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Test for Evaluating the Effects of Plant Protection Products on the Spider of the Genus Paradosa

The Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry introduced a new study to its offer, i.e. A Laboratory Test for Evaluating the Effects of Plant Protection Products on the Spider of the Genus Paradosa (Araneae, Lycosiadae). The study is conducted in compliance with the guideline developed by the Joint Initiative of IOBC, BART and EPPO (Heimbach et al., 2000). Being polyphagic predators, spiders are perceived as a crucial element of land ecosystems. Even though plant protection products are not directly aimed at them, spiders are often negatively affected by such compounds. The effects of plant protection products on spiders include various changes in their behaviour, e.g. problems with collecting food and locomotor disability, which lead to hunting behaviour disorders.

This particular biotest makes it possible to discover lethal and sublethal effects of plant protection products on the spider of the genus Paradosa relatively early.


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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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