We are closed on 30th of May & 10th of June

Due to Ascension Day, on 30th of May, we will be closed. On Friday, 31st of May, we will be pleased to help you from 08:00.

On Monday 10th of June we will be closed as well, due to Whitsun.

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 calcium has been developed.

– The reporting limit for chlormequat and mepiquat has been changed from 0.01 to 0.005 mg/kg.

– The accreditation and the reporting limits of the specific heavy metals have been added.


– The Analysis list of the GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS screening for cereals has been expanded.

– The reporting limit for chlormequat and mepiquat have been changed from 0.01 to 0.005 mg/kg.

– The accreditation and the reporting limit of the specific heavy metals have been added.


– The Analysis list of the GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS for water screening has been expanded with 57 components.

– The accreditation and the reporting limits of heavy metals have been added.

– A specific analysis for Prohexadione calcium has been developed.

– A specific analysis for 6-benzyladenine has been developed.

Additional components for the standard screening in water

BixafenCyhexatin / AzocyclotinFenbutatinoxideIsouronSedaxane


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 van Marrewijk:  i.vanmarrewijk@agrocontrol.nl

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 (BNN) is an organization that guarantees the interests of the organic sector. The quality of the laboratories with a BNN approval is guaranteed by the strict requirements applicable for the methods of analysis. With the renewed and broader scope of our BNN recognition, we hope to serve the organic sector even better.

Our new BNN-certificate can be found here

GAFTA-certificate for Grain

Groen Agro Control has received the GAFTA-certificate for Grain.
With this certificate we are able to expand our services for companies that trade in agricultural commodities.
Besides the GAFTA-certificate for grain, we will obtain the GAFTA-certificate for animal feed in the nearby future.

Please visit our website for all our certificates and acknowledgements.


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 heavy metals, pesticide residues, mycotoxins and microbiological parameters. These specific requirements are applicable to onions and potatoes. If you export onions or potatoes to Indonesia, our laboratory can be of service with fast and reliable analysis on pesticide residues and heavy metals.

The extension of our recognition can be found on our website.

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 mg/kg

Some German Retail companies have added Matrin to their Blacklist meaning that suppliers have to make sure that their produce are free from Matrin residue. Matrin is measured our multi-residu screening and can be found on Analysis list v20 for fresh produce.

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, Mercury, Lead, Nickel, Tin, Silver and Zinc.

Our ISO -17025 Operations list is available on our website.

Groen Agro Control present at the HortiContact 2019

On 19, 20 and 21 February we are present at the HortiContact in Gorinchem. You can find us at stand number K129. Feel free to drop by to get acquainted or make an appointment with Ines van Marrewijk via i.vanmarrewijk@agrocontrol.nl.

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 our website.