SERVICES

Supporting optimal agricultural products

 

We focus on the optimisation of plant health, maintenance of product quality and storage life throughout the value chain to provide input that can deliver an optimal agricultural product for consumer acceptance. 

These processes often include harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and distribution related testing and development for local market and export produce.

Each trial is tailor made to suite client requirements. Typically, trial comprehensiveness and complexity varies from detailed scientific trials through to basic demonstration trials required to satisfy observational needs.

EACH TRIAL IS TAILOR MADE TO SUITE CLIENT REQUIREMENTS.

Typically, trial comprehensiveness and complexity varies from detailed scientific trials through to basic demonstration trials required to satisfy observational needs.

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SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS

Harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and distribution of products with an environmental and economic mindset.

Bio-degradable Packaging
We assist clients with the development of bio-degradable packaging and alternatives to find innovative packaging solutions which will not compromise the quality of the produce. We also conduct trials to test the impact of new packaging technologies on produce quality and maintenance.
Energy efficient technology development
We assist clients with the development of energy efficient storage technologies which will not compromise the quality of produce. We also conduct trials to establish the optimum storage protocol for specific varieties, which often lead to savings in energy consumption and improved utilisation of storage capacity.
Reduction in crop waste percentage

Our focus on pre-harvest and post-harvest crop quality maintenance and loss prevention unlock value for our clients through increased crop yield and the resulting reduction in crop waste.

Reduction in carbon footprint
Specialized product applications
Consulting
Training/workshops
Technology transfer

SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS

Harvesting, handling, packaging, storage and distribution of products with an environmental and economic mindset.

Bio-degradable Packaging
We assist clients with the development of bio-degradable packaging and alternatives to find innovative packaging solutions which will not compromise the quality of the produce. We also conduct trials to test the impact of new packaging technologies on produce quality and maintenance.
Energy efficient technology development
We assist clients with the development of energy efficient storage technologies which will not compromise the quality of produce. We also conduct trials to establish the optimum storage protocol for specific varieties, which often lead to savings in energy consumption and improved utilisation of storage capacity.
Reduction in crop waste percentage

Our focus on pre-harvest and post-harvest crop quality maintenance and loss prevention unlock value for our clients through increased crop yield and the resulting reduction in crop waste.

Reduction in carbon footprint
Specialized product applications
Consulting
Training/workshops
Technology transfer

FARMING

Soil and plant health supported by registration and demonstration trials help ensure good inherent quality of produce.

Spray Deposition

We provide a spray deposition service to assess the efficacy of spray equipment used commercially.

Fertilizer and Chemical Product Efficacy Testing
We conduct independent agricultural chemical and fertilizer product efficacy testing ranging in scale from laboratory and observational trials, demonstration trials, field trials, semi-commercial trials to commercial trials. Our expertise includes pre-harvest as well as post-harvest testing and applications. These trials are tailor made according to the requirements of the specific client. Variables may include different dosages, application methods, and weather conditions during applications, etc.
Soil and Plant Nutrition

We assist clients to improve soil and plant nutrition. We conduct trials to test the efficacy of soil and plant nutrition products and enhancers.

Soil Health

We assist clients to measure and improve soil quality. We also conduct trials to test the efficacy of products and processes which aim to improve soil health.

Product Registration Trials

We conduct chemical and fertilizer efficacy testing for registration purposes, including Group 3 fertilizer registration trials.

Demonstration Trials

We conduct demonstration trials for clients who want to establish proof of concept that his product, new cultivar, packaging technology or other innovative concept has practical potential. These clients primarily want to establish if there are any grounds for further research of a concept.

Observational Trials
We conduct pre-harvest and post-harvest observational studies where we attempt to understand cause-and-effect relationships and draw inferences from a sample to a population. The independent variable in observational trials is not under the control of the researcher, the researcher does not control how subjects are assigned to groups and which treatments are applied.
Technology Transfer
We use and develop technology to enable the transfer of knowledge for the ease and benefit of the end user. We assist clients with the development of technology tools and software applications for use in various circumstances.
Entomology
We monitor the presence of insects in orchards and conduct trials to test the efficacy of entomology control measures.
Decay Risk Management
We provide comprehensive decay risk management services for every aspect of the value chain.
New Cultivar Evaluation
We evaluate the viability of new cultivars in terms of fruit quality, storage characteristics and consumer acceptance of the product.
Developing Quality Protocols
We develop quality protocols for clients and the agricultural industry to ensure that produce of optimal quality is delivered to global consumers.
Developing Quality Protocols
We develop quality protocols for clients and the agricultural industry to ensure that produce of optimal quality is delivered to global consumers.
Technology Development
We develop technologies to unlock value for producers/farmers as participants in global agricultural value chains. We are proud of the integral role we played in the development of innovative pre-harvest and post-harvest technologies commonly used in the agricultural industry today.

