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AgriGeos S.r.l.

AGRIGEOS is a specialist in PPPs (Plant Protection Products) efficacy and selectivity field testing (with GEP certification) and crop residue trials (with GLP certification), providing services to Agrichemical Companies under Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009 and COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 545/2011.

AGRIGEOS has a team of experts from CRO and industry backgrounds with many years of practical experience in conducting and managing a wide range of field studies with a wide variety of PPPs, crops, products, targets and uses following EPPO Standards and OECD Guidelines.

Since 2001, AGRIGEOS has been planning and carrying out efficacy and crop residues field trials, in cooperation and on behalf of national and international AgChem companies, on an extended list of PPPs types including:

  • Acaricide

  • Fertilizers

  • Herbicides

  • Nematicides

  • Soil fumigants

  • Biopesticides

  • Fungicides

  • Insecticides

  • PGRs (Plant Growth Regulators)

AGRIGEOSis able to set up field trials intended to test the efficacy and crop safety of PPPs with a very short notice and with highest percentage of success on a wide range of crop, pest & pathogen combinations (see the below list of crops). Final reports are being prepared on time, always meeting the deadlines, and to fully match your requirements and wishes. The appointed study director constantly keeps the sponsor updated on the progresses of the trials in real time manner. We strongly encourage direct client field visits to evaluate activity of their products at critical points of the development project

LIST OF CROPS AVAILABLE FOR TESTING ACTIVITY*
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea offering a unique and extended range of Mediterranean crops and agricultural diversity. Horticultural crops (protected cultivation and open field): Tomato, Broccoli, Artichoke, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Cucumber, Zucchini, Onion, Bean, French Bean, Lettuce, Potato, Pepper, Peas, Spinach, Caper, Asparagus. Grain crops: Wheat, Barley, Oat, Triticale, Rice, Oil Seed Rape, Corn, Sunflower, Alfa-alfa, Field bean). Fruit crops: Citrus, Apricot, Peach, Pear, Apple, Strawberry, Walnut, Nut, Pistachio, Grape, Olive, Sweet Cherry, Prickly pear, Persimmon, Pomegranate. Ornamental and forest crops: Ornamentals, Palm, Forest trees. * Upon specific request a matrix table with crop, target, best timing for trial implementation will be provided.

GLP
CROP RESIDUE STUDIES Agrigeos carries out field and greenhouse crop residue trials, with all trials performed by our own skilled staff, implementing proper application techniques intended to reproduce at best the GAP (Good Agricultural Practice).

  • Field crop residue trials and environmental dissipation

  • Individuation of decline time of pesticides applied in pre and post-harvest timing;

PROCESSING OF RAW AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES (RAC) FOR RESIDUES TESTING

  • Olive (refined and raw oil and waste water)

  • Citrus (juices, jam, etc.)

ORGANOLECTIC PROPERTIES OF COMMODITIES(taint test)

  • Vegetables, olive oil, wine, etc.

AGRIGEOS IS:
COMUNICATION

  • Regular updates on progress of trials following each completed critical phase

  • Interim reports and updates

  • Final Reports containing all information for dossier preparation

PROFESSIONALITY

  • Agronomical, biological and crop protection expertise of all personnel

  • Constant investments in personnel training and technology

  • Close cooperation between senior trial supervisors and field investigators

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

  • Reporting of Electronic Data Exchange in ARM (Agriculture Research Manager)

  • Excellent knowledge of agricultural practices

  • Pesticide application techniques designed to implement country GAP (Good Agricultural Practice)

  • Wide range of test possibilities and combination of crops, target & PPPs;

  • Continuous investment in high-performance equipment

RELIABILITY

  • More than 10 years of experience

  • High percentage of success of field trials

  • Timely starting and completing of studies

  • Operating in line with the most up-to-date European legislation on PPP approval

  • Meeting deadlines (raw data elaboration, reports, etc.)

LOCATIONS:
AGRIGEOS main office and own experimental facility is situated in Santa Venerina (Catania) in Sicily, at the feet of Mount Etna. The facility is within easy reach, via Highway, from the International Airport Catania Fontanarossa. AGRIGEOS operates out of four main own locations.

1) AGRIGEOS facility at Santa Venerina:

  • 240 m2 of office area

  • 100 m2 of laboratory area

  • 30.000 m2 of experimental orchard (wine grape, citrus, feijoa)and field crops plots;


2) AGRIGEOS farm at Scoglitti (Ragusa):

  • 12000 m2 of greenhouse area

  • 4.000 m2 of nethouse area


3) AGRIGEOS farm at Mineo (Catania):

  • 8 ha of olive farm area

  • 23 ha of field crops area


4) AGRIGEOS office at Palagiano (Taranto) covers the Apulia Region and all
South Italy mainland areas.
Thanks to long term agreements with private farmers and organizations,
additional testing sites are available all over South Italy allowing us to carry out trials under different climates, soils and crop management.

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