It is a regulatory requirement that most agrochemical and veterinary products are evaluated for their side-effects on soil invertebrates. In addition, under the European Regulation (EC) 528/2012, many other biocidal chemicals (disinfectants, preservatives, etc.) now have to be tested for effects on such organisms.
We are also able to carry out studies to determine the effects of treatments on the soil meso- and macro fauna.
Standard ecological sampling methods and extraction techniques (such as Tullgren funnels) are used in making a full faunal audit of soil invertebrates both before and at intervals after treatment. This is one of the best ways for assessing gross effects on key groups such as springtails (Collembola) and soil mites.
Listed below are some of the most widely used tests provided by the laboratory. In addition to these Mambo-Tox has an extensive portfolio of other tests and, where appropriate, can develop specific tests and analytical suites for your business.