Your partner in horticulture

As a hub in the horticultural industry, we at Normec Groen Agro Control understand the essential role that analyses and investigations play in ensuring the quality and safety of your products. Our dedicated team offers a wide range of specialized services, including residue analyses, organic analyses, contamination and control of production equipment, microbiological analyses and inorganic analyses. With these, we help you maintain the highest standards in horticulture. We are ready to work with you to determine the right analyses or talk through the results.

Our specialties in horticulture

1. Residue analysis

Our expert teams perform residue analyses to assess the presence of crop protection agents, inhibitors, herbicides, artificial hormones and cleaning/disinfectants in your products.

  • Crop protection agents GC-MS/MS + LC-MS/MS screening for >750 components
  • Inhibitors: chlormequat, daminozide, pacobutrazole, propiconazole, prohexadione-calcium
  • Herbicide list with ±150 substances and further dithiocarbamates, glyphosate, diquat/paraquat
  • Artificial hormones: auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, benzyladenine
  • Cleaning/disinfectants: quaternary ammonium, chlorate, bezoic acid, inorganic bromide

2. Organic analyses

Our organic analyses focus on measuring organic substances to ensure the purity of your products. These analyses are crucial for certifications and for demonstrating the organic quality of your crops.

  • Health promoting substances
  • Nutritional values: moisture, ash, fat, fatty acids, carbohydrates, sugars, protein, fiber, energy value
  • Vitamins A, B, C, D, E & K
  • Packages: sugars, organic acids, mycotoxins

3. Contaminants and Control of Production Resources.

We perform comprehensive analyses to detect contaminants and maintain control of production inputs. This includes ensuring the absence of contaminants and checking production inputs for effectiveness.

  • Fertilizer monitoring for levels, and contamination sodium and heavy metals
  • Investigation precipitation or clogging: % organic (algae, micro) and % inorganic (nutrients)
  • Water quality: BOD, COD, particle size, TOC, Oxygen, Transmission (T10)
  • Source water: iron total, boron, methane gases, metals
  • Total damage survey package: plasticizers, fluorine, formaldehyde, pesticides, herbicide, inhibitors, metals, germ count and chlorate.

4. Microbiological analyses.

Our microbiological analyses include pathogen research, monitoring for healthy water and crop. These analyses are aimed at ensuring the microbial safety of your products and optimizing the health of your crops.

Microbiological research pathogens
  • Complete package of fungi and water fungi
  • Bacteria: Agrobacterium, Ralstonia, Erwinia, Clavibacter, Pseudomonas, Xanthomonas
  • Viruses and viroids via ELISA and PCR and sequencing
  • Nematode research
  • Air samples for infection pressure of fungi
  • Sequence analysis DNA/RNA: PCR technique to detect low infection pressure
Monitoring for healthy water and crop
  • Germ count limited: bacteria and fungi/yeasts
  • Germ count concentrated for clean water monitoring: extra Fusarium, Pythium and Pythpophthora
  • Germ count extended: additional Trichoderma, Cladiosporium, Acremonium, other fungi
  • Food safety: water control for E.coli and Enterococci counts and human pathogens
  • Plant material: germ count to check clean starting material and roots

5. Inorganic analyses

Our inorganic analyses focus on the assessment of inorganic components in your products. These analyses contribute to the understanding of the minerals and elements essential for the growth and quality of your crops.

  • Nutrients in water, potting soil, leaf juice and in crop
  • BaCl2 extraction to check coconut substrate for K, Ca, Na and Mg
  • Physical parameters: % moisture, OS, bulk density, pores, shrinkage and sieve fraction
  • Comprehensive analysis list: heavy metals
  • Additional: urea, selenium, iodide, fluoride and chromium-6
  • Undissolved constituents

What can you expect from the report of your study or analysis?

  • Delivery within 12, 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • Nutrients: in water, crop, leaf sap and soil, quickly reported.
  • Residues: analysis certificate with Retail ratings for AGF and ornamentals.
  • Microbiology: monitoring crop, starting material, seeds, roots or in water.
  • Diagnosis of diseased crop.
  • Report in pdf and standard in Dutch, optionally in English, Spanish or German.
  • Employees of the laboratory or the horticulture product manager will speak to you personally.

Sampling and collection

Our sampling complies with European Directive EC 2002/63 and is accredited according to ISO 17025. If you choose to take samples yourself, we have the necessary sample material for you. Including sample forms and work description.

Do you have any questions?

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