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Research Project: Magnitude of the Residue Analyses in Minor Crops from Experimental Applications of Pesticides

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

Project Number: 0500-00007-105-00-D
Project Type: In-House Appropriated

Start Date: Aug 3, 2015
End Date: Aug 2, 2020

Objective:
Determine magnitude of the residues of pesticides in minor crops and conduct other residue studies as appropriate in support of registration petitions submitted to EPA by IR-4. Work primarily with reduced-risk compounds to replace uses that continue to be lost due to the tolerance reassessment mandated by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996.

Approach:
All work will be in compliance with 40 CFR Part 160, "Good Laboratory Practice Standards." Analytical methodology, Standard Operating Procedures, and GLP documentation will be updated for the project as needed. Priorities and assignments of crop/pesticide combinations for analysis are determined at an annual meeting. Crop samples will be obtained from IR-4 Field Projects and analyzed by methods approved by EPA. Laboratory residue data and all required documentation will be reported to IR-4 Headquarters.