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; they 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.

CompanyAddress*PhoneMember of PAAGForage sample
AgroChemex Aldhams Farm Research Station, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 2NF 01206 281703 Yes No
Alliance Technical Laboratories Gateway House, Ipswich Road, Needham Market, Ipswich, IP6 8EL 01449 721192 Yes Yes
Anglian Soil Analysis Ltd One Way Street, Sutterton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 2JQ 01205 460590 Yes Yes
Eurofins UK i54 Business Park, Valiant Way, Wolverhampton, WV9 5GB 0845 604 6740 Yes Yes
Fast LLP Crop Technology Centre, Brogdale Farm, Brogdale Road, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8XZ 01795 533225 Yes No
Hill Court Farm Research Hill Court Farm, Frogsmarsh Corse Lawn, Gloucestershire, GL19 4PW 01452 840693 Yes Yes
Lancrop Laboratories Manor Place, Wellington Road, The Industrial Estate, Pocklington Industrial Estate, York, YO42 1DN 01759 305116 Yes Yes
NRM Laboratories Coopers Bridge, Braziers Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NS 01344 886338 Yes Yes
OMEX Agriculture Estuary Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HH 01553 760011 Yes No
Richard Austin Agriculture Ltd Fen Road, Frampton West, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 1RZ 01205 722755 Yes No

*Addresses are not a reflection of service coverage. Check company websites for more information.

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

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

CompanyAddress*PhoneForage sample
ACS Farm Image Durlock Bridge Farm, Durlock Road, Staple, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1JU 01795 410854 Yes
ADAS Spring Lodge, 172 Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0AR 0333 014 2950 Yes
AGRI SOIL Armston Hall Farm, Armston, Northamptonshire, PE8 5PR 0770 381 8093 No
Agrii Agrii Andoversford, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL54 4LZ (or your local office) 08456 073322 Yes
Assured Agronomy Ltd Amberly Lodge, 11 Washinghall Lane, Eastoft, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4PR 07971 671115 No
British Sugar plc (Limex) 1 Samson Place, London Road, Hampton, Peterborough, PE7 8QJ 0800 090 2376 No
Charlotte Allen Soil Samples 3 Arkwright Street, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 4EE 07786 158837 Yes
Cobb Agri Swinmoor Farm, Madley, Hereford, HR2 9JD 01981 259995 Yes
Davies Organic Consultancy 10 Lincoln Row, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7TR 07968 328647 Yes
Eurofins UK i54 Business Park, Valiant Way, Wolverhampton, WV9 5GB 08456 046740 Yes
Field Science Downsview House, Grove Avenue, Coombe Dingle, Bristol, BS9 2RN 0117 985 8580 Yes
ForFarmers 3–5 Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Ipswich, IP9 2AX 0845 0706280 Yes
G.O.Davies (Westbury) Ltd Harvest House, Westbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 9BY 01743 884717 Yes
Keith Mount Liming Ltd C3 Risby Business Park, Newmarket Road, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6RD 01284 811729  No
Kingshay Bridge Farm, West Bradley, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8LU 01458 851555 Yes
Mole Valley Farmers Ltd Exmoor House, Lime Way, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon EX36 3LH 01769 576232 Yes
NUVetNA School of Veterinary Medicine & Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD 0115 9516447 Yes
NWF Agriculture Ltd Wardle, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6AQ 0800 262397 Yes
OMEX Agricultural Estuary Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 2HH 01553 760011 No
Origin Fertilisers (UK) Ltd 1–3 Freeman Court, Jarman Way, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5HW 01763 255500 No
Pearce Seeds Ltd Rosedown Farm, Marston Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4SX 01935 811400 No
Precision Decisions Ltd Old Station Works, Station Lane, Shipton by Beningbrough, York, YO301BS 01347 844132 Yes
RHIZA Station Road, Andoversford, Cheltenham , Gloucestershire, GL54 4LZ 03300 949150 Yes
Rumenco Stretton House, Derby Road, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0DW 0800 833675 Yes
SAC Consulting J36 Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, LA7 7FP 01539 566226 Yes
Safe Soil UK 8 Chaplin Road, London, NW2 5PN 07795 486 409 No
Sciantec Stockbridge Technology Centre, Cawood, North Yorkshire, YO8 3SD 01757 242400 Yes
Shepherd Seeds The Old Mill, Bardney Road, Wragby, Lincolnshire, LN8 5QZ 01673 308492 Yes
SOCOTEC UK Ltd Etwall House, Bretby Business Park, Ashby Rd, Burton upon Tent, Staffordshire, DE15 0YZ 01283 554400 No
Soil Fertility Services Ltd Harvest House, New Road, Crimplesham, Norfolk, PE33 9FU 01366 384899 Yes
SOYL Red Shute Mill, Hermitage, Thatcham, RG18 9QL 01635 204190  No
Timac Agro UK  Daniel Hall Building, Rothamsted, West Common, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ 01582 958444 Yes
Trouw Nutrition GB Blenheim House, Blenheim Rd, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1HA 01335 341100 Yes

*Addresses are not a reflection of service coverage. Check company websites for more information.

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

Useful links

AHDB’s Nutrient Management Guide

Information on soil management