According to the will of legislators, residues of plant protection products in crops should be as low as possible while maintaining proper use. On the other hand, they may not exceed levels that could put people’s health at risk. We are able to conduct 14
C plant degradation/metabolism and confined rotational crop studies both in the field and in the greenhouse. Besides arable crops (cereals, lettuce, potatoes, etc.) field-grown grapevines and fruit trees can also be used.
The residue concentration of active ingredients and metabolites can be quantified at different dates following conventional application. State-of-the-art analysis equipment (e.g. LC-MS/MS coupling) is available to identify the metabolites.