Europe Reduces Agrochemical Limits for Pineapple

Starting November, regulations will allow lower limits for the agrochemical known as Ethepon.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

0.5 ppm will be the new maximum, which still needs approval from the European Parliament.

"This new limit will be valid for a year, while the European Food Safety authority makes further evaluations...", said spokespersons from the Costa Rican Phytosanitary Service, to website

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Europe agreed to maintain limits on agrochemicals on pineapple

September 2008

The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.

Ethepon is an agrochemical that is used to help with ripening and the final color of pineapples that are exported.

The maximum limits were at 2 milligrams per kilo.

Trends in Agrochemicals in Guatemala

May 2012

There has been an increased use of fungicides and herbicides, produced with improved technologies, for the purpose of increasing productivity and environmental protection.

A statement from the Trade Office of Costa Rica reads:

Guatemala is beginning to take the first steps towards implementing new technologies in agrochemicals for crops, with a focus on environmental care and higher yields.

Basket of Agrochemicals in Costa Rica

October 2012

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has presented the basket of major products that are exported in order to monitor prices and marketing channels.

An article in reports that "Included in the basket will be six pesticide active ingredients under 95 brandnames, informed Guisela Chaves, director of economic studies at the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce (MEIC).

Costa Rica Will No Longer Import Methyl Bromide

September 2013

The country has stopped using the chemical which is used to disinfect floors and eliminate pests in crops such as melon, because of its impact on the ozone layer.

This was announced by the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae), adding that the country is the first in Central America to ban the use of the agricultural fumigant.

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