Fera provides efficacy testing on any scale to support the registration and development of new plant-protection products.


Fera is a leading provider of efficacy tests and trials for plant-protection products. We are officially recognised as a component body* to carry out tests on products for agricultural, horticultural, stored crop and vertebrate control application.

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 your requirements.

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Fera has vast experience of preparing and submitting REACH and BPR dossiers to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).


Our efficacy testing programme

Your Fera efficacy testing programme will be fully confidential. We can carry out tests for efficacy on a wide range of species, including:

  • Many major pest (plant pathogen, insect, nematode or weed) of arable and horticultural crops.
  • Stored product beetles.
  • Public health pests, including cockroaches and flies.
  • Poultry and dust mites.
  • Ants.

Your tests can be carried out in a range of environments, according to your needs, from controlled laboratory conditions to practical semi-field and full-field trials. We recommend that initial laboratory studies are run in conjunction with phytotoxicity trials, to determine your product’s compatibility with a range of crop species.

* Certificate number: ORETO 134.