LRA Labsoil is a specialist soil and environmental service company whose staff have 25 years of experience in supplying soils, sediment-water systems, marine waters and freshwater for environmental fate studies on existing and new chemical molecules. Samples are shipped to international chemical companies and contract laboratories across the world.
The business offers between 30 and 40 mainly pesticide-free soils from the UK, France, Italy and Spain covering a comprehensive range of texture, pH and organic matter content. It can also supply four tropical soils from Brazil and a volcanic soil from the Pacific rim. Soil in larger quantities (tonnes) is also supplied for pot trials.
Sediment-water systems are supplied from 9 sites across the UK and Europe, and waters of different characteristics from 10 marine and freshwater locations. All supplies are supported by measurements of dissolved oxygen content, conductivity, temperature, pH and, if requested, redox potential. Bulk sediment for mesocosm establishment or maintenance can be supplied from one supply site.
The company’s soil scientist can also assess the suitability of sites for field trials and undertake soil characterisation and pedological description of trial site soils.
From summer 2020 we are collaborating with Smithers ERS Ltd to offer full analytical characterisation to GLP of as-supplied soil and sediment-water systems.