Major Australian and New Zealand agricultural testing and research company, Staphyt, is currently involved in a number of key research and development projects in the agriculture industry and will be exhibiting at this year’s Hort Connections in Brisbane.
With over 40 years of experience as one of Australasia’s premium contract-based research providers; Staphyt Australasia provides agricultural focused product development solutions in efficacy, residue and regulatory services.
“We support our clients in research and development by conducting field and controlled environment trials with herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and growth regulators in horticultural and broadacre crops – from almonds to wheat”, Business Unit Manager Bruno Maurer said “Our services include residue and crop safety trials to support registration submissions suitable for APVMA and ACVM. We are NATA and IANZ accredited to conduct GLP residue trials in Australia and New Zealand adhering to OECD principles of GLP.”
The company conducts agricultural field research across major cropping regions with teams operating in all Australian states and both islands of New Zealand. Staphyt employs around 40 staff in Australasia.
“We work with all national and international chemical companies which are on the market,” Mr Maurer said. “We specialise in horticulture, but we also work in other areas. We have a wide range of produce that we work with; from macadamia and walnuts to apples, to lettuce, bananas, mangoes, lychees and many more so it is a very wide range.”
Staphyt Australasia was formed 34 years ago. In 2016 Peracto merged with leading CRO STAPHYT, which was further extending its worldwide research and development network.
“For STAPHYT it was really important to start in Australia on a new continent, with such an experienced partner like Peracto,” Mr Maurer said. Our clients benefit from our global presence as we can conduct two season’s trials in the one calendar year by conducting out of season trials in both the Southern and Northern hemispheres”.
Staphyt will be at stall 308 at Hort Connections.