Examples of our services
Development of novel control methods for invertebrate pests: Research
and development into novel pesticide targets and delivery systems, including
hormones and receptors, parasitic wasp venoms, enhanced biological control by
immune suppression, modifying reproductive behaviour, fusion proteins for
enhanced oral uptake, novel toxins and RNA-interference (RNAi).
Development and assessment of new chemical and biological pesticides: Efficacy
evaluation and development of delivery systems for insecticides, acaricides,
molluscicides and adjuvants, to provide advice both for further product
research and development and registration requirements.
Development of integrated pest management strategies for UK, European
and invasive pest species: Integrated pest management (IPM) strategies against
both indigenous and non-indigenous pests of agriculture, horticulture, tree and
bee health importance, including improved monitoring, seasonal monitoring,
biopesticides, evaluation of non-chemical control techniques, natural enemies and
Mite services and nuisance insects: Research and development, commercial
monitoring services and strategic advice covering a range of mite-borne insect
nuisance problems, including storage and allergenic mites of food processing, stored
products, animal feed stocks and habitation. Also includes nuisance insects in
relation to environmental legislation and research and development into
parasitic mite disease of sheep and cattle.
Biology and Behaviour: Understanding the biology and behaviour of key
invertebrate pest species to advise policy and control strategies
Ecotoxicology and environmental fate studies: Fera has extensive experience in
understanding the environmental movement of pesticides and the assessment of
aquatic, terrestrial and bee ecotoxicology.
Operator and by-stander exposure.