Pesticides or agricultural drugs are medicinal preparations, which are used to combat plant enemies in general. The use of pesticides, especially those that are particularly active, must be done carefully and in the smallest possible doses, not only because some of them are toxic in larger doses for the plants themselves, but also to limit the contamination of the environment .
There are different categories of Agricultural medicines:
✓ Insecticides, used to control insect pests.
✓ Fungicides, used to fight fungal pests.
✓ Special Pesticides, to fight other animal pests, or harmful animals e.g. rats, mice, etc.
✓ Herbicides that destroy most harmful weeds in crops (wild grasses), while not destroying grains, tree trunks, etc.
Agricultural drugs are used in a variety of ways, either on the seeds, or on the leaves that grow, or on the soil where they are grown, or in the areas where certain products are deposited.
All determinations are based on official methods, with state-of-the-art gas and liquid chromatography equipment combined with mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS).
Specifically, analyzes are carried out for:
✓ Active substances (insecticides, herbicides, fungicides)
✓ Polar pesticides (glyphospate, ethephon, phosphonic acid, diquat & paraquat, chlormequat & mepiquat)
✓ Modern biocides (BAC, DDAC, Chlorate, Perchlorates)
✓ Flexibility to customer requirements