Final Produce Safety Rule to be Published 11/27/15
The Final Produce Safety Rule was made publicly available in mid-November. The rule officially goes into effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register on November 27, 2015. To read more about the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, visit the FDA website
. Cornell University and CVP staff members will be assessing these new rules in detail and will be offering training programs for growers in the near future. Updates will also be posted on the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) website
. The PSA is collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration's proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.
New Fungicide to Combat Early Blight and SLSPriaxor is labeled for disease control and plant health in the following crops: barley, corn (all types), dried shelled peas and beans, edible-podded legume vegetables, fruiting vegetables (including tomato), oats, oilseed crops (flax seed, rapeseed, safflower, and sunflower), peanut, rye, sorghum and millet, soybean, succulent shelled peas and beans, sugar beet, sugarcane, tuberous and corm vegetable (potato), wheat and triticale. Early blight in tomato and potato is one of the most important uses for Priaxor.
QoI fungicides are no longer recommended used alone for this disease because resistance is becoming widespread. Having a QoI component in Priaxor is important for managing Septoria leaf spot, another important disease in NY.
Priaxor is classified for restricted use in NY. Use is prohibited in Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island. REI is 12 hours. PHI is 0 days for tomato. It is as long as 21 days for some other crops. Read more...