Encapsulated Pesticides

In collaboration with our Industrial partner Vive Crop Protection, we are currently investigating the improved environmental performance and reduced environmental hazard afforded by polymer-encapsulated pesticide formulations. Using many of the techniques afforded to us by investigating nanomaterials, we are investigating the potential of uptake and cellular toxicology in a variety of environmental receptors.

The overall goal is to investigate short and long term hazard of these materials and contribute to an understanding of the risk to various animals from materials to allow for scientifically supported environmental release limits that afford protection to our environment while still allowing for protection of our food production system from pest infestation.


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