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KEY EXPERTICE IN FIELD TRIALS AND REGULATORY SUPPORT IN THE EU NORTH ZONE

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WE ARE A LEADING RESEARCH ORGANISATION WITH EXPERIENCE DATING BACK TO 1984

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Regulatory Affairs

Agrolab is specialized in regulatory affairs of the Nordic countries and offers full regulatory assistance for approval of plant protection products under the EU regulation (EC) 1107/2009. Our expertise includes mammalian toxicology, consumer risk assessment, ground and surface water modelling, ecotoxicology and Biological assessment dossiers. We also offer regulatory assistance with biocides under EU Regulation 528/2012. Send us an email

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Field trials

Agrolab is the leading CRO conducting field trials in the Northern part of EU. With field trial stations in Denmark, Sweden and Latvia, we are able to cover the climatic variation in the EU north zone. We conduct all types of trials within agriculture, horticulture, forestry and greenhouses according to GEP standards. Send us an email

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GLP & Ecotoxicology

Agrolab has carried out GLP trials since 1989. We can handle crop residue trials in all crops grown in our region. Soil residue both short and long term, with soil sampling down to 1 meter. Ecotox trials with earthworms, collembolan and litterbag studies is a possibility. Send us an email

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Seed & Germination Lab

In our seed and germination lab we do analyses on grain with NIT. It is getting more and more common to have data on protein and other quality measures on part of the trials used for registration of plant protection products. Send us an email

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Agrochemicals registration

The regulatory team at Agrolab are specialized in regulatory affairs of the EU North Zone and offers full regulatory assistance for approval of plant protection products (PPP’s). Our services include preparation of dRR as core assessments on zonal level and adjustments to suite national specific requirements for the member states of the EU zones.

The regulatory expertise at Agrolab extends from the former Council Directive 91/414/EEC to the current Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for placing plant protection products on the market, and consequently we can prepare, adapt and update pesticide dossiers according to current legislation.

We give guidance on data requirements for registration of plant protection products in the EU North Zone, both at the active substance and the product level, and in close collaboration with our GEP field trial units we advise on necessary trial planning and requirements for efficacy and selectivity trials.

We prepare, submit and follow-up on applications to national Environmental Protection Agencies in the EU North Zone as well as the rest of Europe. We have experience with numerous successful applications as zonal applications and mutual recognitions, and we can also help you prepare applications for parallel import (PI) registrations or emergency uses applications.

We can also help you with providing all the additional documents needed for your application, including for example:

 – Climatic comparability documents (for Mutual Recognitions)

 – Appraisal of field studies for use in environmental fate sections (usually in Denmark)

 – Comparative assessments for candidates for substitution according to Art. 50 and Annex IV of Regulation EU 1107/2009

 

All information is kept strictly confidential.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Risk assessments

Agrolab can carry out PPP-related risk assessments. We have a long experience of the specific requirements of the Northern Zone and the options available to achieve successful registration and we can help you with screening and planning ahead your application. We are always keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in EU human and environmental risk assessment.

We are well-versed with the different models used in a product dossier and the different sections:

 – Mammalian toxicology

EFSA Guidance calculations, UK POEM, BBA “German model”, Dutch model for greenhouses, Seed tropex model, PHED, “Puffer pack” model, UK trigger spray model, EUROPOEM II

 – Residues and consumer risk assessment

EFSA PRIMO 2.0, NEDI, NESTI and update of section 7

 – Environmental fate

Surface water: FOCUS STEPS1-2, SWASH – MACRO – PRZM – TOXSWA, SWAN, HardSPEC

Groundwater: FOCUS PEARL, PELMO, PRZM, MACRO, FROGS and national approaches for Denmark, Lithuania, Sweden, Norway

Soil: Finnish PECsoil calculator, or PECsoil calculations according to SANCO/10558/2005

– Ecotoxicology

We perform ecotoxicology calculations and assessments according to the most recent Guidance documents from EFSA or the Commission. We have a long experience of working with the Nordic authorities and we can guide you on refinements and higher-tier options for the whole ecotoxicology section in the terrestrial and aquatic environments.

