omologa Crop Consulting by jennyyingdi


									                                         omologa ®
   First International Database about registered
plant protection products and its mrls in foodstuff

Homologa gives access to detailed Information about:

• Approved plant protection products

          National product name, registration number, company name, active ingredients, concentration,
          formulation, product group, crop name, crop group, pest name, method of application, time of
          application, pest/problem, minimum dose rate, maximum dose rate, amount of water, maximum
          number of treatments, pre-harvest-interval and for some countries: risk phrases, symbols and
          environmental phrases.

•   New or expired plant protection products
•   Maximum Residue levels (Mrls) in foodstuff
•   New or modified Mrls
•   ADI- and Arfd values
•   Export-/import statistics of food and ornamentals
•   Registration-Status of active ingredients on EU-level
•   Approved parallel imports

Country coverage:

                                                            Countries Product Registration

                                                            Countries MRLs
Crop coverage:
•   Fruit                                           • Fodder crops
•   Vegetables                                      • Tea/coffee/hops
•   Cereals                                         • Ornamentals
•   Oilseeds                                        • Environmental applications*
•   Tropical crops                                  * where registered by the same institution as the food crops.

• Homologa is a password protected online database, accessible via Internet with annual subscription. Modular
  subscriptions are available for individual modules, crop-groups and countries.
• There are several ways to access the database:
                      • Online interrogation with immediate reports
                      • Offline standard reports. The address from where the report can be downloaded is sent
                          via e-mail. The frequency of the updates can be set on weekly, monthly, and quarterly.
                      • Customized regular data downloads for transferring data to other databases.


• Approved products: depending on the country between 1 update per year and monthly updates
• Mrls: On a weekly basis

Source of information:
Ministries who publish the corresponding information in their internet database, from the legal publications or
from label information. Often not all information is published and it needs further search on the labels.

Possible users of Homologa:
•   Plant Protection Industry
•   Organizations responsible for registrations and the establishment of mrls
•   Organizations working on minor crop issues
•   Food producers/exporters/importers
•   Food chain consultants/Food Quality Managers
•   Laboratories

Certification: ISO9001

                                         By Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems,
                                         a member of IQNet.
                Archamps Business Park,Bâtiment Athéna I
                74160, Archamps (FRANCE)
                Tel/Fax: (+33) (0)4 50 35 07 19 / (0)4 50 35 07 26


                Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ (ENGLAND)
                Tel/Fax: (+44) 1904 462612 / 1904 462253

                ECOSPI SRL
                Via San Vicenzo, 18 - 20123, Milano (ITALY)
                Tel.: (+39) 02-36504121 / 02-6592363
                Fax: (+39) 02-6551934

                JOY CONSULTING LTD
                4-1-16 Higashi-Koiwa Edogawa-ku, 13-0052, Tokyo (JAPAN)
                Tel/Fax: (+81) (0)3-3650-7593

                AGRON SA
                4-1-Kiato 20200 (GREECE)
                Tel/Fax: +302742020020 / 42020082
                Cell: +306944747301

                Catraia de Mouronho
                3420-164 Mouronho (PORTUGAL+ SKANDINAVIA)
                tel: +35 235 712 051
                Tel/Fax: +302742020020 / 42020082
                Cell: +306944747301

                Postbus 2110
                NL - 3800 CC Amersfoort (NETHERLANDS +BELGIUM +USA)
                Ir. R.Verweij (Roland)
                Mobile: +31 (0) 6 142 88 777
Annex :
1. Update schedule for registered products and content and available details:

*GAP-Info: Good Agricultural practice information contains max. dose rate, max number of
treatments and pre-harvest interval.
2. Examples:
2.1. Which 2.4-D herbicides are registered in corn in Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine?

2.1. Which 2.4-D herbicides are registered in corn in Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine?
2.3 Show all Cypermethrin registrations worldwide
2.4     Where is Tembotrione registered, in which crops?

