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Ongoing project

Citrus agrichemical and export MRL program (CT18001)

Key research provider: Citrus Australia

What’s it all about?

The Australian citrus industry requires access to modern and effective chemicals to control pests, diseases and post-harvest quality and, at the same time, must ensure that any residues on fruit remain within the regulatory limits set both in Australia and overseas. This program is facilitating work with product registrants to ensure the industry is able to maintain and gain access to critical agrichemicals, is responsible for a residue monitoring program, and is conducting trials and residue testing to gain a better understanding of product degradation.

It is also maintaining information on importing country maximum residue limits (MRLs), and providing updates and advice to industry on them. This includes updating of the MRL tables that are available to industry via Citrus Australia, and the revision of the industry’s Guide to Achieving Citrus Export MRLs, also available from Citrus Australia.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Citrus Fund