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TestAmerica Expands Suite of Analytical Services for Agricultural Pesticides


TestAmerica’s laboratory in Cedar Falls, Iowa has expanded its analytical capabilities to provide more comprehensive services for the evaluation of trace levels of agricultural chemicals and byproducts in environmental matrices.

Utilizing an adaptation of the current SW-846 8141 methodology, combined with techniques employed under method 8270C, the laboratory has developed an innovative analytical process with proven advantages including: extended target compound lists, better compound selectivity, improved accuracy, and a more rapid analytical process. Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers have long been used to protect and improve food production within the agricultural industry. Locations where chemicals have been manufactured, distributed and applied are often identified as areas of concern for soil and groundwater contamination. Risk evaluation efforts at these sites are being greatly improved through the use of advanced analytical techniques.

TestAmerica laboratories hold compound specific NELAC accreditation for agricultural chemical testing applications, providing accurate and defensible data results under a rigorous quality control program. With the continuous expansion of testing capabilities for agricultural chemicals, TestAmerica currently maintains certifications in the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 37 laboratories and 29 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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 agricultural chemicals

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