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To: Tree Fruit Growers
From: Doug Pfeiffer, Fruit Entomologist
Date sent: May 21, 2000

Penncap residues: A question has been raised regarding residues of Penncap from legal uses (before Dec. 31, 1999). The tolerance will soon be revoked, creating a question on status of fruit in storage that had been treated with the legal material. After discussions with EPA, I have been told that until Dec. 31, 2000, we will be in a Presumptive Compliance Period, allowing all legally treated fruit to pass the the commercial system without undue upset to growers. For some period (to be determined) after Dec. 31, 2000, some documentation regarding the harvest or processing date of the fruit will be needed. It appears that our growers will be protected by this approach. Feel free to contact me of you have further questions on this issue.

Take care, Doug

Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Department of Entomology
205C Price Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061
ph: (540) 231-4183
fax (540) 231-9131