Non-target arthropods

Non-target arthropod (NTA) studies are designed to assess the effects of test item applications on non-target arthropod communities (i.e. insects other than the ones the pesticide is intended to control) under real farming practices. These NTA studies can be designed to address specific organism groups or full fauna communities and they may be conducted in- or off-crop (e.g. in grassland). 

Study designs, sampling methods and the level of taxonomic precision can be customised to match our clients’ needs. Data is subsequently subjected to state-of-the art statistical analysis, including evaluation of treatment-related effects by principle response curve (PRC).