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Maximum Residue Levels

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Maximum Residue Levels



A maximum residue level (MRL) is the highest level of a pesticide residue that is legally tolerated in or on agricultural commodity or feed when pesticides are applied correctly, according to label specifications and Good Agricultural Practice (GAP).

Different countries have set MRLs that may be similar, but not always. An active ingredient has different set MRLs for different crops. 

Below are links to South African and European MRLs as per active ingredient and crop type.





Web links to:

South African MRLs


European Pesticide database