With unparalleled experience (in excess of 100 years!) in the horticulture industry, the ADAS Horticulture Fruit Team delivers research and comprehensive agronomy services to the soft fruit, top fruit, rhubarb and cane fruit sectors, providing advice on crop production systems, IPM planning and implementation, crop protection, crop safety and pesticide legislation.

The team works closely with a network of associate consultants and academic institutions, collaborating where appropriate, on research projects.


  • Integrated pest and disease management
  • Application and management of biopesticides for efficacy and reliability
  • Variety trials

Advisory service

  • Crop  walking
  • ICM planning and implementation
  • Growing media, crop nutrition and analysis interpretation
  • Pest, disease and weed management
  • Biological pest and disease control
  • Crop production practices
  • Quality assurance, including development of bespoke QA schemes
  • Pesticide use, legislation and resistance management
  • Bespoke spray programmes
  • Expert witness services

We also produce Monthly Technical Fruit Notes

Our Horticulture Team is United Kingdom Chemical Regulations Directorate recognised which means:

✔ Competent to carry out efficacy testing
✔ Agriculture/horticulture, biologicals,
semiochemicals and stored crops
✔ ORETO Efficacy Testing Certificate No. 374
✔ BASIS and FACTS qualified consultants

Contact details

More information

Contact Barry Mulholland for information on how we can help you.