Agrochemicals

Rovaltain Research Company

Agrochemicals services

RRCo offers assistance to test the efficacy of your pure substances or your formulated products (PPP – efficacy test…). Physical-chemical properties, ecotoxicological and environmental studies, RRCo offers a range of services suitable to your request.

RRCo offers efficacy trials for your agrochemicals products.

Indoor Plots

RRCo offers to carry out efficacy trials in real exposure conditions

  • Temperature 17 – 24 °C
  • Hygrometry
  • Lighting
  • Various replicates with a surface area of 1m2 and a depth till 1m.

Lighting

Thanks to its last generation equipment, RRCo offers to adapt the lighting on your trials. Light spectrum is thus optimise to match with a desired geographical area.

Surface available

With a surface area of 250m2 RRCo can implement a large number of plot with a surface area of 1m2 each. We can thus test different modalities with a defined number of replicates in the same conditions..

In order to simulate real exposition conditions, RRCo dispose of a spraying chamber.

Terrestrial ecotoxicological tests

RRCo aims to offer tests allowing to define the ecotoxicity on terrestrial organisms and plants.

  • OECD 207 Earthworm, Acute Toxicity Tests
  • OECD 208 Terrestrial Plant Test: Seedling Emergence and Seedling Growth Test
  • OECD 209 Activated Sludge, Respiration Inhibition Test (Carbon and Ammonium Oxidation)
  • OECD 216 Soil Microorganisms: Nitrogen Transformation Test
  • OECD 217 Soil Microorganisms: Carbon Transformation Test
  • OECD 222 Earthworm Reproduction Test (Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei)
  • OECD 227 Terrestrial Plant Test: Vegetative Vigour Test
  • OECD 232 Collembolan Reproduction Test in Soil
  • Aphidius rhopalosiphi : Mead Briggs et al. 2000 – A laboratory test for evaluating the effects of plant protection products on the parasitic wasp, Aphidius rhopalosiphi (DeStephani-Perez) (Hymenoptera, Braconidae)*
  • Aleochara : Grimm et al. 2000 – A test for evaluating the chronic effects of plant protection products on the rove beetle Aleochara bilineata Gyll. (Coleoptera : Staphylinidae) under laboratory*
  • Chrysoperla carnea : Vogt et al. 2000 – Laboratory method to test effects of plant protection products on larvae of Chrysoperla carnea (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae)*
  • OECD 226 : Preadory mites reproduction test in soil (Hypoaspis aculeifer)*
  • Pardosa sp.: Heimbach et al. 2000 – A method for testing effects of plant protection products on spiders of the genus Pardosa (Araneae, Lycosidae) under Laboratory conditions*
  • Total fauna : ACTA – Impact des produits phytosanitaires sur la faune auxiliaire, experimental methodology in orchards (1994)
  • Typhlodromus pyri : Blümel et al. 2000 – Laboratory residual contact test with the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten (Acari : Phytoseiidae) for regulatory testing of plant protection products
  • Typhlodromus pyri & Kampimodromus aberrans : *
    • Blümel et al. 2000 – Laboratory residual contact test with the predatory mite Typhlodromus pyri Scheuten (Acari : Phytoseiidae) for regulatory testing of plant protection products;
    • CEB N°192 : Méthode d’étude des effets non intentionnels sur les Phytoseiidae (=Typhlodromes) en arboriculture ;
    • CEB N°167 : Méthode pour l’évaluation des effets non intentionnels a moyen terme sur les phytoseiidae (=Typhlodromes) de la vigne des préparations PHYTOPHARMACEUTIQUES utilisées en traitement des parties aériennes

All our studies can be conducted in compliance with « Good Laboratory Practice »

RRCo aims to offer terrestrial ecotoxicological tests according to the OECD Guidelines or ISO norms.

For organic substance, RRCo offers to develop and validate analytical methods allowing test item monitoring during the various phase of test.
* Tests in partnership with ENIGMA

We can test the different species listed here below:

Adalia bipunctata, Amblydromalus limonicus, Amblyseius andersoni, Amblyseius californicus, Amblyseius cucumeris, Amblyseius degenerans, Amblyseius swirskii, Anagyrus fusciventris, Anagyrus pseudococci, Aphdius ervi, Aphelinus abdominalis, Aphidius colemani, Aphidius matricariae, Aphidoletes aphidimyza, Aphytis melinus, Atheta coriaria, Chilocurus nigritus, Coccinella septempunctata, Coccophagus sp., Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Dacnusa sibirica, Delphastus catalinae, Diglyphus isaea, Encarsia citrina, Encarsia forsoma, Eretmocerus eremicus, Exochomus quadripustulatus, Feltiella acarisuga, Forficula auricularia, Leptomastidea abnormis, Leptomastix dactylopii, Leptomastix epona, Macrolophus, pygmaeus, Metaphycus flavus, Metaphycus helvolus, Microterys flavus, Neoseiulus californicus, Orius laevigatus, Phytoseiulus persimilis, Rodolia cardinalis, Sphaerophoria rueppellii

Aquatic ecotoxicological tests

RRCo aims to offer tests allowing to define the ecotoxicity on aquatic organisms.

    • OECD 201 Freshwater Alga and Cyanobacteria, Growth Inhibition Test
    • OECD 202 Daphnia sp. Acute Immobilisation Test
    • OECD 203 (water and sea water) Fish, Acute Toxicity Test
    • OECD 210 Fish, Early-life Stage Toxicity Test
    • OECD 211 Daphnia magna Reproduction Test
    • OECD 212Fish, Short-term Toxicity Test on Embryo and Sac-Fry Stages
    • OECD 215 Fish, Juvenile Growth Test
    • OECD 218 Sediment-Water Chironomid Toxicity Using Spiked Sediment
    • OECD 219 Sediment-Water Chironomid Toxicity Using Spiked Waternt
    • OECD 221 Lemna sp. Growth Inhibition Test
    • OECD 236 Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) Teste
    • OECD 238  Sediment-Free Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test
    • OECD 239 Water-Sediment Myriophyllum Spicatum Toxicity Test

    All the experiments can be carried out according to GLP « Good Laboratory Practice »

    RRCo aims to offer aquatic ecotoxicological tests according to the OECD Guidelines or ISO norms.

    For effluent, pure substance, multi-constituent, UVCB or with specific physical-chemical or toxicological properties (volatility, insolubility, toxicity level 2) RRCo offers to adapt tests to a regulatory needs.

    For organic substance, RRCo offers to develop and validate analytical methods allowing test item monitoring during the various phase of test.

 RRCo Expands Your Horizons…

In order to save time with your laboratories screenings, RRCo offers to carry out indoor trials without seasonal weather constraint.

Stability - Storage

Do you need stability/storage study? RRCo offers assistance in analytical method development and analysis of your product – accelerated and long term studies.

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