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ddishman
04-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Hey y'all. I like to know if I should invest in a pH meter I can just stick in the ground when evaluating a customer's lawn. Any of you use one or have a recommendation?

RigglePLC
04-01-2010, 09:50 PM
J&M Instruments makes one. Also Ferry Morse seed co. they are about $10 to $20, but cannot be calibrated. Accurate--well lets just say--not particularly.
http://www.planetnatural.com/site/ph-meter.html

ddishman
04-01-2010, 09:59 PM
I've shopped the web and you can pay anywhere from $10 to $1000. It's gotta be accurate enough to determine whether a lawn needs a pH adjustment.

mike174
04-02-2010, 01:21 AM
Hey y'all. I like to know if I should invest in a pH meter I can just stick in the ground when evaluating a customer's lawn. Any of you use one or have a recommendation?

Just take a couple core samples (mixed) and send it off for analysis at your local ag extension. It costs me $15, I charge $25. Customers seem to appreciate a 3rd party, university affiliated analysis.

green_mark
04-02-2010, 10:19 AM
We use the Kelway meters which are about 100.00 and last for years of heavy use.

We get them from www.rittenhouse.ca

Young Bros
04-02-2010, 07:28 PM
Just take a couple core samples (mixed) and send it off for analysis at your local ag extension. It costs me $15, I charge $25. Customers seem to appreciate a 3rd party, university affiliated analysis.

We tried the cheap meters at TG and they were not accuarate. We send them to iowa state university soil testing lab. It costs $9 plus shipping and labor ect. We charge $30. They test N, P, K, and pH.