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Environmental Concepts 1662 Professional Soil Test Kit with 40 Tests
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- Packed in sturdy plastic carrying case
- Includes comprehensive instructional booklet
- Quickly and accurately test soils
- Professional/Classroom Soil Test Kits
- Low cost soil testing
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|Item Dimensions||9 x 1.25 x 8.25 inches|
|Item Weight||0.75 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1662|
|Shipping Weight||0.84 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
I am guessing that the reviewers either didn't let their samples completely dry, which will effect the results since you would actually be measuring the contents of the groundwater AND the soil, not the soil. Or they didn't pulverize the soil sample into dust, which it definitely should say on the instructions. You can't reliably extract the nutrients from chunks of dirt. I dried mine in the sun for a few hours then smashed them with a plain old spoon before putting them in the test tube. I can't give the kit 4 stars because of this. Also if you are submitting samples to get tested in a lab you have to virtually duplicate the sample. Same hole, same depth, or your results won't exactly match. also as the kit suggests you need to take multiple samples and average the results. I took 8 samples, 1 from each of my beds.Read more ›
The booklet provides guidance in interpreting readings and how unacceptable readings are corrected, leaving specific instructions for product use to the brand company. In the case of generic substances like lime, the booklet provides a table indicating pounds per 1000 square feet based on soil type and consistency. The booklet also provides extensive lists of plants and flowers suitable for which Ph environment and does the same for grass types.
Someone said the tester does not provide numerical values for the relative scale. This is a $20 consumer test kit. A soil test lab can report index scale or parts per million by using atomic absorption spectrophotometers, Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometers (ICPs), Alpkem Rapid Flow Analyzers, Lachat Flow Injection Analyzer; and colorimeters, literally many hundreds of thousands of dollars in test equipment and those results do not interpret into treatment or what to buy at a garden center.
The test is easy to use, accurate and provides more than enough information to lay out a successful and cost effective treatment plan for a lawn and garden.
The instructions are fairly clear, but be sure to read through ALL of the testing instructions completely before starting to run any tests. The tests do take a little time to allow the sediment to settle before obtaining the actual liquid need for testing. This is a key point so make sure to let things settle enough once you have added the necessary chemicals for each specific test.
The results are fairly easy to read, but are generalized with a range of "high", "medium" and "low" for each chemical. The Ph test is more specific and gives a reasonable range to work with. Just take your time and it will work for all tests, Ph, nitrogen, potassium and potash.
Overall, I am very satisfied and am anxiously waiting for results from my more informed efforts to get a decent lawn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have tried using this test kit many times, following the directions exactly, but I always get the same exact result. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Gregory
I've used several soil test kits over the years but this is the perfect kit. Very neatly arranged with easy to understand instructions. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jerry S
I read some reviews after a few tests failed. It worked after I started pulverizing the sample in a mortar and pestle setup. World of difference.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The instructions are confusing. They need more drawings or photos. What is the plunger? Which end of the "plunger" is the bottom? I haven't gotten beyond this point.Published 2 months ago by pam mcnair
The item was packaged appropriately, in a bubble envelope.
I opened the envelope and the item was in the green "retail" packaging. Read more