Soil tester

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by kirk1701, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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?
     
  2. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Bump

    Any idea's here guys?
     
  3. cpel2004

    cpel2004 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Try a search, the item has been discusses before. Your welcome.
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  5. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks Riggle,
    Anything you know of test for more then just pH?
     

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