Crop protection products can impact the terrestrial environment in complex ways, making assessment of the terrestrial ecotoxicity challenging. In part, this is due to the diversity of terrestrial organisms, which include plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, and because they live both in and on the soil. To conduct effective terrestrial ecotoxicology studies you therefore need to understand the wider connectivity of ecosystem so you can put the effect of any single crop protection product into context. Labcorp can advise you on terrestrial ecotoxicology study design and conduct some or all the studies you need to meet regulatory endpoints and requirements across the globe.
Terrestrial ecotoxicology endpoints are a requirement of most worldwide crop protection product regulators
Regulators across the world require terrestrial ecotoxicology endpoints that prove the potential hazard posed by your crop protection product. They demand robust and reliable data on the impact of your crop protection product on plants, soil-based microorganisms and invertebrates (such as earthworms), as well as non-target arthropods, particularly pollinators such as honeybees. You need to generate and compile a dossier of evidence, conducted to international standards and suited for submission to each specific regulator.
Your ideal partner to generate high-quality terrestrial ecotoxicology data for your crop protection product
We can leverage expertise from a wide team of ecotoxicology scientists and build a dedicated team focused on delivering a solution that works for you and your crop protection product. You will be supported by study directors, ecotoxicology experts, apidologists and analytical chemists, working collaboratively to design and execute your terrestrial ecotoxicology studies. All studies are performed to recognized international standards and aligned to your specific regulatory requirements.
A full suite of terrestrial ecotoxicology assessments to meet your crop protection product needs
Labcorp has extensive experience performing terrestrial ecotoxicology studies accordingly to international test guidelines. As well as standard laboratory studies, our broad-experience can be used to design non-standard, tailored and higher tier studies, including semi-field/field studies, to meet specific regulatory needs.
Our standard ecotoxicology studies for crop protection products includes: