ph tester

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by crew, Mar 11, 2000.

  1. crew

    crew LawnSite Member
    Messages: 163

    I see various labs advertising soil testing service and i also see some fairly inexpensive ph,soil salt and fertility testers.Are the portable ones accurate? Any problems with them that i cant see from here? Thanks for replies.
  2. PLS

    PLS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I understand that the Kelway ph tester is fairly accurate. I think the price of it is about $100 to $110.
  3. Retro67

    Retro67 Banned
    Messages: 207

    I would buy a professional model if you are going to buy one. As far as one of the inexpensive probe types, no they aren't accurate for long. Spend $100 or so and have a real tool. Otherwise, the chemical tests used for aquariums are really cheap and accurate.<p>John
  4. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Have had a Kelway in use for 12-15 yrs. Readings are always right on soil lab results.<p>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana
  5. lawnnut

    lawnnut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87<br>Has a lot of Info and prices<p>Henry Fields Nursery since 1892<br>Has ph testers for $10<br>Has soil analyzers for 30<br>1 800 798 7842<br><br>
  6. jcjrfl

    jcjrfl LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 40

    how would you use an aquarium test kit to check soil. You normally would put water in the recipient and add the drops. Do you just put in soil and add drops?????????

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