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Research Project: Insect Ecology and Sustainable Systems for Insect Pest Management in the Southeastern Region

Location: Crop Protection and Management Research

Title: Magnitude of the residue analyses in specialty crops from experimental applications of pesticides

item Hendricks, Thomas - Tom
item Scully, Brian
item Carpenter, D - Rutgers University
item Schneider, Sally
item Schwartz Jr, Paul

Submitted to: American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/10/2011
Publication Date: 9/25/2011
Citation: Hendricks, T.A., Scully, B.T., Carpenter, D.H., Schneider, S.M., Schwartz Jr, P.H. 2011. Magnitude of the residue analyses in specialty crops from experimental applications of pesticides. American Society of Horticulture Science Meeting. 46:S342.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The mission of the IR-4 Project is to facilitate registration of sustainable pest management technologies for specialty crops and minor uses. IR-4 has focused on pest control products that are identified as “Reduced Risk” or have significant risk reduction characteristics. The research objective of the Tifton IR-4 Analytical Laboratory is to perform magnitude of the residue analyses on samples from food-use research sites throughout the United States and Canada. This residue laboratory analyzed plant tissue samples from 285 field trials encompassing 35 pesticide/commodity combinations from 2006 to 2010. Analyses were conducted for the fungicides captan, famoxadone + cymoxanil, metconazole, propiconazole, tebuconazole, and tetraconazole; the herbicides halosulfuron and imazosulfuron; and the insecticides buprofezin, fenpropathrin, imidacloprid, and pyriproxyfen. In addition to the parent compound, analyses were also conducted for secondary metabolite residues of captan, imidacloprid, metconazole, propiconazole, tebuconazole, and tetraconazole. Magnitude of the residue data generated from each pesticide/commodity combination is submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the establishment of a tolerance or maximum residue limit (MRL) for ultimate field use.