Last year a European Union decision was taken to withdraw authorisation for plant protection products containing Iprodione as an active ingredient. This will probably come into effect before the end of 2018.
The MRL for summerfruit to Europe will be reduced to 0.01mg/kg. Iprodione is registered in New Zealand for fungal diseases such as brown rot on summerfruit and botrytis on other fruit crops.
This decision implies that produce from New Zealand intended for export to Europe must now show no detectable residues of Iprodione. This can be achieved by not applying after blossom or not applying Iprodione at all. Please check this year’s MRL/PHI charts which will be issued shortly by Summerfruit NZ.