Soil and forage testing companies

To test the nutrient status of a soil and create a nutrient management plan, you must collect a soil sample and send it to a laboratory for analysis. On this page, you’ll find a list of companies that offer soil-testing services and possibly forage analyses.

The cost for a simple pH, P, K and Mg soil test is around £8–10 per field, but can vary depending on what other tests are included.

Benefits of soil testing

  • Increased productivity through identification of soil or nutrient factors that may be limiting plant growth
  • Increased profitability through using fertilisers more efficiently – right fertiliser, right place, right time

Benefits of forage testing

  • Increased profitability through understanding nutritional value of forage to allow for efficient expenditure on feeds
  • Increased productivity through improved livestock feed efficiency

Laboratories where you can send your soil samples

See below a list of laboratories that will analyse soil samples and may also provide forage analysis.

Most UK laboratories are members of the Professional Agricultural Analysis Group (PAAG). Members of the group perform proficiency tests (often called ring tests) carried out by Wageningen University that guarantee analysis from any member can be trusted.

Companies Address Website Number Member of PAAG Forage sample
AgroChemex Aldhams Farm Research Station, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2NF www.agrochemex.com 01206 281703 Yes No
Alliance Technical Laboratories Gateway House, Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Ipswich, IP6 8EL www.alliancetechnical.co.uk 01449 721192 Yes Yes
Anglian Soil Analysis Ltd One Way Street, Sutterton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 2JQ www.angliansoil.co.uk 01205 460590 Yes Yes
Bioparametrics Ltd Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH9 3JG www.bioparametrics.com 01620 820349 Yes Yes
E & J Solutions Ltd Quyfields, Ledicot, Shobdon, Herefordshire, HR6 9NX www.eandjsolutions.co.uk 01568 708925 Yes Yes
Eurofins UK Valiant Way, Wolverhampton, WV9 5GB www.eurofins.co.uk 0845 604 6740 Yes Yes
Fast Analytical Crop Technology Centre, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ www.fastltd.co.uk/fastlaboratory 01795 533225 Yes No
Hill Court Farm Research Hill Court Farm, Frogsmarsh Corse Lawn, Gloucestershire, GL19 4PW www.hillcourtfarm.co.uk 01452 840693 Yes Yes
Lancrop Laboratories Manor Place, Wellington Road, The Industrial Estate, Pocklington Industrial Estate, York, YO42 1DN www.lancrop.com 01759 305116 Yes Yes
NRM Laboratories Coopers Bridge, Braziers Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NS www.nrm.uk.com 01344 886338 Yes Yes
OMEX Agriculture Estuary Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HH www.omex.co.uk 01553 760011 Yes No
Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd Oak Apple Cottage, Little Field, Fen Road, Frampton West, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1RZ www.richardaustinagriculture.co.uk 01205 722755 Yes No

Companies that will collect your soil samples and have them analysed for you

See below a list of laboratories that will collect your soil samples and have them analysed by a laboratory for you; they may also provide forage analysis.

Company Address Website Number Forage sample
ACS Farm Image Durlock Bridge Farm, Durlock Road, Staple, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1JU www.acsrecycling.co.uk 01233 740247 Yes
ADAS Spring Lodge, 172 Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0AR www.adas.uk 0333 014 2950 Yes
Agrii Agrii Andoversford, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL54 4LZ (or your local office) www.agrii.co.uk 0845 607 3322 Yes
Apex Analytical 15 College Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1JD www.apextestingsolutions.co.uk 01323 895520 No
Assured Agronomy Ltd Amberly Lodge, 11 Washinghall Lane, Eastoft, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4PR www.assuredagronomy.co.uk 07971 671115 No
Carrs Fertilisers Old Croft, Stanwix, Carlisle, CA3 9BA www.carrs-fertiliser.co.uk 01228 592140 No
Charlotte Allen Soil Samples 3 Arkwright Street, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4EE www.charlotteallensoilservices.com 07786 158837 Yes
Countrywide Farmers plc Countrywide House, Asparagus Way, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 1GN  www.countrywidefarmers.co.uk 01386 429500 Yes
Davies Organic Consultancy 10 Lincoln Row, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7TR www.farmingadvice.co.uk 07968 328647 Yes
Environmental Scientifics Group ESG House, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE15 0YZ www.esg.co.uk 01283 554400 No
Field Science Downsview House, Grove Avenue, Coombe Dingle, Bristol, BS9 2RN www.fieldscience.co.uk 0117 985 8580 Yes
ForFarmers 3–5 Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Ipswich, IP9 2AX www.forfarmers.co.uk 0845 0706280 Yes
Frank Wright Ltd Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1HA www.frankwright.com 01335 341100 Yes
G.O.Davies (Westbury) Ltd Harvest House, Westbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9BY www.godavies.co.uk 01743 884717 Yes
Kingshay Bridge Farm, West Bradley, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LU www.kingshay.com/advice/soilmanager 01458 851555 Yes
NUVetNA School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD www.nottingham.ac.uk/vet/nuvetna 0115 9516447 Yes
NWF Agriculture Ltd Wardle, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6AQ www.nwfagriculture.co.uk 0800 262397 Yes
Origin Fertilisers (UK) Ltd 1–3 Freeman Court, Jarman Way, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5HW www.originfertilisers.co.uk 01763 255500 No
Pearce Seeds Ltd Rosedown Farm, Marston Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4SX www.pearceseeds.co.uk 01935 811400 No
Precision Decisions Ltd Old Station Works, Station Lane, Shipton by Beningbrough, York, YO301BS www.precisiondecisions.co.uk 01347 844132 Yes
RHIZA

Andoversford, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL54 4LZ

www.rhizadigital.co.uk 03300 949150 Yes
Rumenco Stretton House, Derby Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DW www.rumenco.co.uk 0800 833675 Yes
SAC Consulting J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FP www.sruc.ac.uk/info/120148/analytical_ services 01539 566226 Yes
Safe Soil UK 8 Chaplin Road, London, NW2 5PN www.safesoil.co.uk 07795 486 409 Yes
Sciantec Analytical Services Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, North Yorkshire, YO8 3SD www.sciantec.uk.com 01757 242400 Yes
Soil Fertility Services Ltd Harvest House, New Road, Crimplesham, Norfolk, PE33 9FU www.independentsoils.co.uk 01366 384899 Yes
SOYL Kennetside, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5PX  www.soyl.com  01635 204190  No
The Courtyard Partnership Unit 5, Dorcan Business Village, Murdock Road, Swindon, SN3 5HY www.courtyard-partnership.co.uk 01793 421345 Yes
Timac Agro UK 

Daniel Hall Building, Rothamsted, West Common, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

https://uk.timacagro.com 01582 958444 Yes
Trouw Nutrition Blenheim House, Blenheim Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1HA www.trouwnutrition.co.uk 01335 341100 Yes
Waterfall & O’Brien 138 Forest Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3SN www.waterfallobrien.co.uk 0117 958 3448 Yes

We have endeavoured to include all UK companies who offer these services on this page. If your company offers these services but you are not included on this list please contact james.holmes@ahdb.org.uk

Useful links

AHDB’s Nutrient Management Guide

Information on soil management

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