Explore Fera's Facilities

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Explore Fera's Facilities


Explore the World of Fera Science

Environmental Fate Laboratories

Fera can support the environmental fate (eFate) testing requirements of your agrochemicals development programme in our state-of-the-art laboratories using sediments, soils and natural waters.

Find out more about our EFate Studies

Bee Ecotoxicology Laboratories

Our research expertise and scientific resources can help you to test your plant-protection products for their effects on bee survival, development and behaviour – helping you to develop products that are safe for bees and other pollinators. 

Find out more about our Bee Studies


Aquatic Laboratories & Plant Room

Work with a partner with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of study types on water quality and aquatic life. Accessing our new state-of-the-art facilities, purpose-built, high spec aquatic facility.

Find out more about our Fish Studies

Glasshouses - Efficacy & Plant Metabolism

Fera offers a comprehensive range of dietary exposure testing services that includes primary plant metabolism and rotational crop studies, performed in dedicated environmentally controlled facilities. We can also support the discovery stage of new molecules - helping you increase compound value, identification of registration challenges as well as mitigating registration challenges with our efficacy studies.

Find out more about our Efficacy Studies
Find out more about our Plant Metabolism Studies


Mescocosm - Higher Tier Risk Assessments

A unique Platform for Higher Tier Risk Assessment of Novel Plant Protection Products. The new E-Flows mesocosm has been in development for two years and will allow the examination of simulations of natural aquatic environments under controlled conditions. 

Find out more about our Mesocosm Studies

The Thomson Suite - Mass Spectrometry

The Thomson Suite is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. It is a bespoke laboratory running to GLP quality standards that houses 30 state-of-the-art mass spectrometry instruments.  The equipment within the facility consists of very sensitive and selective instruments such as LC-MS/MS, IC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS which are used for the make-up of compounds.

Find out more about our the Thomson Suite


Molecular Technology Unit (MTU)

Our diagnosticians are globally recognised for their expertise in diagnosing plant diseases and identification of plant pests. Our approach is to use the most appropriate method for diagnosing each sample ranging from traditional techniques, such as microscopy through to cutting edge molecular diagnostics. 

Find out more about Plant Clinic & the MTU

Field Trials

Our Senior trials team have more than 20 years' experience conducting replicated field trials. All trials staff are fully trained. You will have access to  4 onsite 816sqm plots simulating true-to-life scenarios. Agricultural trials can be undertaken throughout the year including seed sown during winter months to truly replicate the growing cycle.



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