National Residue Survey

Project aims to broaden superficial scald prevention toolkit

The project aims to improve awareness of existing options for the prevention of the post harvest disorder superficial scald in apples. Broadening industry options for the prevention of the storage disorder superficial scald in apples and pears is the focus of a new project funded by Hort Innovation using the apple and pear [...]

National Residue Survey results 2016-17

The NRS found "Australian primary producers continue to demonstrate a high degree of good agricultural practice." The apple and pear industry has once again demonstrated its commitment to food safety and minimising residues with the latest National Residue Survey results showing a 98 per cent compliance level in apples and pears tested in [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Chemical use, National Residue Survey|

NRS to test for metals and microbes from Jan 2018

The Apple & Pear National Residue Survey (NRS) will be expanded from January this year to include microbiological and heavy metals screening in addition to the existing pesticide residue analysis  to reflect growing demands for more comprehensive food safety data. The expansion of the program will enable the full suite of tests to now be [...]

By |January 3rd, 2018|Chemical use, Levies, Market access, National Residue Survey, News|

2016 National Residue Survey – apples and pears

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has released the 2015-16 National Residue Survey for apples and pears showing ongoing high compliance. In 2015–16 a total of 282 apple and 94 pear samples were collected and analysed and the results were compared with the relevant Australian standards. The overall compliance rate in this period was [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Chemical use, National Residue Survey, News|

National Residue Survey results 2014-15

Download the NRS apple and pear results for 2014-15 (pdf). The apple and pear industry has once again shown high compliance with chemical residue testing as the results of the 2014-15 National Residue Survey are announced.  Every year the National Residue Survey tests Australian apples and pears for a range of chemical residues [...]

By |December 2nd, 2015|Chemical use, National Residue Survey|

National Residue Survey results for apples and pears: 2013-14

Download the NRS apple and pear results for 2013-14 (pdf). The National Residue Survey results for 2013-14 show that Australian apples and pears were, respectively, 98.1 per cent and 100 per cent compliant with national guidelines for chemical residue on fruit. Apples and pears have been part of the National Residue Survey (NRS) [...]

By |August 18th, 2014|Chemical use, National Residue Survey|

Pesticide residue testing for pome fruit – put your levy to work!

Blog author: Mr Chris Williams Assistant Director, Plant Programs, National Residue Survey, Australian Government Department of Agriculture 02 6272 3614 | chris.williams@daff.gov.au Mr Chris Williams, Assistant Director, Plant Programs, National Residue Survey (NRS), Australian Government Department of Agriculture, encourages growers and exporters to use the NRS to test their apples and pears for [...]

By |January 26th, 2014|Chemical use, National Residue Survey|