Bionema conducts the highest quality efficacy trials, selectivity, phytotoxicity, adverse effects on non-target arthropods and demonstration trials using a wide range of environmental conditions and crops to support product registration.
Facilities are accredited under the UK Chemicals Regulation Directorate’s (CRD) ORETO scheme in compliance with Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. Efficacy testing under a wide range of environmental conditions using high-tech equipment and procedures.
Research trial across the UK, EU and Asia provide controlled and open environment conditions for agronomists specialising in bespoke design, implementation and analysis with expertise in:
Efficacy testing is carried out under a wide range of environmental conditions and includes soil and foliar, applications using advanced high-tech equipment and procedures including:
- Novel screening tests
- BugDorm insect cage testing
- Repellent/attractant bioassays
- Non-target testing
Bionema’s research trial sites across the UK, EU and Asia provide controlled and open environment conditions for Efficacy Testing in the bespoke design, implementation and analysis of a wide range of crop protection experimental trials for developers and manufacturers of biopesticide products.
Testing and verification includes microbial – fungi, bacteria, viruses, and microsporidia, biological control agents – nematodes, predators and parasitoids, extracts of plants and other organisms, and behaviour modifying chemicals – semiochemicals, such as pheromones.
Bionema’s expertise includes:
- Agricultural/horticultural pests– thrips, aphids, whitefly, spider mites, caterpillars, leafminers, leafhoppers, vine weevils, weevils, fungus gnats or sciarid flies, cabbage root flies and slugs.
- Forestry pests– large pine weevil, citrus longhorn beetle, gypsy moth and six-toothed bark beetle.
- Turf amenity pests– chafer grubs, cutworms, leatherjackets and wireworms.
- Insect vector–including mosquitoes, biting flies and ticks.
- Non-target organisms – insect pollinators, predators and parasitoids.
- Attractants and repellents– the complete range of insect species.
- Plant-parasitic nematodes – potato cyst nematodes, root-knot, bulb and root lesion.