Agricultural chemicals are used in the production of food and fibre products, particularly to improve yield and quality. Agricultural chemicals can include herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and pest animal baits. Fertilizers, hormones and chemical growth agents are also agricultural chemical products which are widely used.
The quality of agricultural products, particularly the purity, can have a large impact on the crop yield and output. Tainted agricultural products such as cross-contaminated herbicides and pesticides can cause farmers millions of dollars in crop losses and soil damage.
ACS strives to be provide services to enable manufacturers and producers of agricultural chemical products are compliant with the chemistry aspects of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.
ACS has an esteemed reputation and has been contracted by regulators such as the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for analytical testing. ACS has APVMA approved analysts (appointment number AN084).
Product formulation and validation
- Product Analysis for Active concentration and Impurities to the most recent APVMA guidelines
- Method validation of Agricultural formulation including stability trials (formulation and routing stability) for APVMA registration.