Who we are

ARG is an independent agronomy research group, who are passionate about product research and development while taking great care and consideration of the environmental impact. We take pride on our flexibility and are happy to discuss any potential testing and where necessary designing bespoke procedures to meet our customers exact demands.

Our work in collaboration with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has resulted in numerous Masters by Research projects being completed to date. This university led research has given HITAS a wealth of expertise which we incorporate into every project we undertake.

What we do- Recent Projects Completed

ARG’s consultancy service to test sports turf, horticulture and agriculture specific solutions and product evaluation for its customers, have included but are not exclusive to the projects listed below…

  • Testing of commercially available humic acids for horticulture

  • Testing of commercially available Amino Acids for sports turf
  • Product evaluation of a newly developed surfactants formulation for a range of substrates
  • Product development and evaluation for a range of liquid fertilisers, and biostimulants for the retail sector

  • Raw material sourcing and evaluation

  • Product formulation screening

  • Physical and chemical characteristics of tank mix compatibility

Our team can evaluate and validate the benefits of your products and help gain the relevant data it for marketing purposes.

What we do- External Research Projects

ARG’s key objectives are to research and develop innovative solutions in amenity turf, horticulture, and agriculture industries. Projects we have undertaken to date include:

  • Methods of water conservation for the horticulture, agriculture, and amenity industries.
  • The use of smartphone technology to facilitate the effective use of turfgrass agronomy, on site in remote locations where traditional agronomy services are unavailable.

  • Digital image analysis of annual meadow grass.

  • Water conservation treatments to maintain plant health within water limiting environments.

  • Essential oils for plant wellbeing.


ARG has its own in-house facilities, external links to Universities and Organisations and additional facilities in the surrounding areas these include:

  • Agronomy Laboratory

  • Microbial development and analysis laboratory

  • Product Screening Laboratory

  • Commercial Greenhouse

  • Fine Turf Areas, Greens, Tees, and Fairways

  • Access to Agriculture and Horticulture partners