The zero residue management system for apples

Apple growers and retailers are under continuing pressure to reduce reliance upon traditional crop protection products and the resulting residues that can be found in the fruit. This factsheet provides useful information on the outcomes of several AHDB and Defra funded research projects which developed growing systems to produce fruit that is free from detectable residues. It includes information on:

  • Research results
  • Details of how to approach control of scab, mildew, insect pests and storage rots
  • How to set up a zero residues management system orchard

This information was last updated in 2011.

Useful links

Further guidance on the apple best practice guide