Field studies

Turf Trials – ARG have access to a wide variety of sites which allows us to conduct thorough investigation, testing and analysis for each individual project, including disease management.

Multi-Site Studies – where it is necessary to evaluate ideas or products across various climatic and environmental conditions, we will engage with additional partners and facilities to achieve maximum data and provide detailed reports.

ARG will also support end user evaluations.

Glasshouse studies

ARG conduct a range of studies evaluating efficacy, selectivity, and residue in the amenity turf, horticulture and agricultural industries, these include:

  • Efficacy and Plant Safety Testing

  • Phytotoxicity, Efficacy and Germination response

  • Assessments of growing media

  • Application and Dose Rate Response

  • Replicated trials to match customers brief

Laboratory Studies- Physical Chemical Properties

ARG laboratory will conduct specific services as listed below and when required will develop and design additional tests to suit particular needs:

  • Product Formulation Screening

  • Tank Mix Compatibility

  • Ambient and accelerated storage stability

  • Low Temperature and freeze/thaw cycle Storage Stability

Laboratory Studies- Soil Organism

ARG have devised in-house test methods to test the effect of HITAS formulations on soil bourne microbes, combination with an independent laboratory. This includes testing HITAS range of surfactants, biostimulants and microbial inoculant products and their effects on soil microbes and also the effectiveness of microbial based products, like Trichoderma and Mycorrhiza. Such testing includes:

  • Active soil bacterial counts

  • Active Fungi counts

  • Hyphal Diameter

  • Total Microbial Community

ARG will work closely with you at all stages of the consultancy process, from initial ideas and feasibility through to solutions and setting up of testing protocols. Thus, ensuring valuable, informative, and comprehensive data is provided upon completion including best practice guidelines.

Laboratory Studies- Plant Biostimulant & Rooting

Plant biostimulants contain substances and/or microorganisms whose function when applied to plants or to soil is to stimulate natural processes to enhance or benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to abiotic stress and crop quality. Biostimulants are now formally recognised by the European Union regulations.

Agronomy research group can undertake Digital rooting studies for newly developed or existing products. Root length, mass, diameter and surface area can all be analysed by the digital software to demonstrate product claims and justify product performance.

Turfgrass Agronomic Support

HITAS offers site assessments to check the sports turf and provide a comprehensive report based on the testing and evaluation services as below:

  • Water Analysis

  • Core Sample Analysis

  • Water Repellency Testing

  • Weed, Disease and Pest Diagnosis

  • Plant Rooting Assessment

  • Rootzone Condition Assessment

  • Plant Nutrient Availability

ARG will work closely with you at all stages of the consultancy process, from initial ideas and feasibility through to solutions and setting up of testing protocols. Thus, ensuring valuable, informative, and comprehensive data is provided upon completion including best practice guidelines.