Studies on metabolism in crops or rotational crops are performed to elucidate the degradation pathway of active ingredients and to identify possible metabolites. IES Ltd offers metabolism studies with a wide range of crops, including grapes, oilseed rape, rice, wheat, corn and many others, covering all categories of crops required to be tested. At IES Ltd, plant metabolism studies are carried out either in the greenhouse in compartments with controlled temperature and humidity or at a purpose-designed outdoor station under natural environmental conditions.
Studies on post-harvest metabolism in crops are designed to elucidate the degradation pathway of an active ingredient upon post-harvest application of a plant protection product. The metabolic pathway is determined under specific controlled storage conditions.