Vegetable Safety

Crop Safety

STC undertake a range of tests to GLP or ORETO standards for various clients. These involve testing products for their safety when applied to soil to determine the effects on seedling emergence and growth or to young plants based on OECD test methods. A wide range of crops can be grown including arable and horticultural plus some more unusual one including sorghum, cotton and lentils. The glasshouse facilities at STC are ideal for these studies and they can be undertaken at any time of the year but the middle of summer is usually avoided due to the high temperatures. Project areas also include evaluating seed treatments for their effects on seedling health and vigour.