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Best Soil in Show 2023

Green shoots growing up in soil

The James Hutton Institute is calling for farmers and land managers across Scotland to enter its long-running soil competition, Best Soil in Show, which aims to highlight the importance of healthy soils across the country.

This year's winner will be announced at The Royal Highland Show on 22 June 2023 and will receive a trophy and free in-depth analysis of their sample, including confirmation that their land is being used as effectively as possible with benchmarking against previous samples. 15 runners-up will receive a basic analysis of their sample.

The James Hutton Institute has over 90 years of experience in soil and crop research and hosts Scotland’s National Soils Archive, which is a historic reference of soils in the past and is used to test new analyses and monitor changes in soil over time.

Soil samples must be submitted by 31 March 2023.

Check back for more updates on soil analysis closer to the competition winner announcement!

TO ENTER BEST SOIL IN SHOW 2023, PLEASE REVIEW AND COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORMS:

Soil samples must be posted to the following address:

Best Soil in Show
The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
AB15 8QH
 

Please include the sample application form with your soil sample when mailing.

By submitting an entry to Best Soil in Show, you agree to the terms and conditions set out in the above link.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.