Please contact Nicolas Givaudan at nig@agrolab.dk or phone +4560246175 for further information

Biological Assessment Dossiers

Through its team of experienced agronomists, Agrolab is able to advise on and provide complete efficacy programs in order to support your product registrations. The efficacy data package of a dossier is summed up in the Biological Assessment Dossier (BAD), as required by the Regulation EC 1107/2009.

Our strong background in field research ensure an in-depth understanding and accurate handling of efficacy data resulting in quality expertise for preparation of BADs. We have a dedicated team of BAD specialists, who are working at the interface between field GEP work, and BAD preparation.

We can help you with preparing the whole BAD based on the trial data package, or updating specific sections of it (crop safety, minimum effective dose, adverse effects, impact on adjacent and subsequent crops, risks of resistance, impact on non-target plants…).

Registering your biocides

We also offer regulatory assistance in the field of biocides (council directive 98/8/EC, and Regulation EU no 528/2012). We can prepare your European or national registration in accordance with BPR and we can assist you with expert consultancy in the whole data package of a dossier: chemistry, efficacy, toxicology and environment. We can take the responsibility of submitting your dossier and following-up with the relevant authorities when needed.

We manage inclusion of active substances as well as product dossiers, either during the transitional period (before inclusion of an active substance) or under the Biocidal Product Regulation.

Agrolab can also help you with beneficial contacts with Nordic countries authorities thanks to our presence in DK, SE, LV and LT.

Please contact Nicolas Givaudan at nig@agrolab.dk or phone +4560246175 for further information

GEP

Agrolab has high expertise in field trials with experience dating back to 1984. We conduct GEP field trials for support to the registration of pesticides and plant protection products. We are specialised in the EU north zone, and hold GEP accreditation in Denmark, Sweden, Latvia amd Lithuania. By this, we are able to support field trial on our own field trial station that cover the climatic variability of Scandinavia and the Baltic states. We have a dedicated staff with in-depth knowledge of the differences in the zone and good relations to the national regulatory support and advisory services. Therefore, Agrolab can give you the best advice on placement of trials in the EU north zone.

All GEP studies are conducted according to EPPO guidelines and we take full responsibility for study plan, study design and reporting.

Agrolab can arrange and manage Pan-European multi-site trials in most European countries through our cooperating partners in Central and Southern Europe.

Data on GEP trials are recorded electronically in the field. To handle the data obtained, we use the Agricultural Research Management (ARM) software with which we have extensive experience. ARM is primarily used for data collection and basic statistical analyses. Shortly after collection, the data can be available to the sponsor. We also handle customized versions of ARM or the clients own computer programs.

All research projects are handled with confidentiality.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Variety

Agrolab has the knowledge and equipment for variety testing in both cereals, legumes, oil seed rape and maize.

In Denmark Agrolab have our own farm with cereals and oil seed rape therefore; we always have full control of our fields. In Sweden and Latvia, our offices are situated on Farms where we have a close collaboration with the farmers.

We also have the possibility to analyse the varieties after harvest in our Seed and Germination Lab.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Other

Agrolab can carry out almost any trial related to Agriculture, forestry and greenhouses. Fertilizer testing, Logarithmic demonstration trials or in depth dose response analyses with logarithmic application and dose response curve fitting.

If you are thinking of testing something related to plant growth or other biological tests, please contact us and we will look at you project and give you the best inputs to have good test results.

We also offer tank mix testing for compatibility and spray-ability of formulated products.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Residues

Agrolab has operated in compliance with the OECD principles of GLP since 1989 and have extensive experience in GLP field studies both as principal field investigators and study directors. Our team can handle all arable crops grown in the region, including all vegetable and greenhouse crops.

We offer GLP studies for a wide range of crops and purposes, for example:

 – MOR and Decline trials for arable crops, vegetables, top fruit, soft fruit, greenhouse crops (cucumber, tomatoes, melons, strawberries etc.).

 – EC10 studies : Determination of phytotoxic effects on succeeding crops

– Soil dissipation studies on fields with known history, Special crop rotation studies, bare soil studies – with and without irrigation.
Soil cores can be collected down to 1 meter.

