KAHA Station Research Activities
One of the key activities in KAHA Research Station is to carry out research on the chemical compounds originated by Syngenta for insect, weed and disease control in all major Egyptian crops, including cotton. Once the most promising new leads have been identified, Research staff performs extensive laboratory and field trials.
We use sophisticated analytical techniques to work out how chemicals interact with target pests, weeds and diseases and also how they affect crops and soils. This thorough testing ensures the effectiveness of the Active Ingredient. It also ensures that the final product is safe to both users and the crop.
As research continues, the chemicals are tested on plants and in soil for the control of insects, weeds and fungal diseases under conditions that closely resemble those in the farmers' fields. Furthermore, the products are also tested in the laboratory to help determine efficacy against various developmental stages of insects. To be able to do this, KAHA Research Station maintains insect rearing facilities for a wide variety of pest such as moths, mites, aphids, scales, fruit-flies, locusts and snails.