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Collembolan Reproduction Test in Soil

In order to broaden the spectrum of studies offered by the Department of Ecotoxicology,   a new test method was introduced, i.e. Collembolan Reproduction Test in Soil based on the OECD Guideline for the Testing of Chemicals No. 232 approved on September 7th, 2009.

The test is conducted on the springtail, Folsomia candida.

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1947The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides of the Azot Chemical Plant in Jaworzno and the Laboratory of Potato Beetle Biology and Control were founded in the place of the former School of Rural Household in Pszczyna.
1951The Experimental-Research Station of Pesticides was transferred to the Institute of Dyes and Semi-Manufactured Articles in Warsaw.
1957The Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Pszczyna was founded as one of four branches of the main Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry in Warsaw.
1960The following two research departments were founded:
  • Department of Pesticide Biological Effectiveness Evaluation
  • Department of Pesticide Side-Effects.

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