Plantations to be Examined in Costa Rica
European Union technicians will evaluate the usage of agrochemicals in pineapple, melon and mango plantations and packing plants.
Friday, July 31, 2009
The inspections will be done at random, between October 7th and 15th.
Starting November, regulations will allow lower limits for the agrochemical known as Ethepon.
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.
The European Union has maintain the residue levels for Ethepon agrochemical on pineapples, thereby eliminating the uncertainty that reigned since March.
Since 2007, the Phytosanitary Service of Costa Rica has processed 150 applications for registration of new active ingredients, which has prevented the application of new technologies in agriculture.
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