Do not pick fruit after spraying with Actigard

04 May 2017
Fruit left in the canopy after harvest should not be picked for home use or sale if a post-harvest Actigard spray has been applied. Syngenta advises that after spraying, fruit residues will exceed the local Maximum Residue Level (MRL) for Acibenzolar-S-Methyl (set at 0.02ppm). All domestically-produced food and food imports sold in New Zealand must comply with these Food Safety rules. While the residue from the spray is unlikely to have any serious health impacts but it is important that product registration guidelines are always met. A viable alternative is to get in quick before the sprayer or source reject fruit from post-harvest suppliers.