SynTech Research Spain’s headquarters and main Research Centre is located at Picanya near Valencia. The site covers 30,000 sq.m. As well as open field trials areas, it includes 2,200 sq.m of laboratories / storage area, 5,400 sq.m of greenhouses / protected cropping and 600 sq.m of offices.
The laboratories, which include a large number of growth chambers and walk-in freezers, are used for ecotoxicology, residue sample preparation and homogenisation, processing, seed treatment and post-harvest trial work.
The eight SynTech locations can provide trials on over 100 crops grown in Spain including:
- fruit trees
- vegetables (open and protected)
- sugar beet
- industrial crops
Ponferrada (north west) – vines, tomatoes and potatoes
La Rioja (north) – vines, potatoes, vegetables, cereals and sugar beet
Cataluña (north east) – vines, fruit trees, cereals, olives and maize
Murcia / Almeria (south east) – protected crops, citrus fruits, vines, dessert grapes, fruit trees, vegetables and tropical fruits
Sevilla (south) citrus fruits, vines, rice, fruit trees, cotton, cereals, olives, vegetables – protected and open field
Tenerife (Canary Islands) – banana and tomato.
Other features include:
- Laboratories for ecotoxicology, screening and worker exposure studies
- Wine making, fruit processing and oil extraction
- Glasshouse, laboratory, pollinators and soil / nematicide testing