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kirk1701
09-17-2009, 09:36 AM
Hey guys, I'm told there is such a thing as a soil analyzer/tester that you can do your own soil tests?

Would like to hear you guys opinions, are they reliable? If so what make/model and where can I get?

kirk1701
09-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Bump

Any idea's here guys?

cpel2004
09-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Try a search, the item has been discusses before. Your welcome.

RigglePLC
09-19-2009, 08:56 PM
I have three inexpensive type --but they never come out the same. Accuracy is fair--I wouldn't read anything beyond the decimal point. My favorite is the pH tester by J&M Instrument company.
Here is another example. You need to follow the directions carefully to get good results.
http://www.cleanairgardening.com/phtester.html

You can also get pH paper strips which turn color in response to pH levels. See also Kelway testers for a more professional approach. I am sure Gemplers and Rittenhouse would have them also.

kirk1701
09-20-2009, 11:29 AM
I have three inexpensive type --but they never come out the same. Accuracy is fair--I wouldn't read anything beyond the decimal point. My favorite is the pH tester by J&M Instrument company.
Here is another example. You need to follow the directions carefully to get good results.
http://www.cleanairgardening.com/phtester.html

You can also get pH paper strips which turn color in response to pH levels. See also Kelway testers for a more professional approach. I am sure Gemplers and Rittenhouse would have them also.

Thanks Riggle,
Anything you know of test for more then just pH?