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EFFICACY & SELECTIVITY TRIALS (GEP)

Trialcamp started doing officially recognized trials in 1994, with the GEP certification of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture number EOR15/96. Trialcamp has experience in the evaluation of experimental, developmental and registered products in accordance with EPPO Guidelines, OECD, National GAPs and SETAC Guidelines for field and laboratory trials.

Trialcamp cooperates extensively with different European CRO Companies along Europe, which allow us to manage multi-site and multidisciplinary projects, always thinking in the needs of our clients.

Trialcamp owns three fully equipped experimental sites that give us the capability of finding or creating any disease or pest necessary for the success of the trials, if needed. Our experience in performing trials under GEP includes any type of crop and pest.

Our Trialists and Study Directors have a wide experience in the field of research and are capable of designing the study plans according to the client needs. Reports are written in English and include all the information of the trial documented by the most up-to-date version of ARM software. Reports are adapted to the needs of our clients.

GEP Trials:

– Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides

– Bactericides

– PGR (Plan growth regulators)

– Demostration trials

– Varietal evaluation trials

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Effects on honey bees
and other polinators

Apis mellifera

Acute oral and contact toxicity “Test limit” EPPO guideline 170, OECD guidelines 213 and 214.
Acute oral and contact toxicity “Calculation of LD50” EPPO guideline 170, OECD guidelines 213 and 214.
Residual toxicity. Guideline EPA OPPTS 850.3030
Chronic Feeding Tests To assess the effects (lethal and sublethal) on permanent exposure to low concentrations of test item to honey bees over  a period of 10 days.
Larval toxicity test Guidelines OECD 237, Aupinel (2005, 2007), Huang (2009)
Bee brood study(Oomen method) Guidelines: OECD75; Oomen et al. (1992)
Bombus terrestris Acute oral and contact toxicity “Calculation of LD50”. EPPO guideline 170 and OECD guidelines 213 and 214 (oral test adapted to individual feeding of bumblebees).

Apis mellifera & Bombus terrestres

Field trials, greenhouse and tunnel tests: Effects of the product on the colonies of bees and bumblebees Guidelines OEPP/EPPO 170, OEPP/EPPO 22, OECD 75

Effects on other<br/> arthropods (NTA

Aphidius rhopalosiphi
Effects on mortality and reproduction. Standard and extended laboratory studies are carried out under controlled environmental conditionsby exposing adults of Aphidius rhopalosiphi to fresh, dried pesticide residues applied to glass plates, leaves or plants (bean).
Assessment of the duration of effects: Aged residue The duration of effects is assessed by a series of bioassays, exposing test organisms to treated leaves of plants after different periods of ageing of the residues (e.g. days or weeks) under semi-field/field conditions.
  Typhlodromus pyri
Effects on mortality and reproduction. Standard and extended laboratory studies are carried out under controlled environmental conditions by exposing protonymphs of Typhlodromus pyri to fresh, dried pesticide residues applied to glass plates, leaves or plants (bean/bamboo).
Assessment of the duration of effects: aged residue Duration of effects assessed by a series of bioassays, exposing test organisms to treated leaves of plants after different periods of ageing of the residues under semi-field conditions.
  Chrysoperla carnea
Effects on mortality and reproduction. Extended laboratory studies are carried out under controlled environmental conditions by exposing larvae of Chrysoperla carnea to fresh, dried pesticide residues applied on plant material.
  Orius laevigatus
Effects mortality Extended laboratory studies are carried out under controlled environmental conditions by exposing adults of Orius laevigatus to fresh, dried pesticide residues applied on plant material.
  Coccinella septempunctata L.
Assessment of the duration of effects of the formulate Extended laboratory methods to evaluate the acute residual toxicity of a plant protection product on the larvae of Coccinella septempunctata L. as well as sublethal effects on the reproductive performance of the emerging adults.
  Other representative species
Standard and extended laboratory trials Standard and extended laboratory methods to evaluate the acute residual toxicity of a plant protection product on the larvae of representative species as well as sublethal effects on the reproductive performance of the emerging adults.
Field and semi-field trials Field and semi-field trials to determine short- and long-term effects on a test substance applied under normal agricultural conditions according to the proposed use pattern on naturally occurring arthropod populations.


