Efficacy Services

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

Efficacy Services

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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DOSSIER DEVELOPMENT

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

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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.