It takes on average about 5-15 years to develop one complete crop protection and nutrition product from the time it is discovered to when it is available for treating crops and plants. The average cost to research and develop each successful complete crop protection and nutrition product is estimated to be nearly reaching the £500 million mark. This number includes the cost of the thousands of failures: For every 1,000 - 5,000 compounds that enter the research and development (R&D) pipeline, ultimately only one receives approval. Success requires immense resources including the best scientific minds, supported with highly sophisticated technology. The task of discovering and developing safe and effective pesticides and other plant protection compounds is becoming an increasingly challenging undertaking however as our knowledge of pest & disease increases we are able to harness this knowledge to deliver more success. Fera provides early discovery and development screening services to support help you successfully patent and register new pesticide and other plant protection compounds. Our scientists will test the efficacy of your compounds under controlled conditions on a wide range of plant pest, pathogen and weed species
Whether you need early screening of new active ingredients, small-scale
‘pilot’ studies to support new product development or large-scale
efficacy data for product registration, our scientists have the
expertise and resources to deliver a bespoke testing programme to suit
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