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There is no universal standard plant test used by testing agencies, although the OECD guideline No. 208 (OECD, 1984a) is often quoted for soil contaminants and the USAEPA OPPS guidelines are utilised specifically for plant protection products. The plant testing conditions are based on a combination of the OECD guideline, and a comprehensive guideline published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM 1994, # E1598-94).

Lettuce

Emergence, growth, and survival is monitored in the native New Zealand species kaka beak (Clianthus puniceus); in millet (Panicum milliaceum), which has a known sensitivity to organic compounds (Wang 1987); and lettuce (Lactuca sativa), which has a known sensitivity to metals (Gorsuch et al. 1990). Kaka beak


New Zealand Ecotoxicity Test Results

Click on the following links for New Zealand ecotoxicity test results for copper, chromium, and arsenic:  

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