Contract Research

Since, 1975 GCC has conducted confidential research studies for many satisfied clients. We offer services including:

  • 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. Trials can also be run in electronic notebook formats provided by clients.

Controls of numerous insects and diseases have been trialed. GCC’s crop consulting experience and scientific expertise provide you with pragmatic experimental design, sound test systems, top quality data and concise reports within 30 days of final critical event.

Research trials are conducted on sandy or muck soils. Our research farms are equipped with drip and overhead irrigation. Off site studies on commercial farms throughout Florida can be arranged for both efficacy and GLP studies. Sites for efficacy studies also are available in the Florida panhandle, Homestead area, and southern Georgia.

Crops available include all vegetables, rice, sugarcane, citrus, some subtropical fruits, turf, and ornamentals.