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Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) recognised design and management of pesticide efficacy trials, with specialist tree tolerance testing and forestry test sites.
Plant protection products – herbicides, insecticides and biocides – are only approved for sale and use in the UK once they have completed rigorous registration test. These trials ensure that products are not harmful to the environment and human health.
Our highly skilled, specialist staff have many years of experience designing and managing complex efficacy trials in forestry situations. Alongside our commercial pesticide and agrochemical efficacy testing, we have run experiments in a wide variety of forest locations as part of research projects funded by Defra, UK Research Councils and the EU. We also delivered all tests and trials for the authorisation of PG Suspension, a biological stump treatment agent now available commercially from the Forestry Commission.
Forest Research is officially recognised by the UK’s Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the Health and Safety Directorate for pesticide efficacy testing. We deliver key data, including tree tolerance results, for regulatory submissions and registrations, especially for products requiring specific forestry labelling.
Our research nursery at Headley offers 6 hectares under high levels of experimental control. The isolated testing area has flat free-draining soil, full irrigation, flexible power supplies and deer and rabbit fencing. We also have unparalleled access to diverse forest sites (conifers, broadleaf, mixed woodland) across the UK for open and specialist field trials.
Please contact us to discuss your specific testing requirements.
We work with you to develop detailed experimental designs and a fully itemised costing for the work
To find out more about services and facilities or to enquire about setting up a trial, please contact:
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