At the 2017 SETAC Europe meeting in Brussels on 7-11 May, Eric Ythier (Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager), Line Deslandes (Terrestrial Ecotoxicology Team Lead, France), Cedric Pierru (Ecotoxicology Principal Investigator, France), Eva Garzón (Ecotoxicology Study Director, Spain) and Giulia Mautino (Registration Specialist, Italy) demonstrated the company’s Non-Target Terrestrial Plant (NTP) services, including its experience in producing and testing weed species.

SynTech booth at SETAC EU 2017

Line Deslandes, Giulia Mautino, Eric Ythier, Eva Garzón and Cedric Pierru

SynTech’s NTP services include:

  • Seedling emergence and growth test (OECD 208 and OCSPP 850.4100)
  • Vegetative vigor test (OECD 227 and OCSPP 850.4150)
  • Early seedling growth toxicity test (OCSPP 850.4230)
  • NTP screens

Testing is conducted in climate-controlled greenhouses on our Europe and USA sites. Higher tier testing (field studies) are conducted on our field stations worldwide.

Non-Target plants (crops)

Non-Target Plants (weeds) and seeds

Studies are conducted on crops or weeds for emergence, dry weight, height, mortality and phytotoxicity. Reproduction (flowering, seed production and seed germination) can also be assessed.

The NTP benches can be treated with an automated track sprayer, have automated irrigation and are mobile, minimizing spatial differences during the studies.

NTP greenhouse in Nimes, France

NTP drying (dry weight endpoint)

To view a short video on the NTP spraying in Nimes France access this link

To learn more about SynTech’s NTP and other Ecotoxicology services (Pollinators, Aquatics, Terrestrials), please contact Eric Ythier, Global Ecotoxicology Account Manager at