide?
6/23/2017 Costa Rica reduces agrochemicals use
6/23/2017 Which Biopesticides are available for use in U.S. greenhouses?
6/23/2017 Citrus greening spreads to Alabama, US
6/22/2017 US: Expanded approval for Abamex insecticide
6/22/2017 Koppert improves biological control of thrips
6/22/2017 Suppressing phytophthora root rot in northern highbush blueberry
6/21/2017 USDA gets serious about saving bees
6/21/2017 "Diagnostics and knowledge of bacteria needed to prevent spread of diseases"
6/20/2017 WUR research digs into management of greenhouse air fungi
6/20/2017 Why does bee health matter?
6/20/2017 Belgian universities to develop agricultural biologicals
6/20/2017 New AHDB RB209 Nutrient Management app available from Apple Store
6/19/2017 Monsanto and Atomwise collaborate on AI crop protection
6/16/2017 Isagro USA to market Vestaronís Spear-T
6/16/2017 Manage disease to help produce tomato fruit
6/16/2017 Effective pest control in tomato starts with effective monitoring
6/16/2017 "Biodiversity is the basis for Integrated Pest Management"