With this service we can determine the degradation or dissipation behavior of an active ingredient in the plant, with the aim of reducing the risk of harvested fruit registering residue values over the maximum residue level (MRL) set for that active ingredient.
The degradation of a pesticide in a plant is affected by factors specific to the crop and its environment, as well as intrinsic characteristics of its chemical nature and formulation. Other factors such as method, dose and number of applications determine the degradation speed. Exceeding the maximum residue levels can lead to exports or sales being compromised due to infringements of the legislation.
The benefits of this service are:
- Determining the dissipation behavior of pesticides before harvest, according to a particular farm’s specific management.
- Contributing to more precise and technical management to avoid unanticipated residues.
- Encouraging a higher level of trust in the agricultural and commercial operation.