2.5. Which products can be used against mites in Hops?

2.6. Which dose rate is registered and which pre-harvest interval is set?
        Country: Germany
        Product: ENVIDOR
        Crop         Stage          Target      Min Dose Max Dose Unit Max no of sprays PHI
        Apples       BBCH 51-57 Tetranychus 0.2          0.2      l/ha 1                24
        Apples       From infection Tetranychus 0.2      0.2      l/ha 1                24
2.7. Risk Phrases:

2.8 Product expiries:
When certain active ingredients should not be used anymore? The active level information is extrapolated
from the formulated product level.

2.9. Compare maximum residue levels (mrls) for tomatoes worldwide
2.10. Match product registrations and mrl of a food producer country with mrls of import country:

Homologa allows also matching registered products in a producer country with the mrls of the producer
country and the import countries.

        1. Comparison Glyphosate in beans in Canada and Japan:
        Active ingredient Crop            Canada mrl Japan mrl
        Glyphosate        Bean-broad                 2 ppm
        Glyphosate        Bean-broad: Dry 4 ppm
        The mrl in beans for Glyphosate in Japan is half as high as in Canada. If Glyphosate is applied as
        recommended in Canada, there is a risk of too high residues when exported to Japan.
        2. Comparison of Glyphosate use patterns in Canada and Japan
        Country       Trade Name               Active(s)     Company      Crop             Stage
        Canada        Cutter LI                Glyphosate    Monsanto     Beans: Dry       Pre-harvest
        Canada        Bronco HC                Glyphosate    Monsanto     Beans: Dry       Pre-plant
        Japan         Roundup Max Load         Glyphosate    Nissan       Beans: Dry       Pre-plant
        Glyphosate is registered in Japan only at the application time ‘pre-emergence’ whereas it can be used
        in Canada as well as a pre-harvest treatment. This explains the different mrls in both countries.
        3. What can be done?
        Find alternative solutions. What are the other available actives in both countries?

        As an alternative active Bialaphos is available but not registered in Canada. Diquat, Paraquat and
        Glufosinate are registered in both countries.

        What are the mrls for these actives?
        Active ingredient Crop                       Canada mrl Japan mrl
        Glufosinate       Bean: Dry                             2 ppm


        • Glyphosate should not be used in pre-harvest
        • An alternative desiccant is Glufosinate
        • If Glufosinate is used as a desiccant it should not be used for anything else.
          There is a risk to exceed Canadian mrls.
2.11. Other examples for using Homologa:

For the first time, language barriers and infrastructure limitations have been overcome so that it is
now possible:

        • to verify if and to which degree the use patterns in one country compare to the use patterns in
          other countries

        • to compare the regulatory approaches in other countries with the approaches that are either in
          force or in development in the user’s own country.

        • to be able to validate statements made by stakeholder groups about the pesticide uses in other
          countries and to develop national and international collaborations based on common interests
          with other countries

        • to support professional users in the identification of new pest control products and of use
          patterns on identical and comparable crops

        • to identify new active ingredients and/or formulations that growers in other countries
          have access to

        • to identify new and alternate active ingredients for the control of pests that are currently
          not at or inadequately controlled

        • to identify active ingredients for the replacement of pesticides that are currently in use
          but have been identified as being of concern to Human Health and the Environment

        • to compare identify use patterns that are successfully applied in other countries

        • to data mine for existing studies with the goal to minimize the need for new studies and to
          work towards international harmonization

        • to ensure that new international markets will not be blocked due to differential pesticide
          registrations (such blockages are not considered by the WTO because the registration
          and regulation of pesticides are national concerns)

        • to identify pest control products for invasive pests from countries in which these pests
          are already known

        • to develop crop/country specific compliance strategies for imported goods especially
          from developing countries where the pest management is less well regulated

        • to specifically check crops from countries that have registrations and/or use pesticides that
          are not registered in the user’s country.

        • to identify the countries in which active ingredients of concern to the user’s country are
          or have been registered or banned.

        • public and private crop/pest specialists to have easy access to alternate pest control options,
          use patterns in foreign countries.

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