FARMING

Soil and plant health supported by registration and demonstration trials help ensure good inherent quality of produce.

Spray Deposition

We provide a spray deposition service to assess the efficacy of spray equipment used commercially.

Fertilizer and Chemical Product Efficacy Testing
We conduct independent agricultural chemical and fertilizer product efficacy testing ranging in scale from laboratory and observational trials, demonstration trials, field trials, semi-commercial trials to commercial trials. Our expertise includes pre-harvest as well as post-harvest testing and applications. These trials are tailor made according to the requirements of the specific client. Variables may include different dosages, application methods, and weather conditions during applications, etc.
Soil and Plant Nutrition

We assist clients to improve soil and plant nutrition. We conduct trials to test the efficacy of soil and plant nutrition products and enhancers.

Soil Health

We assist clients to measure and improve soil quality. We also conduct trials to test the efficacy of products and processes which aim to improve soil health.

Product Registration Trials

We conduct chemical and fertilizer efficacy testing for registration purposes, including Group 3 fertilizer registration trials.

Demonstration Trials

We conduct demonstration trials for clients who want to establish proof of concept that his product, new cultivar, packaging technology or other innovative concept has practical potential. These clients primarily want to establish if there are any grounds for further research of a concept.

Observational Trials
We conduct pre-harvest and post-harvest observational studies where we attempt to understand cause-and-effect relationships and draw inferences from a sample to a population. The independent variable in observational trials is not under the control of the researcher, the researcher does not control how subjects are assigned to groups and which treatments are applied.
Technology Transfer
We use and develop technology to enable the transfer of knowledge for the ease and benefit of the end user. We assist clients with the development of technology tools and software applications for use in various circumstances.
Entomology
We monitor the presence of insects in orchards and conduct trials to test the efficacy of entomology control measures.
Decay Risk Management
We provide comprehensive decay risk management services for every aspect of the value chain.
New Cultivar Evaluation
We evaluate the viability of new cultivars in terms of fruit quality, storage characteristics and consumer acceptance of the product.
Developing Quality Protocols
We develop quality protocols for clients and the agricultural industry to ensure that produce of optimal quality is delivered to global consumers.
Developing Quality Protocols
We develop quality protocols for clients and the agricultural industry to ensure that produce of optimal quality is delivered to global consumers.
Technology Development
We develop technologies to unlock value for producers/farmers as participants in global agricultural value chains. We are proud of the integral role we played in the development of innovative pre-harvest and post-harvest technologies commonly used in the agricultural industry today.

PACKING

Optimal chemical application, packaging development and quality assurance is vital for management of fresh produce quality.

Chemical product efficacy testing
We conduct independent agricultural chemical product efficacy testing at different stages of the value chain. These trials are tailor-made according to the requirements of the specific client. We are able to assist packing facilities to find the chemical products and combinations with the highest efficacy for their specific scenarios.
Chemical applications efficacy testing
We provide a chemical applications efficacy testing service to assess the efficacy of application equipment and processes, such as drenching and atomizing, used commercially.
Handling protocol development

We assist packing facilities and industry organisations to develop the optimal handling protocol for each variety to prevent damage to produce and resulting claims from consumers.

Packaging material development and evaluation
Quality assurance & maintenance

PACKING

Optimal chemical application, packaging development and quality assurance is vital for management of fresh produce quality.

Chemical product efficacy testing
We conduct independent agricultural chemical product efficacy testing at different stages of the value chain. These trials are tailor-made according to the requirements of the specific client. We are able to assist packing facilities to find the chemical products and combinations with the highest efficacy for their specific scenarios.
Chemical applications efficacy testing
We provide a chemical applications efficacy testing service to assess the efficacy of application equipment and processes, such as drenching and atomizing, used commercially.
Handling protocol development

We assist packing facilities and industry organisations to develop the optimal handling protocol for each variety to prevent damage to produce and resulting claims from consumers.

Packaging material development and evaluation
Quality assurance & maintenance

COLD CHAIN

Handling, cooling, storage and shipping technologies make or break product quality.

Chemical product efficacy testing

We conduct independent agricultural chemical product efficacy testing at different stages of the value chain. These trials are tailor-made according to the requirements of the specific client. We are able to assist storage and distribution facilities to find the chemical products and combinations with the highest efficacy for their specific scenarios.

Handling, storing and shipping quality protocols
We assist storage and distribution facilities and industry organisations to develop the optimal handling, storage and shipping protocol for each variety to prevent damage to produce and resulting claims from consumers.
Storage regime development and evaluation

We conduct trials to find the storage regime for each variety, which will ensure the optimal produce for each global market.

