Pesticides and natural products chemistry

The department has the largest collective expertise within pesticide chemistry in Norway. The activities include applied research of pesticides in the environment, bioactive compounds and analysis of pesticides, plant- and mycotoxins and other organic substances in food and environmental samples.

Field trial to investigate run-off from pesticides. Kjelle, Bjørkelangen i Aurskog-Høland municipality in Akershus. Photo: Ole Martin Eklo
Laboratory equipment to analyse run-off from pesticides and other liquids in streams and rivers close to farmland. Photo: Roger Holten.