Intervix® export market recommendations
Australia’s imazapyr Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) in barley is 0.7ppm, The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) MRL is also 0.7ppm.
Imazapyr is an active found in BASF’s Intervix® herbicide for use in Clearfield® crops, which has been a registered product with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) since 2011. When Intervix is used according to the label, the MRL will not exceed the Codex MRL and barley exported to countries that default to Codex will satisfy this regulatory requirement.
Import countries such as Japan and South Korea establish their own MRL, which for imazapyr in barley grain are both currently 0.01ppm. Until this has been adjusted to be more in line with Codex, BASF recommends not to use Intervix on Clearfield barley that is planned for export to Japan or any other country that does not accept the Codex MRL standard.
BASF takes product stewardship seriously and its products should always be used according to label instructions.
Barley Australia has released an Industry Update on Market Access for IMI tolerant barley varieties - for more information click here
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