Residue samples are stored as long as necessary and sent frozen to the analytical laboratories.

Raw data are stored at our archive as long as required.

Our study directors is responsible for the overall conduct of studies, from writing the study plan to writing the final report with incorporating results from analytical laboratories.

We also work as principle investigators acting on behalf of the study director in multisite studies.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Ecotoxicology

Agrolab has many field sites available and can offer GLP studies in a wide range of arable crops or on bare soil sites, including large-scale field studies, smaller field and semi-field studies. We have extensive experience of conducting studies with;

 – Earthworms (Acute and chronic laboratory toxicity tests, OECD guidelines no 207 and 222)

 – Organic matter breakdown in litterbag (OECD guideline no 56)

 – Soil organisms such as Collombola

 – Full faunal studies in arable crops

We have excellent facilities for conducting GLP studies on our own land, with or without irrigation, including the option for large trials with plot sizes up to 2 Ha.

Non target arthropods are collected using appropriate methods, such as pitfall traps. Samples for residue analysis can be included in the study design.

Agrolab can also offer non-target terrestrial plant studies in accordance with OECD guidelines 208 (Seedling emergence and seedling growth) and 227 (Vegetative Vigor) EPPO standard PP1/207(2). Studies are conducted under controlled environmental conditions in growth chambers.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Seed and Germination Lab

After harvest it may sometimes be vital to collect additional quality data of the yield. In our seed and germination lab, we can offer to analyze the yield using NIT technology and collect data on i.e. protein, starch etc.

In addition to the quality analysis, we also offer germination testing of seeds in climatic chambers with full climatic control. These tests are conducted according to ISTA and EPPO guidelines.

Non-target plant studies in accordance with OECD Guidelines numbers 208 and 227 and EPPO guidelines can be done and dose response curves are fitted according the a loglogistic curve so you get the full information of the whole dose response curves.

Please contact Jesper Yngvesson at jy@agrolab.se or phone +46706348485 for further information

Trial application in Denmark

About us

Agrolab is the leading research organisation in the EU north zone with experience dating back to 1984. Since then, Agrolab has successfully helped companies, by testing, developing and registering plant protection products in the EU (1107/2009).

Over the years Agrolab has expanded with field trial stations around Scandinavia and the Baltic states. Agrolab therefore can support with in-depth regulatory consultancy and field trial planning for the North zone of EU (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). We are the largest CRO in Scandinavia and the Baltic states that can offer trials for registration of plant protection products on their own stations in the region.

We have the knowledge of the region and therefore we can give expert advice for regulatory support and field trial planning. We know the local systems for registration and can help with registration of plant protection products according to regulation (EC) 1107/2009 for registering plant protection products on the market in EU.

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  • Regulatory Manager

    20. juli 2017

    Regulatory Manager

    Agrolab is recruiting for a Regulatory Manager to lead our Regulatory department into the future. Please follow the l

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    Agrolab is recruiting for a Regulatory Manager to lead our Regulatory department into the future.

    Please follow the link below for further information

    Regulatory Manager – Agrolab

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  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist - BAD

    20. juli 2017

    Regulatory Affairs Specialist - BAD

    Agrolab is recruiting for a Regulatory affairs specialist to write Biological assessment dossiers, comparative assessmen

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    Agrolab is recruiting for a Regulatory affairs specialist to write Biological assessment dossiers, comparative assessments and provide label support.

    Please follow the link below for further information

    Regulatory affairs specialist BAD – Agrolab

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  • New Danish Pesticide Strategy 2017-2020

    18. maj 2017

    New Danish Pesticide Strategy 2017-2020

    A new agriculture bill has recently been passed in the Danish Parliament defining the new Pesticide Strategy for 2017-20

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    A new agriculture bill has recently been passed in the Danish Parliament defining the new Pesticide Strategy for 2017-2020 in Denmark. The strategy describes some changes in the Danish Assessment Framework for Plant Protection Products (PPPs), which should be implemented soon into new versions of the Guidance Documents.

