Entries by Lucas

Updates to the multi-residue screening for fresh produce, cereals and water

The specialists of our pesticide residue laboratory have completed a number of important developments. For the matrices Fresh Produce, Cereals and water various improvements have been made to the analysis methods. New analysis lists for fresh produce, cereals and water are valid from the 23rd of April. Fresh Produce: – A specific analysis for Prohexadione […]

Fast and reliable analysis for ToBRFV

Just recently we have developed a quick and reliable analysis for the determination of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). A specific real-time PCR assay has been developed which can be applied to various types of samples such as crop, water and swab samples from surfaces or materials. For more information you can contact Ines […]

Expansion of our BNN-certificate for cereals and vegetable oils

We have received an extension of our BNN certificate for cereals and vegetable oils. Our laboratory currently meets the requirements that BNN sets for the analysis of pesticide residues for organic products in the following groups: AGF processed fruit and vegetables, Cereals, grains, rice, oil seeds and vegetable oils. Tea and spices Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren […]

Specific analyses for the export of onions and potatoes to Indonesia.

On 25th of  March 2019, the recognition of Groen Agro Control by the Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) was extended for a period of 3 years. Certain products intended for export to Indonesia must meet specific requirements. Trade parties that export these goods to Indonesia must have their products analysed by an accredited laboratory on […]

Analysis of Matrin in fresh produce

Currently there is a lot of attention for the active ingredient Matrin. This is an alkaloid produced by plants of the genus Sophora and is used as an insecticide in various crops in some countries. Matrin is currently not registered in the EU as a plant protection product and therefore has an MRL of 0.01 […]

Accredited analysis of heavy metals in soil and compost

Many of our analyses are performed according to ISO 17025 accredited methods. Just recently our analysis of heavy metals in soil and compost has received a positive evaluation by the Board of Accreditation. We are able to perform accredited analysis of the following heavy metals in soil and compost: Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chrome, Cobalt, Copper, […]

Updates to the MRL-legislation

Recently, two new regulations 2019/38 and 2019/50 were published by the EU announcing adjustments to the MRLs. Regulation 2019/50 describes MRL adaptations of chlorantraniliprole, clomazone, cyclaniliprool, fenazaquin, fenpicoxamid, fluoxastrobin, lambda-cyhalothrin, mepiquat, onion oil, thiacloprid and valifenalate and will enter into force retroactively from 1 January 2019. More information about MRL updates can be found on […]