Quality assurance & maintenance
We provide a quality assurance and maintenance service anywhere in the global agricultural value chain. We also assist clients to develop quality assurance and maintenance systems and protocols.
Temperature and atmosphere evaluation
We evaluate the impact of different storage techniques such as atmosphere and temperature on the storage quality and shelf life of produce. We conduct trials to test different atmosphere and temperature combinations for specific varieties and market requirements.
Storage protocol development for new commercial varieties

We develop storage protocols for new commercial varieties.

COLD CHAIN

Handling, cooling, storage and shipping technologies make or break product quality.

Chemical product efficacy testing

We conduct independent agricultural chemical product efficacy testing at different stages of the value chain. These trials are tailor-made according to the requirements of the specific client. We are able to assist storage and distribution facilities to find the chemical products and combinations with the highest efficacy for their specific scenarios.

Handling, storing and shipping quality protocols
We assist storage and distribution facilities and industry organisations to develop the optimal handling, storage and shipping protocol for each variety to prevent damage to produce and resulting claims from consumers.
Storage regime development and evaluation

We conduct trials to find the storage regime for each variety, which will ensure the optimal produce for each global market.

Quality assurance & maintenance
We provide a quality assurance and maintenance service anywhere in the global agricultural value chain. We also assist clients to develop quality assurance and maintenance systems and protocols.
Temperature and atmosphere evaluation
We evaluate the impact of different storage techniques such as atmosphere and temperature on the storage quality and shelf life of produce. We conduct trials to test different atmosphere and temperature combinations for specific varieties and market requirements.
Storage protocol development for new commercial varieties

We develop storage protocols for new commercial varieties.

MARKETING

Markets often drive environmental strategies including compostable packaging, energy efficiencies, crop waste and carbon and water footprint.

Bio-degradable Packaging
We assist clients with the development of bio-degradable packaging and alternatives to find innovative packaging solutions which will not compromise the quality of the produce. We also conduct trials to test the impact of new packaging technologies on produce quality and maintenance.
Energy efficient technology development
We assist clients with the development of energy efficient storage technologies which will not compromise the quality of produce. We also conduct trials to establish the optimum storage protocol for specific varieties, which often lead to savings in energy consumption and improved utilisation of storage capacity.
Reduction in crop waste percentage

Our focus on pre-harvest and post-harvest crop quality maintenance and loss prevention unlock value for our clients through increased crop yield and the resulting reduction in crop waste.

Reduction in carbon footprint
Specialized product applications
Consulting
Training/workshops

MARKETING

Markets often drive environmental strategies including compostable packaging, energy efficiencies, crop waste and carbon and water footprint.

Bio-degradable Packaging
We assist clients with the development of bio-degradable packaging and alternatives to find innovative packaging solutions which will not compromise the quality of the produce. We also conduct trials to test the impact of new packaging technologies on produce quality and maintenance.
Energy efficient technology development
We assist clients with the development of energy efficient storage technologies which will not compromise the quality of produce. We also conduct trials to establish the optimum storage protocol for specific varieties, which often lead to savings in energy consumption and improved utilisation of storage capacity.
Reduction in crop waste percentage

Our focus on pre-harvest and post-harvest crop quality maintenance and loss prevention unlock value for our clients through increased crop yield and the resulting reduction in crop waste.

Reduction in carbon footprint
Specialized product applications
Consulting
Training/workshops

CONSUMER

Consumers demand shelf-life quality including good taste and use of supply chains providing responsible and safe practices.

Packaging and handling efficacy
We test the efficacy of packaging and handling processes in global agricultural value chains either through simulations or by evaluating commercial processes. These tests unlock value for participants in the value chain through the delivery of optimal quality produce according to the preferences and unique circumstances of each market.
Storage regime development and evaluation
We develop storage regimes for all stages of the cold chain in order to maintain the quality of produce from the producer to the consumer.
Quality assurance & maintenance

We provide a quality assurance and maintenance service anywhere in the global agricultural value chain. We also assist clients to develop quality assurance and maintenance systems and protocols.

Shelf life quality enhancement

We develop technologies and protocols to enhance shelf life and maintain the quality of produce in different markets and handling conditions globally.

Developing optimal quality protocols

We develop quality protocols for each phase in the value chain to ensure that optimal quality produce reach the consumer in global markets.

Tasting panels & consumer preference

We conduct tasting panel and consumer preference studies in specific global markets on behalf of individual clients, industry organisations or variety licence holders.

Technology Transfer
We use and develop technology to enable the transfer of knowledge for the ease and benefit of the end user. We assist clients with the development of technology tools and software applications for use in various circumstances.
Technology Development
We develop technologies to unlock value for producers/farmers as participants in global agricultural value chains. We are proud of the integral role we played in the development of innovative pre-harvest and post-harvest technologies commonly used in the agricultural industry today.