SERVICES

Research and testing
for plant health

WHAT WE DO

Efficacy tests for the national and European registration of plant protection products

Demonstration efficacy tests (DEMO)

Selectivity tests on beneficial organisms (side-effects)

Tests with biological control agents (BCAs) – Download sheet

Post-harvest tests (post-harvest)

Phytotoxicity tests

Tests on biostimulants – Download sheet

Test facility

The Test Facility is a department of AGREA where the research needed for the registration (National or European) of phytosanitary products (chemical or natural) is carried out. This department currently represents the largest experimental activity of the company.

We operate under the GEP certification*

* Good Experimental Practice, introduced by the European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), guideline PP 1/181 (3) and certified by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

What we work on

All the crops in the main italian production areas

All targets

  • For pests and pathogens: EPPO guidelines

  • For beneficial organisms: IOBC (International Organization for Biological Control) guidelines

At any level of target presence, artificial or natural

Breeding of target insects (aphids, mites, whiteflies, thrips, bugs, flies, etc.) and the possibility of obtaining inocula of pathogens (Plasmopara, Phytophthora, Fusarium, Sclerotinia, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, etc.) in order to obtain an infestation or infection to desired levels.

On all products

Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, nematicides, acaricides, biostimulants, etc.

In all environments

FIELD

Our experimental activity is carried out:

  • in test fields located in trustworthy farms, where we establish strict agreements to manage the test areas safely and independently

  • in our Experimental Farm, where vineyards, apple trees, corn, wheat, soybeans, vegetables are grown and especially it is possible to appropriately adjust the level of the target (for example through differentiated irrigation)

SEMI-FIELD AND LABORATORY

We have suitable facilities to work under controlled conditions:

  • automated experimental greenhouse with the possibility of cultivation on pots and float-systems

  • walk-in climatic cells and cultivation chambers, fully automated and remotely controllable

In all production sectors

  • Tree crops

  • Herbaceous crops

  • Forest crops

  • Medicinal and aromatic crops

  • Ornamentals

  • Horticulture

  • Post-harvest conservation

  • Non-agricultural areas

  • Weeding

  • Agricultural entomology

  • Nematology

  • Plant pathology

  • Agricultural zoology

  • Seed production

  • Harmful vertebrates

  • Plant growth regulators, activators, adjuvants

  • Biostimulants

Consulting

We provide consulting and technical advising for companies producing plant protection products and services and control strategies against pests and diseases in cooperation with farmers associations in viticulture and fruit growing, as well as in the urban and ornamental crops, civil and industrial entomology.

Some of our customers and historical areas of work are:

  • Gardaland Amusement Park (Merlin Entertainments Limited): management of ornamental plants in cooperation with Giambenini company

  • AMIA of Verona: management of the public parks of the Municipality of Verona

  • ASL 9 Scaligera (Southern Legnago Area): Program "Phytosanitary products and health care" of the Regional Prevention Plan 2014 - 2018 (Decree n. 10 of 29.05.2015)

Some of our recent clients are:

Training and outreach

AGREA has a strong calling for scientific disclosure and professional training.

The last 25 years of innovation in crop protection have been directly experienced by the AGREA team and for this reason we can transfer knowledge in the most direct and simple way the complex concepts that are at the basis of modern integrated pest management (IPM), using communicative attitudes that have been refined and strengthened over time.

Some activities:

  • Organization of seminars and conferences on phytosanitary issues

  • Professional training in plant protection

  • Dissemination of innovations in the agri-food chain

Alcuni nostri partners:

Urban and
Stored-Products Entomology

The AGREA team has specialists in urban and stored-products entomology, providing all the necessary advice and assistance.

  • Sanitary entomology

  • Pest Control

  • Pests of food industry

  • Identification and laboratory analysis

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