Effects on soil organisms

Eisenia foetida Acute toxicity Guidelines OECD 207/ISO 11268-1
Effects on reproduction, mortality and growth Guidelines OECD 222/ISO 11268-2
Folsomia sp Effects on reproduction, mortality and growth Guidelines OCDE 232/ISO 11267:1999(E).
Hypoaspis aculeifer Effects on reproduction, mortality and growth Guideline OECD 226
Aleochara bilineata Reproductive capacity Guidelines to evaluate side-effects of plant protection products tonon-target arthropods.
Poecilus cupreus Lethal and sublethal effects on adult carabid beetles Guidelines to evaluate side-effects of plant protection products to non-target arthropods.


Effects on non target<br/> plants (NTP)

Effects on emergence and early growth

Guideline OECD 208.
Effects on vegetative vigour Guideline OECD 227.

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RESIDUE STUDIES

Trialcamp obtained the GLP certification (00/8/GLP12) for residue studies in 1998, which makes us one of the pioneering companies in research on residues under good laboratory practice conditions.

Our Trialists, Study Directors and Quality Assurance Staff have gained an in-depth experience over all these years by taking in a wide-range of crops and application methods, which have given us the capability of solving and assuming any problem under any circumstance.

Trialcamp cooperates extensively with different European laboratories and other CRO collaborators acting as Study Director of the whole phase and managing multi-site and multidisciplinary projects.

Trialcamp owns three experimental sites, which give us the capability of finding any crop in the best interest of our clients.

Residue trials:                                                                                                                                            

– Magnitude of residue (Harvest, Decline, Reverse Decline Studies)

– Rotational crop Studies (different sowing/planting times with different crops)

– Soil dissipation Studies

– Dislodgeable Foliar Residues (DFR)

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PROCESSING (GLP) AND TAINT TEST TRIALS (GEP)

Fruits and vegetables like other foods pass through culinary and food processing treatments before they are consumed. Some toxic metabolites may be produced during processing treatments. That is why processing studies have become a part of pesticide registration requirements.

TRIALCAMP has an in-depth experience in the production of a wide range of fruit and vegetable processing:

 Processing of fruits
 Citrus fruits:  Juice, Dry pomace, Jam, Essential Oil, Canned fruit
 Stone fruit:  Juice, Marmalade, Canned fruit, Dried fruit
 Pomme fruit:  Juice, Dry pomace, Marmalade/Sauce, Canned fruit
 Grape:  White wine, Red wine, Rainsings, Juice, Dry pomace
 Olives:  Canned olives black and green, Raw oil, refined oil
 Banana:  Dried fruit
 Processing of Vegetables
 Tomato:  Juice, Puree, Ketchup, Tomato paste, Canned tomto, Dried tomato
 Other Vegetables:  Canned Vegetables, Cooked vegetables, Dried Vegetables
 Processing of Cereals
 Rice:  Paddy rice, husked rice and polished rice
 Other Cereals:  Flour, Bread
Processing of Oleaginous Seeds
Seedrape, cotton, sunflower:   Raw oil, refined oil

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POST-HAVERST TRIALS (GEP and GLP)

Trials are conducted at TRIALCAMP facilities, using our own application equipment for drenching, low volume spray in packaging line, dip bath in hot water, fumigation, etc.

Fruit boxes can be stored either at room temperature in the warehouse or inside our own cold rooms.

Trialcamp uses fruits from fungicide free source which cannot affect the development of the targeted diseases for testing purpose.

Artificial inoculation of any targeted fungus is routinely used in our efficacy trials, to insure a high level of pressure of the disease. Inoculums usually come from natural sources (fields, packing houses, etc).

Post harvest trials are conducted at TRIALCAMP

Facilities on several targets:

CITRUS (LEMON, MANDARIN, ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT).

  • Penicillium italicum and digitatum
  • Geotrichum candidum
  • Phytophthora spp.

POME FRUITS (PEARS, APPLES).

  • Penicilium expansum
  • Botrytis spp.
  • Gloesporium

STONE FRUITS ( PEACHES, PLUMS)

  • Monilia spp
  • Botrytis spp

BANANA:

  • Colletotrichum musae
  • Fusarium spp.
  • Verticillium spp.

OTHERS:

  • POTATO TUBER MOTH( Phthorimaea operculella)

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BIOCIDES STUDIES

 Ants   Efficacy test: Effects on mortality
 Assessment of the duration of effects: aged residue in different substrates.
 Assessment of the palatability of gel baits.
 Artificial nest trials: Effects on mortality and brood survival on artificial nests.
 Field trials: Effects on population density, mortality and behavior in the field
 Cockroaches  Efficacy test: Effects on mortality
 Assessment of the duration of effects: aged residue in different substrates.
 Assessment of the palatability of gel baits.
 Determination of residual efficacy and palatability
 Field trials: Effects on population density, mortality and behavior in the field