Earthworm Field Studies

With access to diverse agricultural land, we can provide earthworm field studies customized to the client's needs. The implementation follows actual guidelines and recommendations (ISO/OECD-Draft-Guideline, EFSA, ECHA).



  • GLP-certified test facility
  • diverse agricultural land directly adjacent to the test facility with known soil characteristics and earthworm community
  • land management according to the standards of organic farming (= no pre-exposure, high diversity and sufficient numbers of individual)
  • combination with collembolan field study possible
  • experience with adapting application techniques or test design to substance-specific requirements
  • Taxonomic determination by experienced staff
  • experienced partners for analytical verification and soil characterization
  • weather station of the German Weather Service on site
  • Irrigation options on site



Institut für Gewässerschutz

Neu-Ulrichstein 5
D-35315 Homberg (Ohm)

Tel: +49 6633 82549-10

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