    While the strategy focuses on various aspects, the new framework will be more favourable to the authorisation of Plant Protection Products (PPP) with new Modes of Action, while maintaining a high environmental and groundwater protection. Some of the changes relating to PPP authorisation include easing of requirements for the Danish soil persistence criteria, groundwater assessment and more focus on the substitution of problematic substances. Feel free to contact us if you want to know more about these new possibilities for PPP registration in Denmark!

    A link to the text can be found below:

    http://mfvm.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/MFVM/Publikationer/21-04-2017_ENDELIGT_AFTALEUDKAST.pdf

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  • Need help with CLP labeling before 1st June 2017?

    2. marts 2017

    Need help with CLP labeling before 1st June 2017?

    The CLP  regulation, which stands for Classification, Labeling and Packaging, ensures that chemical hazards are clearly

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    The CLP  regulation, which stands for Classification, Labeling and Packaging, ensures that chemical hazards are clearly communicated to users through a harmonized classification and labeling process.

    CLP  entered into force in January 2009, and it replaces two previous EU legislations, the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD), and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD).

    It is mandatory to apply CLP  to active substances since December 2010, and to chemical mixtures newly approved or re-approved since June 2015, which include formulated Plant Protection Products and Biocides preparations.

    For mixtures that had been placed on the market before June 2015, labeling according to the old DPD was accepted until the end of the transitional period – June 1, 2017 – but from that date all products have to be relabeled and repackaged according to the CLP  Regulation. Don’t wait to make sure your product is correctly classified before June 2017!

    Our dedicated team of experts can help you check and update your product labels and safety data sheets (SDS) against legislative standards to make sure the coast is clear for your product after June 2017.

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  • Runoff excluded from Swedish aquatic risk assessment

    25. januar 2017

    Runoff excluded from Swedish aquatic risk assessment

    Runoff scenario R1 in surface water is now excluded from the Swedish aquatic risk assessment approach The Swedish Che

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    Runoff scenario R1 in surface water is now excluded from the Swedish aquatic risk assessment approach

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency KEMI has decided to exclude surface runoff from the aquatic risk assessment of Plant Protection Products in Sweden. This measure came into force in November 2016. The reasons behind this decision are that scenario R1 used in surface water modelling in Sweden is not sufficiently relevant for Swedish agricultural conditions. Hence only the drainage scenarios D1 and D4 are now required in environmental modelling and ecotoxicology, overruling the latest Northern Zone Guidance Document (April 2016) until its next update.

    The holder of the authorization of a Plant Protection Product in Sweden with uses which previously required runoff mitigation (unsprayed buffer zones and/or vegetated filter strips) can therefore submit an application to amend the dossier and remove this mitigation measure.

    22 products are currently concerned by this measure. We can assist you with the submission of such an application.

    A link to the page can be found below:

    http://www.kemi.se/en/news-from-the-swedish-chemicals-agency/2016/vegetated-filter-strips-to-end-as-a-restriction-of-use-for-plant-protection-products-in-sweden/

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  • Field assistant vacancies

    20. januar 2017

    Field assistant vacancies

    Field assistant vacancies Agrolab is a privately owned research organisation that performs field trials. For our fiel

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    Field assistant vacancies

    Agrolab is a privately owned research organisation that performs field trials. For our field season we are now looking for three assistants in Denmark (Middelfart).

    Agrolab is the leading research organisation for registration of pesticides in the EU North Zone and has field stations in Sweden, Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania. Agrolab currently has fourteen full time employees in Denmark, nine in Sweden, four in Latvia and 1 in Lithuania.

    We have a large network of farmers in the nearby area of all of our field trial stations, and therefore have a number of options when placing our trials. All to ensure high quality trials to our clients with a good pest occurrence in the requested crop. You can find out more about who we are and what we do at www.agrolab.dk.

    We have a good team of employees at Agrolab, with a high spirit and a good sense of humour. During the summer season we need assistants to help us with all the field work, and that is why we are now looking for three assistants in Denmark (Middelfart).

