SERVICESEnvironmental Fate

Project Coordinator: Don Martens

The Environmental Fate division was started in 1989. Since that time we have established a reputation for excellence, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness which has led us to the forefront of the Good Laboratory Practice Compliant (GLP) Research Services.

Ag-Quest's Environmental Fate division offers a full range of services to our Environmental Fate clientele, all of which meet or exceed the requirements of the OECD GLP regulations, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 40 CFR Part 160 in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide (FIFRA) Act and Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) Regulatory Directive, DIR98-01, Good Laboratory Practice.

The Environmental Fate areas of expertise recognized to be GLP Compliant by the SCC in August, 1999 are as follows:

  • Residue studies (field phase)
  • Studies on behaviour in water, soil, and air; bioaccumulation
  • Studies on effects on mesocosms and natural ecosystems

Other services offered by this division are:

  • Regulatory Affairs - guiding clients through the requirements for product registration
  • Quality Assurance services
  • Study Management - supply, coordination and summary of multi-site studies
  • Study Plan Development and Review
  • Field Notebook Development and Review
  • Data Analysis and Summary
  • Final Report Preparation and Submission

Research Areas:

Greenhouse Studies

Field Studies

  • Crop Studies
  • Metabolism Studies
  • Rotational Crop Studies
  • Environmental Fate Studies
  • Raw Agricultural Commodity (RAC)
  • Terrestrial Field Dissipation and Accumulation
  • Aquatic Dissipation and Accumulation
  • GLP-compliant Confined Field Trials

Non-Target Studies

  • Drift Studies
    • Aerial Application
    • Ground Application

  • Exposure/Re-entry Studies

Other study types are available by request

Standard Operating Procedures:

All Ag-Quest locations use the same Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Forms. This facilitates consistent work from any of our four locations. Our SOPs cover all areas of research conducted at Ag-Quest and provide detail descriptions to ensure reproducibility.

Research Facilities:

Ag-Quest GLP compliant, SCC accredited research facilities are located in Western Canada at Minto MB, Elm Creek MB, Saskatoon SK and Taber AB. These locations allow our researchers to access PMRA / EPA zones 5, 7, 7A and 14. Each facility is built around experienced researchers with the expertise needed to consistently provide top quality results.

Quality Assurance:

Ag-Quest utilizes both in-house and contract Quality Assurance services. Services provided include critical phase inspection, final notebook auditing and facility inspection services.

If you are interested in conducting any environmental fate or other GLP-compliant field trials, please contact:

Don Martens, Test Site Management

(204) 736-9275