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Pesticide Usage Statistics in the UK

Statistics on the use of pesticides on a range crops grown in the United Kingdom The Food and Environment Research Agency is no longer a government agency. On 1st April 2015 Defra sold a...

Brominated Flame Retardant (BFR) Mass Balance Study

Mass Balance study to quantify existing Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) and identify unknowns, in food and feed.

Reproductive risk assessment for birds and mammals

Development of a practical phase-specific reproductive risk assessment for birds and mammals

Formation of 2-alkyl cyclobutanones

Literature review and practical investigation into the potential formation of 2-alkyl cyclobutanones in non-irradiated food

Mass Spectrometry for Salmonella Detection

Proteomics Mass Spectrometry for Salmonella detection

Bemisia tabaci IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

Developing an integrated pest management approach for the containment and eradication of Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius)

Masked mycotoxins

Determination of masked Fusarium mycotoxins in cereals and cereal-based food

Immune suppression

Optimization of biological control strategies through disruption of pest immune responses


Development of an on-site method for the detection of serological response in whole blood using brucella as a model system.

Tests for Multiple Drugs with Complex Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)

Development of screening tests for multiple drugs with complex Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs)

Bed bug detection

Isolation and identification of bed bug compounds with a view to development of a diagnostic device to provide rapid detection of bed bug infestations.

Potato Blackleg survey

Identify cause of blackleg in GB potatoes

Polyphagous predator database

Results of field studies on the impact of the insecticide Dimethoate on populations of polyphagous predators in winter wheat fields in England.

Pollinators as delivery agents

Feasibility study into the potential of crop pollinators to act as delivery agents of entomopathogenic fungi

Disease cost sharing

Assessing the costs of future exotic animal disease outbreaks

DNA Hybridisation

DNA-Hybridisation: an array for multiplex agent detection

Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) field monitoring

Field verification of Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) uptake and delivery of environmental benefits

Investigate small hive beetle

Investigate control methods for small hive beetle

Support for Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) outbreak

To better equip the UK government to respond to the threat caused by longhorn beetles


Development of a screening and confirmatory method for the detection of timlicosin in poultry muscle and pig, cattle and sheep kidney