We investigate and assess the environmental risk of plant protection products according to national and international legislation covering their registration (especially EC 1107/2009). While also applying standardized test procedures we focus on the development and application of targeted higher-tier studies such as fish life cycle tests and mesocosm studies, including chemical analysis.
Our experimental work is supported and augmented by statistics, and exposure and effect modeling. In the scope of national and international projects and committees, we contribute to the improvement of methods and strategies aiming to quantify the environmental risks of plant protection products and to minimize uncertainties.
Our experience with studies carried out for pesticide manufacturers and our activities for and in cooperation with governmental agencies allows us to act as a scientific mediator between industry and regulatory bodies in the context of study assessments or when an optimal test strategy has to be defined.