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Field Studies

Stone is at the forefront of developments in the pesticide environmental fate arena. Site-specific investigations demand expertise in experiment design, experience with the latest instrumentation, and well-trained and dedicated staff committed to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards. Stone has the capacity and staff to mobilize quickly to a field site, and we are expert in finding the right sites to meet your study objectives, as well as characterizing, instrumenting, and monitoring those sites. We offer our clients superior reporting services that detail study methods and carefully organize and present study data in reports tailored to client specifications.

One of Stone’s greatest strengths is implementing large-scale monitoring studies of surface water and groundwater resources for both public and private drinking water supplies. Over the years, we have developed (and continually update) efficient project management systems, collected environmental data sets, and formed a network of field and research contacts that enable us to effectively coordinate these efforts. Our staff receives ongoing training in project management, including protocols, work plans, communications, organization, new technologies, GLP, and financial tracking. Large-scale studies we have performed include community drinking water monitoring programs involving as many as 200 community water systems, nationwide retrospective studies of potable water wells and monitoring wells, and multi-state field runoff studies.

We are flexible in our approach. Stone assists with any phase of a study, from collecting samples when a client is shorthanded, to conducting all the fieldwork according to a protocol established by the client, to fully designing and implementing the study in consultation with the client. At Stone, the focus is on meeting clients’ needs.

There are unique aspects to every study, but most field studies fall into one of the categories below.