Oct. 5, 2017
Following inspections of SGS’s field trial stations in Varna, Plovdiv and Ruse in September 2017, the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture has awarded a ten-year extension to SGS’s certification for Good Experimental Practices (GEP).
SGS began contract research operations in Bulgaria in 2012, receiving immediate GEP certification. Accreditation allowed SGS in Bulgaria to conduct research into most forms of pesticide and plant growth regulator, and many types of crop, including arable, fruits and vegetables.
Initially, SGS established field stations in Varna and Plovdiv but these were joined in 2017 by a new facility in Ruse. The combination of these three sites allows SGS to provide complete coverage of the main crop growing regions of Bulgaria. The successful recertification of these three sites for a period of ten-years, is testament to the quality and efficacy of their work. The extended GEP certification covers field trials for arable, perennial, vegetable and greenhouse crops.