Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
As dry bean fields start to ‘turn’ and begin their senescence into final maturity growers’ thoughts turn to harvest aids. Before a grower sprays he should first check his contract terms and then with the elevator where he has his production contract — to double confirm what and when he can spray.
MRL’s (Maximum Residue Levels) have reared their head in the past few years as non tariff barriers. Different destinations countries have different allowable MRL’s. There are even differences in allowable levels between and among supplier countries.
Before doing anything a grower should check with the elevator he has his production contract or the elevator he intends to deliver to.