Elements experts conduct herbicide and pesticide testing and analysis for water, food, and soil. We perform routine testing to help environmental consultants ensure food and water systems meet regulatory standards. 

Pesticides and herbicides are organic molecules applied to soil or plants for controlling weeds, insects, or diseases. When used on plants and soil, pesticides and herbicides may drift or leach into water sources. Water and solutions may be tested to determine the concentration of active ingredients.

Element offers pesticide testing for a variety of applications to reduce the risk of having products rejected and ensure they are compliant with current standards. Our experts analyze pesticides by isotope dilution Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectroscopy (GC/MS).

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry testing (GC/MS)

Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry analysis (GC/MS) is a method used to determine trace and single elements in complex chemical mixtures. It is a beneficial method for materials where a minimal amount of the compound under test is suspected. It is considered one of the most accurate tests available.

Standards we test to 

Our experts analyze soils and waters for organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides using a method based on US EPA 8270.

The Element advantage

Element is an ISO 17025 accredited global laboratory. We offer fast, efficient and accurate results for pesticide analysis and herbicide testing. Our experts are leaders in the field and on hand to provide advice and guidance on regulatory requirements. Contact our environmental experts for further information. 

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