    Work description:
    An exciting position where the tasks varies greatly within a working area that is in constant development.
    The position will include taking part in the whole field trial cycle – laying out trials, handling chemicals, assessing weeds, fungi and insects in the field, harvesting and handling data. The work is primarily located in the fields and much of the time is spent in transport. Therefore a driver’s licence (B) is a requirement.

    Qualifications:
    You have an interest in fieldwork, are not afraid of hard work and have the possibility to work some overtime/evenings when the need occurs. As a person you are flexible, have a good manner towards others and a positive attitude. You have an education or have started one within biology, agronomy, horticulture, agricultural technology or a similar field. You have the ability to cooperate with others, but can with the right training work independently. Additional driver’s licences (BE, C) and a spraying certificate will further qualify you, but these are not absolute requirements.

    Duration/starting date:
    All positions are full time, March-September. We would like you to start already in mid-March, but it is also a possibility to start later in the season.

    Location:
    Three positions in Middelfart.

    Application:
    We will be happy to receive your application to ks@agrolab.dk at the latest February 17th 2017. For any questions about the positions, call Kenneth Sørensen, +45 27 51 63 75.

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  • Fältförsöksassistenter sökes

    10. januar 2017

    Fältförsöksassistenter sökes

    Agrolab är en privat försöksorganisation som utför fältförsök. Till sommarsäsongen söker vi nu tre fältassiste

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    Agrolab är en privat försöksorganisation som utför fältförsök. Till sommarsäsongen söker vi nu tre fältassistenter till Skåne (Eslöv) och en fältassistent till Skänninge (Östergötland).

    Agrolab är den ledande försöksorganisationen för registrering av bekämpningsmedel i EU:s norra zon och har försöksverksamhet i Sverige, Danmark, Lettland och Litauen. Agrolab har elva heltidsanställda i Danmark, nio i Sverige, fyra i Lettland och två i Litauen.
    Vi samarbetar med ett stort antal lantbrukare i närområdena till våra fältstationer och har därför flera valmöjligheter, när vi ska lägga ut våra försök. Allt för att kunna leverera försök med ett högt tryck av rätt skadegörare i rätt gröda till våra kunder. Mer om vad vi gör och vilka vi är kan du se på vår hemsida www.agrolab.se

    På Agrolab kommer du att uppleva trevliga kollegor och god stämning. Från mars-september behöver vi assistenter för fältarbete och söker därför två anställda i Skåne och en i Östergötland.

    Arbetsbeskrivning:
    En spännande anställning med varierande arbetsuppgifter i ett verksamhetsområde som är i ständig utveckling.
    Arbetet innebär att ta del av hela försöksprocessen, inklusive upprättande av försök, sprutning av försök, kemikaliehantering, bedömningar av bland annat ogräs, svamp och insekter i fält och datahantering. Arbetet är huvudsakligen praktiskt och förlagt i fält, mycket tid spenderas också i bil, B körkort är därför ett krav.

    Kvalifikationer:
    Vi söker dig som har intresse av fältarbete, som kan ta i lite extra och även jobba kvällar när det behövs. Som person ser vi gärna, att du är flexibel, har ett trevligt bemötande mot andra och ett gott humör. Vi söker dig som har utbildning eller påbörjade studier inom lantbruk så som lantmästare, agronom, hortonom eller närliggande yrkesområden. Vi ser gärna, att du har lätt för att samarbeta men också att du snabbt kan arbeta självständigt. Körkort (B) är ett krav. Traktorvana, BE-, C-körkort och sprutcertifikat är meriterande, men inget krav.

    Varaktighet/tillträde:
    Skåne: Heltid, 13. mars till 30. september 2017 med möjlighet till förlängning.
    Östergötland: Heltid, 3. April till 30. September 2017
    Vi tillämpar löpande anställning.

    Ort:
    Två tjänster utanför Eslöv.
    En tjänst utanför Skänninge

    Ansökan:
    Vi tar emot din ansökan på bvl@agrolab.se senast den 15 februari 2017.
    För frågor om tjänsten ring, Betina Lindemann, 0725-784620 (Skåne), David Larsson 0708-507395 (Östergötland) eller Martin Gejl +45 20736575.

