The people of Agro Research International B.V. have a lot experience and expertise with carrying out trials in horticulture (open field). The experience helps dealing with different product-types and application techniques. Trials are located at sites with the wanted disease, insects, weed or the circumstances can be created using artificial infestation. Most of the infestation materials for diseases that are suitable for artificial infestation can be arranged by Agro Research International B.V..
Application of products will be carried out manually using the AZO spray-equipment with compressed air or by a tractor-driven sprayer. The right timing for making an application is very important. To apply at the right timing, various monitoring techniques can be used, e.g. pheromone traps and computerized prediction systems for diseases (e.g. mildew).
Harvesting the trials will be done by hand or using suitable machinery. Yield assessment and assessments on quality can be carried out according to EPPO-guidelines and the special wishes of the sponsor (e.g. guidelines from auctions).
The following pictures show an overview of some of the trial work carried out by Agro Research International B.V. (click on the picture).