Performance Research


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Food crop performance research studies how well active ingredients as specific formulated products manage diseases, pests, and weeds when used according to proposed application directions. This research is important because registrants (the companies that register products with EPA) don’t often have the resources to study niche crop protection. The results of this research allow registrants to have supporting efficacy and crop safety data to place new uses on labels.


  • Improved options for producing high quality specialty food crops
  • Determination of maximum residue limits (MRLs) to ensure safe food supply
  • Enhanced access to less costly and diverse fruits and vegetables to improve human nutrition

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