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Before taking your new pesticides, seed varieties and fertilizers to market, you have to test them in supervised field trials under all geographic and climatic conditions. Therefore, it makes sense to use the contract research services of a specialist organisation with a global reach: SGS.

As a well-established and highly competent partner, we provide you with a globally standardised field trials research service. Our field trial centre adheres to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Experimental Practices (GEP), works to specific national and international standards and adopts harmonised application techniques and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

GEP field trials

We provide a flexible and impartial resource that supports the screening, development and registration of your agricultural and horticultural chemicals, biopesticides, fertilizers and new plant varieties. Our facilities comply with the relevant industry-specific quality management systems for conducting regulatory efficacy studies for local, international and global submissions.

Our GEP field trials cover the following categories:

  • Acaracides
  • Biopesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Molluscicides
  • Nematicides
  • Plant growth regulators (PGRs)
  • Stored crops

GLP field trials

We have many years of experience in the planning and coordination of GLP field trials, in multiple locations and climates. Our standardised operating procedures, field trial document system, experienced staff, quality approach and state-of-the-art equipment prevent bias in the studies performed. And you can benefit from one single contract offering a range of truly international services, including:

  • Crop residue trials
  • Crop rotation
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental fate
  • Field leaching
  • Operator exposure
  • Polytunnel/glasshouse studies
  • Soil accumulation
  • Soil dissipation

GEP and GLP field trials – study directorship and project management

Our services include:

  • Consultation about the relevant extent of study/accreditation criteria
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • Integration of a project management tool for trial supervision
  • Preparation of the final report, the study plan and amendments, and the summaries for the registration dossier
  • Selection of suitable locations/varieties in appropriate countries and regions

Demonstration field trials

Our demonstration field trials allow you to compare agrochemical compounds and other products on a large scale. We can plant a wide choice of crops and varieties – and use a range of spray programmes, compounds and mixtures – according to your specific requirements.

With the latest technology and equipment to hand, we can conduct all types of trials both quickly and accurately to deliver services including:

  • Market/sales support trials
  • Product comparison trials
  • Sequence comparison
  • Timing comparison
  • Variety demonstration
  • Seed rate demonstration
  • Field demonstration centres
  • Variety pest interaction
  • Irrigated, enhanced conditions

To test your new pesticides, seed varieties and fertilizers to the highest standards, in a variety of locations and conditions, contact SGS now.