Pesticide registration

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) is a powerful analytical technique that can help support companies with their pesticide registration.

Many laws govern the manufacture, sale, distribution and use of pesticide products. For example, companies developing new pesticides (i.e., herbicides, insecticides and fungicides) or introducing a new application for an existing pesticide are required to register with regulatory bodies. While this extensive process is both legal and administrative, it relies heavily on scientific data. This information includes the potential risks to human health and the environment (such as the potential for pesticide residues on food), proof that the manufacturing process is reliable and labeling information (such as usage directions, contents and appropriate warnings).

To provide the data necessary for registration, scientists need ways to accurately identify pesticide ingredients and quantify pesticide residues.

LC-MS/MS: A solution for pesticide registration

Traditionally, confirmatory techniques for pesticide testing have relied on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and LC methods. In recent years, however, we have witnessed many laboratories switching to LC-MS/MS as a solution because of its:

  • Remarkable selectivity and sensitivity with MRMs on SCIEX nominal mass instruments (link to that page)
  • High resolution and comprehensive MS/MS spectra - take a comprehensive snapshot of your sample with SWATH® Acquisition on SCIEX accurate mass technology
  • Simplified sample preparation procedures
  • Enhanced confidence through the use of library databases for confirmatory analysis

X500R QTOF System

This easy-to-use accurate mass spectrometer system analyzes data faster using the power of SWATH® Acquisition.

SCIEX OS Software

This all-in-one software lets you acquire, process and analyze data, and even generate reports.

QTRAP® systems

Use the MRM sensitivity of a triple quadrupole system to get even better identification and quantification.

ExionLC™ AC System

Build on the modular design of this system to expand your laboratory's range of applications and analyses.