STRI continues to attain the highest standards for its Independent Testing Services. It has recently retained accreditation status to conduct independent testing of rootzone materials, and has demonstrated high levels of competency in testing, as specified by the USGA's Recommendations for Putting Green Construction.
This latest review included a full audit carried out by an assessor from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This involved assessing STRI's quality procedures and ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) compliance.
Dr Stephen Baker, Head of Soils and Sport Surface Science at STRI, said "This is a great achievement and demonstrates our goal to continually deliver world-class testing, analytical and evaluation services to golf courses and other sports turf facilities across UK and Europe."
This successful review upholds STRI's position as one of only ten USGA approved physical soil testing laboratories across the world.
Full details of all the testing services available from STRI can be found on the newly launched website at www.stri.co.uk/services.