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  • Launch of Agrolab Lithuania

    11. marts 2016

    Launch of Agrolab Lithuania

    Agrolab is proud to present the opening of our new GEP trial station in Lithuania! Our station will be located in Ma

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    Agrolab is proud to present the opening of our new GEP trial station in Lithuania!

    Our station will be located in Mažeikiai and will already from this year operate as a fully functioning trialstation in Agrolab.

    We will be able to carry out trials in all the common crops of the region, cereals, OSR etc.

     

    Please contact Jesper Yngvesson for more information

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  • Agrolab is looking for Field Assisstants

    19. januar 2016

    Agrolab is looking for Field Assisstants

    For our field season we are now looking for two assistants in southern Sweden (Eslöv), one in central Sweden (Skänning

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    For our field season we are now looking for two assistants in southern Sweden (Eslöv), one in central Sweden (Skänninge) and three in Denmark (Middelfart).

    Agrolab is the leading research organisation for registration of pesticides in the EU North Zone and has field stations in Sweden, Denmark and Latvia.

    We have a large network of farmers in the nearby area of all of our field trial stations, and therefore have a number of options when placing our trials. All to ensure high quality trials to our clients with a good pest occurrence in the requested crop. You can find out more about who we are and what we do at www.agrolab.dk.

    We have a good team of employees at Agrolab, with a high spirit and a good sense of humour. During the summer season we need assistants to help us with the field work, and that is why we are now looking for two assistants in southern Sweden (Eslöv), one in central Sweden (Skänninge) and three in Denmark (Middelfart).

     Work description:

    An exciting position where the tasks varies greatly within a working area that is in constant development.

    The position will include taking part in the whole field trial cycle – laying out trials, handling chemicals, assessing weeds, fungi and insects in the field, harvesting and handling data. The work is primarily located in the fields and much of the time is spent in transport. Therefore a driver’s licence (B) is a requirement.

     Qualifications:

    You have an interest in fieldwork, are not afraid of hard work and have the possibility to work some overtime/evenings when the need occurs. As a person you are flexible, have a good manner towards others and a positive attitude. You have an education or have started one within biology, agronomy, horticulture, agricultural technology or a similar field. You have the ability to cooperate with others, but can with the right training work independently. Driver’s licence (B) is required. Additional driver’s licences (BE, C) and a spraying certificate will further qualify you, but these are not absolute requirements.

     Duration/starting date:

    All positions are full time, March-September. We would like you to start already in mid-March, but it is also a possibility to start later in the season.

     Location:

    Two positions outside of Eslöv, one position outside of Skänninge and three positions in Middelfart.

     Application:

    We will be happy to receive your application to ks@agrolab.dk or  me@agrolab.se at the latest February 20th 2016. For any questions about the positions, call Kenneth Sørensen, +45 27 51 63 75 or Maria Eriksson, +46702-210362 (Skåne), David Larsson +46708-507395 (Östergötland).

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  • EFSA conclusion on glyphosate

    13. november 2015

    EFSA conclusion on glyphosate

    EFSA has recently reviewed the toxicological profile of glyphosate and again concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to po

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    EFSA has recently reviewed the toxicological profile of glyphosate and again concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to pose as carcinogenic to humans.

    A link to the EFSA conclusion can be found below.

    http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/151112

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Agrolab operates from Denmark, Sweden and Latvia.

    • Agrolab Denmark

    • Agrolab A/S
    • Røjleskovvej 18
    • DK-5500 Middelfart
    • Denmark
    • +45 64 40 65 75
    • agrolab@agrolab.dk
    • Agrolab Sweden

    • Agrolab Sverige AB
    • Backgården
    • SE-241 93 Eslöv
    • Sweden
    • +46 (0) 46 29 18 22
    • agrolab@agrolab.se
    • Agrolab Baltic

    • SIA Agrolab Baltic
    • Ozoli, Kurisisi pag
    • LV-3890 Saldus Novads
    • Latvia
    • +45 64 40 65 75
    • agrolab@agrolab.dk