Laboratory studies to examine the effects of droplet size, temperature, humidity and air velocity on the evaporation of pesticide formulations.
Laboratory bioassays and efficacy comparisons of chemical and biological pesticide formulations.
Demonstration of ULV application technology for the aerial application Bacillus thuringiensis against forest insect pests in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republics, Chile and the United States.
Field evaluation of improved application technology for the control of Late Blight on potatoes.
Review and compilation of information on data requirements for the assessment of pesticide drift and environmental impact for the development of pesticide buffer zones.
Field evaluation and predictive modeling of spray deposit and drift of pesticide sprays in agriculture, forestry and public health.
Review of national and international regulatory data requirements and guidelines related to pesticide drift.
Evaluation of agricultural spray drift as a factor in the contamination of the Aconcagua river watershed in Chile.
Model estimation of airborne spray cloud concentrations and spray deposit on the ground resulting from aerial and ground applications of insecticide for the control of mosquitoes.
Transfer of Canadian technology to improve the management and use of pesticides in Chilean agriculture.
Transfer of Canadian technology to strengthen the institutional framework for the management of pesticides in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Peer Review of draft report on Toxicological Risk Assessment Pertaining to Potential Occupational and Related Exposures Associated with Herbicide Spraying Operations.
Development of Standard Operating Procedures for herbicide management (environmental protection, transport, storage, mixing and loading, maintenance and calibration, application, monitoring, record keeping and emergency response).
Examination of a possible operational coordinating structure for implementing the National Forest Pest Strategy based on the model of the Canadian Inter-Agency Forest Fire Centre.
Examples of Past Projects
AGRIFOR BIOTECHNICAL SERVICES LTD.
Contract Research and Inter-disciplinary expertise in Pesticide Application Technology and Pesticide Risk Reduction
Offering specialized knowledge and experience to government agencies, pest managers, grower organizations and the pesticide industry