Clearly there will be continued pressure from consumers to reduce or eliminate the use of post-harvest chemical treatments for apples and other fresh produce. The number of products with label recommendations for use as post-harvest treatments has declined over the last few years. A list of products with current approval is given in Table 8.
Table 8. List of products with label approval for use as a post-harvest dip or drench
|Ethoxyquin||3.7 litres||3 pints||Bramley|
|Stopit||13.5 litres||10.8 pints||Cox|
|Calcium Chloride Flake||13.5 kg||13.5 pounds||Cox|
|Calcium Chloride Liquor||13.3 litres||10.6 pints||Cox|
|Calcium Metalosate||6.3 litres||5.0 pints||Apples|
- Before handling or applying a pesticide always read the product label and follow any other guide-lines for use supplied by manufacturers.
- It is essential to follow the instructions on the approved label before handling, storing or using any crop-protection product.