Pesticide Residue Testing
APAL conducts testing for specific pesticides that may be present within your sample. Test samples sent to APAL are analysed for specific pesticides in either the OrganoChlorine (OC) or OrganoPhosphate(OP) categories.

Why test?

In addition to heavy metals, these pesticides are generally accepted as potential contaminants of soil and produce and can also negatively impact human and animal health if present in excess quantities.

Organo-Chlorines include:

  • Aldrin
  • Alpha – BHC
  • Alpha – Endosulphan Beta – BHC
  • Beta – Endosulphan
  • Chlordane (a, g, oxy-Chlordane)
  • DDD
  • DDT
  • Delta – BHC
  • Dieldrin
  • Endosulphan Sulphate
  • Endrin
  • Endrin Aldehyde
  • Heptachlor
  • Heptachlorepoxide
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Lindane (gamma BHC)
  • Methoxychlor

Organo-Phosphates include:

  • Chlorpyrifos
  • Chlorpyrifos Methyl
  • Diazinon
  • Ethion
  • Fenitrothion
  • Fenthion
  • Malathion
  • Parathion
  • Parathion Methyl
  • Ronnel

Please contact us for specific targeted testing options.

Submitting Samples

It's easy to submit your samples for testing. To see how APAL can work best for you, select your business type.

Don't forget that you can track the status of your testing at any time on our APAL Online Portal.

For Farmers

APAL works with farmers to enable full variable rate farming by providing them with invaluable insight into paddock soil, and the technology to ensure consistent testing year after year.

For Agronomists & Stores

APAL works with agronomists and stores to give growers the confidence they need to hit yield targets and cut back on fertiliser expenses.

For Researchers

APAL works with researchers to provide analysis on soil properties and plant tissues, to improve their specialist knowledge.

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