Linda L. Leake

Pesticide residue analysis is reaching new pinnacles. But improvements in technology are not evolving without creating a bit of controversy, says Carl Winter ([email protected]), Extension Toxicologist, University of California, Davis.

The Agilent 5975C GC/MSD is equipped with an automatic liquid sampler.

“There is some remarkable chemistry going on, with highly automated tests and sophisticated instrumentation available for pesticide analysis,” Winter observes. “However, that has created a disconnect between what the chemists can find and what toxicologists can …

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