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Old 03-12-2006, 08:14 PM
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any reliable ph soil test kits?

suggestions or opinions on whether they are worth it or work? thinking about adding this as a bonus when I give an estimation.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:48 PM
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I have saw em for 20 bucks or so,use the search button at the top this was brought up a while back.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:09 PM
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Try the Kelway pH Meter Model HB-2. Here's one site that sell it:
http://www.millsmix.com/index.php?ma...94e27dfc7e4090
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Old 03-13-2006, 03:14 AM
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Thumbs up PH is only the begining

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suggestions or opinions on whether they are worth it or work? thinking about adding this as a bonus when I give an estimation.
The Kelways are great and professional looking, also last for years........La Motts makes the "Kats Ass" of test kits
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Old 03-13-2006, 08:27 AM
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Le Motts

Got a website? I needzzzzzzz me a PH TESTER!!!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:21 PM
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Your tester tells you your ph is 4.5 or 8.5, now how to correct it?
In other words, the tester isnt worth squat because even if you know what the ph is, you still dont know what to apply, or how much is needed, to correct the problem.
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Old 03-25-2006, 09:35 PM
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Your tester tells you your ph is 4.5 or 8.5, now how to correct it?
In other words, the tester isnt worth squat because even if you know what the ph is, you still dont know what to apply, or how much is needed, to correct the problem.
RIGHT ON!

Do it right, get a quality soil test, one that includes the base saturations, don't forget the soluble salts

want to quickly impress the client, use an inexpensive ph meter for a quick check on ph, then do a soil test to test the nutrients and get recommendations!!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:17 PM
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I use the Kelway, it seems to work well enough. Mind you not as extensive as the other larger kits, but the customers seem to like it.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:52 AM
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Got a website? I needzzzzzzz me a PH TESTER!!!!!!!
http://www.biconet.com/testing/digitalpH.html

A $550 difference between the LaMotte and Kelway

Is the LaMotte that much more precise? What's the difference?
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Old 03-17-2006, 10:46 AM
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I have the Kelway..

I don't know about the accuracy though.. according to the soil tests performed with it, none of my lawns need a lime treatment... I KNOW that's too good to be true! I might end up blowing the $600 on a laboratory quality tester.
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