Pirimicarb

Type: Insecticides 

Health Hazards: Suspected carcinogenic.

Environmental Hazards: High risk for aquatic organisms (buffer zone of 5 metres to address the acute risk required and a buffer zone of 40 metres to address the chronic risk); long term risk to birds is observed. Pirimicarb is medium to high persistent in soil; medium persistent metabolites. 

Exposure: Authorised in 19 member states: AT, BE, CZ, DE, DK, EL, ES, FR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LU, NL, PL, PT, SE, SI, SK

Residues present in food very high: 211 Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) above the Level of detection (LOD) of 0.01 mg/kg are established, ranging from 0.05 mg/kg to 15.00 mg/kg per product. 

Regulatory State of Play: After 6 prolongations, its approval is currently under review. 

Use: Tractormounted foliar spray on fields outside, mainly wheat, also other vegetables & fruits.

Alternatives: Resistant varieties, proximity to grassland & fallows, cover crops, parasitoid wasps and midges.

 

 

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