Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) officially recognised efficacy testing organisation

Spraying herbicide at Headley nurseryAs a Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) ‘Officially Recognised’ efficacy testing organisation, Forest Research is able to carry out Quality Assured field trials of new and existing pesticides under strictly controlled environmental conditions, following the requirements of Good Experimental Practice (GEP).

Our research nursery at Headley provides controlled conditions with over 6 ha of flat free-draining soil with full irrigation, flexible power supplies and deer and rabbit fencing, while our Technical Services Unit staff are highly skilled with many years experience of managing complex efficacy trials in a wide variety of forest locations throughout the country.

To find out more about services and facilities or to enquire about setting up a trial, please contact:

Ian Willoughby
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH

Tel: 01420 22255
Fax: 01420 23653


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