Contract Research

Overview of our Contract Research branch.

Since 1975 our contract research department has successfully conducted more than 4,000 confidential research studies. Our field trial services include:

  • Efficacy studies (biopesticide, insecticide, fungicide, herbicide, nematicide, plant growth regulators)
  • Residue trials in raw and processed commodities compliant with Good Laboratory Practice Standards (FIFRA 40 CFR Part 160)
  • Product screening
  • Variety testing
  • Phytotoxicity
  • Demonstration
  • Fertility

Our data analysis capabilities include Least Significant Difference (LSD), Duncan Multiple-Range Test (DMRT), percent relative to control, and other custom analyses. We can run trials in any client-provided electronic notebook format.

We have trialed hundreds of controlled insects and diseases. GCC’s crop consulting experience and scientific expertise provide you with pragmatic experimental design, sound test systems, and top-quality data. Concise reports are delivered within 30 days of the final critical event for which we have a 100% on-time delivery record.

Your research trials will be conducted on sandy or muck soils. Our research farm can accommodate drip or overhead irrigation. We can arrange off-site studies on commercial farms throughout Florida for both efficacy and GLP studies. We offer efficacy studies sites in the Florida panhandle, Homestead area, and southern Georgia.

Field trials are performed on all vegetables, rice, sugarcane, citrus, some subtropical fruits, turf, and ornamentals.