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Cheer for Cherries: Season Began May 1st

The 2019 cherry season in California began on May 1st. Later seasons will follow in more northern locales. Because pesticide residue testing is critical for cherries, especially exports bound for countries with more restrictive Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs), PrimusLabs has expected an influx of residue testing. The PrimusLabs pesticide residue laboratory has readied itself for cherry testing, using its Multi-Residue Screen (MRS) Extended Plus, its most extensive screen, which tests for over 350 chemical compounds. The list of compounds is tailored toward chemicals specifically used in the fresh produce industry. Once results are complete, the laboratory has the ability to report those results to domestic buyers and those in 42 countries for whom PrimusLabs monitors MRLs for cherries specifically. In addition, growers who maintain Supply Chain Program (SCP) accounts through Azzule will be able to view their results in their SCP accounts.