Pesticide Analysis: Multiscreening and Single Compounds

The analysis of pesticide residues aims to detect as many different pesticides as possible in one sample and in one cycle. Therefore ifp Institut für Produktqualität uses state-of-the-art multimethods for the complex task of determining pesticides.


The complete list of pesticides examined at ifp comprises 650 compounds and metabolites, including acidic and acid sensitive pesticides, and can be provided on request. The multiscreening in food and drinking water samples is performed using the QuEChERS (Quick Easy Cheap Effective Rugged Safe) method and LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS.

Additional Analyses

Beyond the multiscreening we offer a broad range of additional analyses, such as:

  • bromide, anorganic (GC-ECD)
  • chlorate/perchlorate1
  • chlormequat/mepiquat1
  • diquat/paraquat1
  • dithiocarbamates (CS2)
  • ethephon1
  • ethylene oxide (ETO)2
  • fentin (triphenyltin)
  • fosetyl/phosphonic acid1
  • glyphosate1
  • nicotine
  • propineb/propylene thiourea (PTU)
  • quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC)

1 Quantification of polar compounds is performed using the QuPPe (Quick Polar Pesticides) method and LC-MS/MS.

 2 The method of analysis is HS-GC-MS.