STRI Achieves Accredited Laboratory Status

STRI has been awarded accredited laboratory status for the testing of rootzone materials specified by the USGA in the construction of putting greens.

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) certified STRI’s soil laboratory on 26th April 2004. It is the first laboratory in England and only the second in Europe to gain accreditation and a place on the USGA’s approved list of physical soil testing laboratories, which recommends laboratories carrying out testing under the high levels of quality control required by A2LA.

STRI has been involved in research and the testing of rootzones and construction materials for golf courses since 1929. In 2001 BRTMA (the British Rootzone and Top Dressing Manufacturers Association) appointed STRI as their official Testing House to improve standards within the industry.

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