Soils in Practice Sponsors


NRM is the UK’s largest agricultural soil testing facility, currently analysing over 450,000 agricultural soil samples every year for basic nutrients. The laboratory provides expert analytical services not just for agriculture but also horticulture, amenity and environmental companies within the land based industries. The analytical capability covers all aspects of soil and plant tissue, water, inputs/outputs associated with plant growth and environmental operations.

Innovation for Agriculture

Innovation for Agriculture’s Soil & Water programme is working with leading growers, industry experts, and top level research centres to gather information on innovations and techniques to improve soil health and water management.  By disseminating this knowledge within the farming community, IfA aims to bring about a lasting improvement in the management of the UK’s soil & water.



Built on our strong heritage as a founder and pioneering Company in the mineral fertiliser industry and since 1982 marketed in the UK with the well-known and trusted Viking Ship branding, Yara is a Norwegian based company which converts energy, natural minerals and nitrogen into the full range of crop nutrition products and a wide range of industrial applications.

Today, Yara retains its global position as a leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilisers and industrial products. The company is the global leader in ammonia, nitrates and speciality fertilisers.