A pesticide, or a plant protection product, is any substance or mixture of substances used to destroy, suppress or alter the life cycle of anything that is not wanted on a crop. A pesticide can be a naturally derived or synthetically produced substance and can also be an organism, for example, the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis which is used to control a number of insect pests.
Pesticides include, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, lures, rodenticides and repellents. They are used in commercial, domestic, urban and rural environments. There are currently thousands of pesticide products registered. A lot of the products are allowed to use in several different legislations and others are not (any more).
Primoris started as a lab with the specialty of just pesticides and therefore we have a lot of experience with these products.
At Primoris, specialists work on this topic. It is made sure that legislation on pesticides is always up to date in our system so your results will always be shown with the right and updated legislation.
Primoris has developed multi-residue methods not with the purpose to obtain the largest scope possible, but to produce relevant analysis methods which are providing the highest possible assurance.
Primoris analyses pesticides on a wide range of products such as fresh vegetables, fruit and potatoes, ...
Primoris started as a lab with the specialty of just pesticides and therefore we have a lot of experience with the residue analysis of pesticides in food and feed.
Our lab forms part of the Tech Lane Campus in Ghent (also known as Technology Park). Should you wish to deliver samples or if you are planning a physical visit to our lab, we want to clarify the new traffic regulation.
The analytical method QU2 is a challenging analysis to execute in a high-quality way. Thanks to our daily strive for quality and the highest reliability, we will be able to offer, as of Monday 23 August, the QU2 method under accreditation for fruit, vegetables, oilseeds and cereals.
Using state-of-the-art technology is a definite must if you want to offer the highest reliability in terms of analytical results, speed and service. Thanks to daily investments and the use of the newest technology, we will lower the reporting limit on 18 June for a number of components included in our multiresidue methods and we will also add a number of components to our scope:
Research and development are an important part of the Primoris activities.
To support these developments, we always consider evolutions in market demands and legislation. Maximal risk coverage is becoming increasingly important within pesticide residue analysis, which can be contributed to the increased focus on food safety. Furthermore, we have noticed a growing market demand for lower reporting limits.