Ecotoxicity of Non-Target Plants

A thorough and reliable non-target plant testing of your product…

Herbicides, plant protection products, plant growth regulators and biocides or biopesticides require extensive testing to assess their environmental effects. Non-target plant evaluation is a vital element of risk assessment.
We are confident to meet your individual needs with our broad range of GLP studies from screening to higher tier chronic plant tests.

…with all commercially available plant species
Your substance is tested in many types of laboratory non-target plant studies with a variety of species. All monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous species including wild herbage that are commercially available can be used in seedling emergence tests (acc. to OECD 208), vegetative vigour tests (acc. to OECD 227), volatilization tests from plants (acc. to BBA IV, part 6-1 (July 1990)), chronic plant toxicity tests (acc. to DIN/ISO/ASTM 15022030) and bioassays for the determination of ED-values for herbicides and selected following crops in soil (acc. to BBA 29 (1997) / EPPO PP 1/207).
On request, semi-field studies on non-target plants can be developed and conducted in cooperation with you.

…with all kinds of applications
The substance can be applied in or on the soil or on the foliage. If required, other application methods can be implemented and performed.

…with technical support
Being a member of the Smartlab cooperation, we collaborate with the TCI Hannover to improve laboratory automatization. For plant testing, a Smartglass approach is currently being optimized. From 2019, Smartglass-assisted documentation of plant conditions and symptoms will fasten laboratory processes immensely and guarantee a 100% direct documentation including photos.

…and all kinds of analytical monitoring.
Supporting concentration control analytics are a vital point for conducting studies with all types of products. Besides analysis of the application solutions, analysis of soil or leaf surfaces is possible. Analytical monitoring of other compartments will be established on demand.
We offer state-of-the-art highly sensitive accompanying chemical analytics using LC-MS/MS or LC-QTOF. With more than 30 years of experience, we can analyze a wide range of active ingredients as well as degradation products. All chemical methods are fully validated following the most recent guidelines and specifications of regulatory authorities (SANCO/3029/99 rev. 4, SANCO/3030/99 rev. 4).

You matter.
All our studies are conducted under GLP and supported by a broad range of experience in scientific work on plant protection products. We strive for complete transparency and a close communication during the course of your studies. Monthly status updates, guaranteed testing slots and real-time updates are only some examples of our customer service.

Interested? Your direct contact person:

Dr. Katja Maier
tel: +49 5066 7067-54


Kirsten McVean
tel: +49 5066 7067-51

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General Study Portfolio