This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to pesticides. Content will cover aspects from pesticide screening, safety and residue analysis to the development of pesticide alternatives.
Pesticides – Highlights
Advances in Pesticide Residue Analysis
Across the globe, cannabis is slowly becoming more widely accepted as a useful medicinal product and a mainstream commercial good. But with this comes an increased need for better safety testing, standardization, and quality control.
Pesticides have been key in enabling producers to keep up with growing global food demands, but must be used with caution. Download this infographic to learn what pesticides are, why we test for them, what we test for and the techniques used to achieve this.
Alternative Pesticide Screening Techniques for the Agricultural Industry
The development of technical grade pesticides has enabled farmers to reduce crop losses, but it is important to recognize that pesticides are toxic by design, and so it is also important to have sufficient technology to monitor their presence in our produce and on our farmland. We take a look at some alternative techniques that are being applied to this issue.
8 Top Tips For Pesticide Screening
Pesticides help to maximise food crop production however, the potential for them to remain in consumer products and the environment is of significant concern due to their potentially harmful effects. Effective screening is therefore imperative to prevent pesticides from entering the food chain or contaminating the environment.
Plant Stress Response Harnessed in Test For Hazardous Chemicals
Scientists have modified proteins involved in plants’ natural response to stress, making them the basis of innovative tests for multiple chemicals, including banned pesticides and deadly, synthetic cannabinoids.
Simple Strategy Developed To Detect Organophosphorus Pesticide Residues
A novel and simple ratiometric fluorescence sensor was recently developed for selective and visual quantitative detection of glyphosate pesticide residues.
GC-MS Principle, Instrument and Analyses and GC-MS/MS
Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is an important technique in the analytical chemist's armory. In this article we explore how GC-MS and GC-MS/MS work, what they can tell us, their strengths, weaknesses and applications.
Pesticides Detected on Fruit in Minutes With Nano-Sensor
Researchers have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal of chemicals.
Revolutionizing Quat Pesticide Determination and Quantitation Workflows To Protect Food Supply
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is providing laboratories performing food safety analysis with a new ion chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (IC-MS/MS) workflow solution for regulatory compliant, cost-effective and reliable analysis of quaternary ammonium pesticides (Quats).
Waters Introduces Xevo TQ Absolute
Waters Corporation has introduced the new Xevo™ TQ Absolute system, the most sensitive and compact benchtop tandem mass spec in its class.
Parallel Evaporator Improves Bioremediation Sample Preparation
BioChromato Inc. has published an interview that describes a new bioremediation technique developed by a leading Environmental Research Center and how the Smart Evaporator C1 offers a productive tool for preparing microbial degradation culture media for analysis.