Dicamba volatility tests via Humidome set-up at Symbiotic Research

Symbiotic Research - A Tentamus Company

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(PresseBox) - SYMBIOTIC RESEARCH, LLC(SRL), announces the expansion of its agrochemical research services into conducting humidome studies with Dicamba formulations.

US-EPA has requested companies marketing Dicamba formulations to use humidome set-ups to evaluate the effects of defined parameters on secondary movement of Dicamba.n of Dicamba resistant crops, agrochemical companies have started to formulate Dicamba into their formulation to prevent further weed resistance build-up.

Since Dicamba is inherently volatile, it has introduced new challenges for the farmers dealing with potential damages to adjacent crops. Dicamba manufacturers are forced to develop new formulations in which the volatility of Dicamba is minimized. In assessing the volatility of the improved formulations, there are three general alternatives:

Wind tunnel tests which analyze the volatility of a pesticide by studying its drift potential using highly sophisticated, stationary equipment

Field volatilization tests which determine the volatility of the pesticide under field conditions

Humidome tests which determine the short-term volatilization potential of a pesticide within a controlled test environment

The standard Wind Tunnel and Field Volatilization tests are notoriously expensive and take many days or weeks to complete. In contrast, Humidome tests are rapid (in general, 24-hrs tests) and repeatable, making them economically viable. Therefore, multiple formulations can be tested very efficiently in a short timespan to identify the ideal formulation.

Early 2018, per request from one of its strategic agrochemical partners, a team of experts at Symbiotic Research started to work on developing a prototype sprayer system which is capable of applying proper amounts of Dicamba formulations onto each humidome tray filled with soil.rature and humidity-controlled laboratories to incubate humidomes over 24 hours. Simultaneously, the team developed an LC-MS/MS quantitative method to monitor the levels of volatilized dicamba in filter-trap assemblies.



In 2019, Symbiotic Research conducted its first humidome study for submission to the US-EPA. Hundreds of humidomes were successfully tested using various Dicamba and spray mix formulations ? all were sprayed, incubated, and analyzed for the Dicamba levels with a short turnaround time. The team is now gearing up to increase the output by at least 400% to keep up with potential continuous testing for upcoming years.

About Symbiotic Research

SRL (a Tentamus company) is a C-14 licensed contract research facility and which provides in-life and analytical research services. SRL is a fully GLP compliant laboratory that has expanded its services over the years to cover a broad range of agrochemical R&D services such as product chemistry, formulation analysis support, animal feeding/residue studies, metabolism studies in plant, animal & soil, environmental fate studies and recently Humidome studies. SRL is located at 350 Clark Drive, Mount Olive, NJ 07828.

www.SymbioticResearch.com

Tentamus Group GmbH was founded in 2011. Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China, Japan, India and the USA. Accredited and licensed Tentamus Group tests, audits and consults on all products involving the human body (food & feed, pharmaceuticals & medical, agrosciences, cosmetics, agriculture & environment and nutraceutical & supplements). Tentamus Group is represented in over 65 locations worldwide. More than 2,500 highly-trained staff members work in over 2.5 million square feet of laboratory and office spaces. For further information please visit www.tentamus.com.

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Tentamus Group GmbH was founded in 2011. Tentamus is a global product and safety group with a core presence in Europe, UK, Israel, China, Japan, India and the USA. Accredited and licensed Tentamus Group tests, audits and consults on all products involving the human body (food&feed, pharmaceuticals&medical, agrosciences, cosmetics, agriculture&environment and nutraceutical&supplements). Tentamus Group is represented in over 65 locations worldwide. More than 2,500 highly-trained staff members work in over 2.5 million square feet of laboratory and office spaces. For further information please visit www.tentamus.com.Tentamus GroupAn der Industriebahn 513088 Berlin, Germanywww.tentamus.com

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Date: 06/05/2020 - 02:21
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