FACILITY

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY UNIT

The Analytical facility with Laboratories at Harpenden and North Wyke provide a specialist Agricultural Analysis service in support of the research programmes of the Institute, collaborators and external clients.

ABOUT

Specialising in the preparation and analysis of soil, plant material and environmental samples, the laboratories offer standard procedures as well as providing more specialised research based analysis.Our services encompass initial discussions with our clients, quotes for costing purposes, sample registration, preparation, processing and measurement.

Sample preparation (drying and grinding) is carried out in separate sample preparation laboratories, equipped for handling soil, water, air, herbage and slurry / manure samples. For the preparation of dry sample materials our facilities include; sample weighing, acid digestion and extraction procedures for a wide range of sample types and measurements.

A suite of instrument laboratories equipped with the most advanced instrumentation available, provide high level performance in terms of speed, accuracy, precision and reliability. All procedures follow strict Quality Assurance protocols, the Unit follows the Joint Code of Practice (JCoPR) and participates in; the WEPAL International Soil Exchange (ISE) and International Plant Exchange (IPE) programme and the water chemistry scheme (Aquacheck) LGC standards.

About the facility

CONTACT THE ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY UNIT

Wendy Wilmer
Analytical Chemistry Unit (Harpenden Laboratory)   
Computational and Analytical Sciences Department
Rothamsted Research
Harpenden
Herts
AL5 2JQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1582 938648
Email: wendy.gregory@rothamsted.ac.uk

Liz Dixon
Analytical Chemistry Unit (North Wyke Laboratory)
Computational and Analytical Sciences Department
Rothamsted Research
North Wyke
Devon
EX20 2SB

Email: liz.dixon@rothamsted.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1837 883521