The effects of pesticides and other substances on beneficial arthropods, pollinators, non-target plants and soil/sediment organisms are crucial for their respective environmental assessment. Noack Laboratorien offers both acute and reproduction studies on non-target arthropods split into soil organisms and predatory soil and leaf organisms in laboratory or extended test designs. The studies can also be performed as aged residue tests on various plant species.
Pollinators are the subject of immense interest in terms of environmental effects. We have established acute, larval and chronic feeding studies with honeybees and acute test on bumblebees. Field and semi-field studies on honeybees and earthworms can also be performed upon request.
Earthworms and sediment organisms like Lumbriculus variegatus and Caenorhabditis elegans are used to assess effects in the extensive matrices soil and sediment. We are also skilled in performing bioaccumulation studies with different species, please see section Environmental Fate for details.
A broad selection of monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous non-target crop and non-crop species is available for testing non-target plants, chronic toxicity in higher plants and effects on succeeding crops.