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Table 4 Top commodity/market combinations, and key associated pesticides

From: A comparative study of allowable pesticide residue levels on produce in the United States

Commodity and Market Total Modeled Excess Pesticides Above U.S. MRLs (Kg) Pesticide (excesses only) Potential Pesticide Residues in Excess of U.S. MRLs (Kg)***
Oranges from Spain * 15 169 Abamectin 2 262
   Carfentrazone-ethyl 2 260
   Aldicarb 2 256
   Zeta-Cypermethrin 2 255
   Fenamiphos 2 249
   Oxamyl 2 194
   Fosetyl-Al 1 600
Apples from Chile ** 14 846 Methomyl 12 079
   Inorganic bromide resulting from fumigation 1 849
Bell peppers from Netherlands * 11 178 Carfentrazone-ethyl 1 600
   Metolachlor 1 600
   S-metolachlor 1 600
   Methomyl 1 598
   Quinoxyfen 1 596
   Acibenzolar-S-methyl 1 585
   Fenamidone 1 585
Cucumbers from Costa Rica ** 11 106 Inorganic bromide resulting from fumigation 9 999
   Propamocarb hydrochloride 500
Grapes from Chile ** 7 852 Fenhexamid 4 694
   Boscalid 640
   Quinoxyfen 598
Melons from Guatemala ** 7 406 Zeta-Cypermethrin 7 082
Cucumbers from Dominican Republic ** 5 972 Inorganic bromide resulting from fumigation 5 377
Melons from Honduras ** 4 361 Zeta-Cypermethrin 4 170
Bananas from Guatemala ** 4 283 Thiabendazole 2 182
   Chlorpyrifos 2 072
Oranges from Italy * 4 086 Abamectin 610
   Carfentrazone-ethyl 609
   Aldicarb 608
   Zeta-Cypermethrin 608
   Fenamiphos 606
   Oxamyl 591
Bananas from Costa Rica ** 4 061 Thiabendazole 2 070
   Chlorpyrifos 1 966
Bananas from Ecuador ** 3 641 Thiabendazole 1 855
   Chlorpyrifos 1 762
Melons from Costa Rica ** 2 644 Zeta-Cypermethrin 2 529
Tomatoes from Netherlands * 2 270 Fosthiazate 508
   Carfentrazone-ethyl 508
   S-metolachlor 508
Bananas from Honduras ** 1 891 Thiabendazole 963
   Chlorpyrifos 915
Bell peppers from Spain * 1 597 Carfentrazone-ethyl 229
   Metolachlor 229
   S-metolachlor 229
   Methomyl 229
   Quinoxyfen 228
   Acibenzolar-S-methyl 226
   Fenamidone 226
Cucumbers from Honduras ** 1 531 Inorganic bromide resulting from fumigation 1 378
Bananas from Colombia ** 1 478 Thiabendazole 753
   Chlorpyrifos 715
Squash from Costa Rica ** 1 340 Methomyl 659
   Zeta-Cypermethrin 659
Melons from Panama ** 1 276 Zeta-Cypermethrin 1 221
  1. * EU
  2. ** Codex
  3. *** Reflects only pesticides modeled to be imported at levels greater than 1000 lb [454 kg] excess. (In case of bell peppers from Spain, no one pesticide was modeled at > 1000 l b so pesticides at lower levels are reported.)