These services include:

We implement our services via:


RJC reduces crop losses by rapid diagnosis of pest related problems.

RJC offers both short term solutions and long term sustainable solutions.

Sustainable Crop Protection

RJC designs, develops and implements IPM programmes to reduce clients' dependence on chemical pesticides.

RJC will help clients to:

  • Prepare for life without important synthetic chemical pesticides which will be lost due to changes in the EU pesticide authorisation directive (91/414/EEC)
  • Implement the Sustainable Use Directive.

Research and Development

RJC specialises in applied research done in partnership with clients. This ensures immediate uptake of new ideas with rapid delivery of cost benefits.

RJC provides universities and research institutes with an interface with the horticultural industry.

Project Management

RJC assembles teams of appropriately qualified associates to address each specific issue.

Clients therefore benefit from a high level of technical expertise, sound practical knowledge and low overheads.

RJC assists R&D funders to assess tenders, oversee projects, monitor practical work and edit reports.

Growing Media Studies

RJC organises and manages trials to evaluate horticultural growing media in a wide range of horticultural crops.

Previous projects have evaluated composted green waste as a peat replacement, wood-based materials and inert mineral wool.

Lectures, Training & Manuals

RJC provides:

  • Training for students
  • Training for IPM beginners and experienced practitioners.
  • Production of tailored IPM protocols and manuals.
  • Conference organisation.

Conference Organisation

Dr Jacobson has organised numerous highly successful conferences for grower associations, the Association of Applied Biologists and the International Organisation for Biological Control.