The Pesticide Laboratory provides the PCP with
analytical and technical support for enforcement cases and monitoring
projects. Analyses of pesticide residues are performed on such
environmental matrices as sample wipes, water, air, soil, and
vegetation. The laboratory's strict quality control guidelines
assure a high level of analytical accuracy and precision.
The laboratory also takes part in special projects
such as ground and surface water monitoring to insure that IPM
practices are minimizing pesticide runoff. In the past
the PCP laboratory has worked with other agencies such as the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Food & Drug Administration,
and the Rutgers Experimental Stations, and has accepted samples from other sources as well.