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Welcome to Eurofins Hungary

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Within the Agroscience division, our technical activities involve conducting field and laboratory studies to determine the safety and efficacy of new agrochemicals and crop varieties.


With over 25 years of experience in the crop protection industry, Eurofins Agroscience Services offers outstanding technical knowledge and project management skills. Our service offering is continuously developed by knowledge transfer initiatives between the Group's various centres of expertise across the globe.

By acquiring a carefully selected range of CRO's, Eurofins Agroscience Services has created a unique portfolio of expertise that provides analytical, regulatory and field support to plant breeders, agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide and fine chemical manufacturers.

Eurofins Agroscience Services Kft. in Székesfehérvár, Hungary was established in 2007. The company is developing progressively and has got well experienced staff for field studies.

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Services

The facility is GLP certified for experimental phase of residue studies from 2009, and expert in a full range of field services including GEP and GLP field trials and a variety of environmental fate studies.


Eurofins Agroscience Services Kft. has capability to conduct field trials throughout Hungary and can provide the majority of crops grown such as: Cereals, Maize, Sunflower, Sugarbeet, Potato, Oilseed rape, Vegetables, Stone fruits, Pome fruits, Grapes, Soft fruits, Industrial crops.

Soil sampling service in 0 - 2,0 m depth for research and agricultural purposes with machine powered equipments GPS and GIS support. 

Geography and Location

Hungary is located in Central-East Europe in Carpathian basin. The country covers an area of 93,030 square kilometres.

Hungary has three major geographic regions (which are subdivided to seven smaller ones): the Great Hungarian Plain, lying east of the Danube River; the Transdanubia, a hilly region lying west of the Danube and extending to the Austrian foothills of the Alps; and the North Hungarian Mountains, which is a mountainous and hilly country beyond the northern boundary of the Great Hungarian Plain.

The country's best natural resource is fertile land, although soil quality varies greatly. About 70% of the country's total territory is suitable for agriculture; of this portion, 72% is arable land. Hungary lacks extensive domestic sources of energy and raw materials needed for industrial development.

Doubtless, one of Hungary's most important natural resources is arable land. It covers about 49.58% of the country, which is outstanding in the world. The mass majority of the fertile soil has a good quality.

The most important agricultural zones are the Little Hungarian Plain (it has the highest quality fertile soil in average), Transdanubia, and the Great Hungarian Plain.

Climate

Hungary has a continental climate, with cold winters and warm to hot summers. The average annual temperature is about 10 °C, in summer 27 to 35 °C, and in winter 0 to -15 °C, with extremes ranging from about 42 °C in summer to −29 °C in winter. Average yearly rainfall is about 600 mm. Distribution and frequency of rainfall are unpredictable. The western part of the country usually receives more rain than the eastern part, where severe droughts may occur in summertime. Weather conditions in the Great Plain can be especially harsh, with hot summers, cold winters, and scant rainfall.

Soil types

Hungary has various soil conditions. Agrochemical products and plant varieties can be tested in several soil types from "light sand" till the "heavy clay" in wide pH range 3,8 - 8,5.

Dark Chernozems and Phaeozems are the basic of the agricultural production (cereals, maize, sunflower) in the east-lowland but acidic sand (pH: 3,8) clay meadow soils (Vertisols) and salt affected soils (Solonetz and Solonchaks) also can be found in the region. In the middle-north-west around our Székesfehérvár site excellent calcareous chernozems are located. Acidic forest soils (Luvisols and Cambisols) cover the south-west with the best climate for maize, sunflower and oilseed rape. South-east part of Hungary with it's warm climate, and neutral or alkalic (pH: 8,5) sandy soils (Arenosols) is the main open field and greenhouse vegetable growing area.