Crop Protection

Since 1985 IITRI has participated in EPA-sponsored studies to develop the protocols for acute pulmonary, intraperitoneal, and oral toxicity/pathogenicity testing of microbial pest-control agents. We offer a full range of services to support registration of agrochemicals and pesticides including microbial evaluation, inhalation toxicology, genetic toxicology and reproductive toxicology.

IITRI has been instrumental in the development of the current OPPTS guidelines. Under a cooperative agreement with the EPA from 1985-1994, we investigated methods for testing toxicity and virulence of microbial pest control agents. Findings from these studies greatly impacted the issuance of updated OPPTS testing guidelines.