Peracto offers an independent
contract research and development service to pesticide
manufacturers and distributors and to seed and
fertiliser distributors or agents.
The company operates from Pukekohe,
a rural town 50 km south of Auckland, New Zealand’s
largest urban centre. The Pukekohe region is recognised
for intensive market gardening, growing and supplying
produce for the local and export markets.
Peracto also has a base in Tauranga servicing
the Bay of Plenty, and in Hastings servicing Hawkes Bay and
neighbouring regions. Links with similar services in other
regions of New Zealand and Australia are also established.
The company is managed and field
trials directed by Paul Munro, a graduate of Lincoln
University, Canterbury. Paul has had extensive
previous experience with Lincoln University, Shell
Chemicals and Cyanamid.
Peracto New Zealand Limited (formerly
Alpha Research Limited) is a privately owned business
that commenced operations on July 1, 1996.