Dominican Republic bans five pesticides, restricts 22 others

Dominican Republic bans five pesticides, restricts 22 others

9:05 PM, 26th December 2011
Dominican Republic bans five pesticides, restricts 22 others
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SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: The Agriculture Ministry recently announced a ban on sale of five pesticides and restricted use of 22 products applied on crops, via resolution 61-2011. The measure seeks to control and improve the use of pesticides on fruits and vegetable, to comply with global standards of quality, said Salvador Jimenez, Agriculture Minister.

The products under supervised use will be recommended by Phytosanitary specialists of Agriculture’s Vegetal Health Department Network, said Jimenez. The resolution said that the use and import of pesticides in inventories which had been approved before the current resolution need to be co-ordinated with its Vegetal Health Department’s Pesticides Division. It added that all pesticides which contain active ingredients already cited in the resolution must be subjected to compliance with regulations of countries which import agricultural products.

The measure bans the pesticides Acefato, Aldicarb, Metamidofos, Monocrotofos and Ometoato and restricts the use of Amitraz, Carbofuran, Clorfenapir, Chlorpyrifos, Diafentiuron, Diazinon, Diclorvos, Dimetoato and Endosulfan. Also restricted are Imidacloprid, Malathion, Metiocarb, Metomil, Oxamil, Profenofos, Dicofol, Benomil, Carbendazim, Fenamidona, Propiconazol, Tiabendazol and Tiacloprid.

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