In Hungary, SGS’ agricultural laboratory and field-testing facility has just enjoyed a successful Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) inspection. Offering innovative services relevant for both the manufacturers and distributors of pesticides, this endorsement means we are able to conduct complete GLP studies, from planning to final implementation.

This includes:

  • Field phase of residue studies (open field, protected room, decline curve study, harvested study, fruits, vegetables, seed, crops, oil seed, different spraying technique). •• Analytical phase of residue study.
  • Analytical chemistry in compliance with the principles of GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and with the corresponding OECD/European Community requirements.

Based in Nyíregyháza, in the northeast of Hungary, our laboratory is staffed by GLP experts and equipped with the latest testing equipment which can conduct liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) testing and more, including sprayers.

We are able to develop new analytical methods for determining the active ingredients and metabolites of pesticides, as well as validate existing methods. Whether you choose to field phase, analytical phase, or both phases together, all GLP services are completed with a full project report, and our GLP programme is supported by Quality Assurance (QA) staff. Field trial services in Hungary cover several field types and can deliver:

  • GEP efficacy trials.
  • GLP residue trials.
  • Demonstration trials.


In addition to GLP, this laboratory and its associated facilities are MSZ EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for:

  • Microbiological, nutritional, chemical composition, toxins, pesticide residue analysis.
  • Seed, crop, feed and food testing.
  • Soil sampling and analyses.
  • Water analyses.
  • Environmental studies.


Our facilities in Nyíregyháza form part of our global network of field stations and laboratories catering for product development and registration programmes in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Read more articles of our Seed and Crop Newsletter - February 2014.

For further information, please contact:

Agota Kiss
Business Manager
SGS Hungária Kft.
1124 Budapest, Sirály u. 4.
t: +36 1 309 3322
m: +36 30 826 2961