Environmental Analysis

We are committed to sustainable agriculture and consumers’ food safety in the Canaries, likewise the integrity and authenticity of local products. Our activity consists of analysing and monitoring pesticide residues in vegetable products and agricultural soils, in addition to studying the environmental behaviour of pesticides for agricultural use in the Canaries. We study the dissipation curves of pesticides in agricultural crops, doing field testing with phytosanitary products to this effect.

We have recently started a new line of activity consisting of characterisation of origin traceability of local products, using the isotopic relations of lightweight products in this study as an analytical tool.

As a specialised area in the study of pesticides in agriculture, we render services to the Canary Government Departments with competences in the control of phytosanitary product use and pesticide residues (General Directorate of Agriculture, Canary Institute of Agrifood Quality and General Directorate of Public Health), in addition to rendering services to the Canary archipelago insular and local administrations (Island Councils & Town Councils).

We have been the Official Canary Government Laboratory for pesticide residues in vegetables since 2009. Our Laboratory holds ENAC accredition accreditation to perform analysis testing of pesticide waste residues in vegetable products.

  • 2002

    Fruit and vegetable pesticide waste analysis service

    Response to the specific demand of the Canary fruit and vegetable sector, likewise administrations competent in the matter propitiates the launching of analysis of pesticide residues in fruit and vegetables.

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  • 2011

    ENAC Accreditation of Phytosanitary Waste Laboratory

    ENAC Accreditation of Canary Phytosanitary Waste Laboratory.

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  • 2017

    15 years serving the primary sector in the Canary Islands and promoving food security

    Multiple projects related to the study of the environmental behavior of pesticides used in Canarian intensive agriculture (DIPLAVID, TOMAPLAG, RURALPEST, PERVEMAC I and II), have been shaping the activity of the Department from its beginning to the presents days.

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  • 2019

    Study of isotopic relations to study traceability of product origin

    New line of activity – Study of isotopic relations to study traceability of product origin

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