Modeled after a USDA-developed kit, this soil test kit includes the tools you need for a thorough assessment of you soil's ability to perform its critical functions: supporting plant and animal productivity, contributing to clean surface and ground water supplies, and enhancing human health, habitation and recreation. Save time and money by testing your soil quality without having to send samples to the lab. Kit can complete 25 soil nitrate tests, 10 soil respiration tests, and an unlimited number of other critical tests. Kit includes an easy-to-follow instruction booklet written by USDA scientists. Consistently monitoring soil quality is an important part of any IPM program.
2015 Master Catalog: Page 463
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Comments about GEMPLER'S® Soil Test Kit:
I helped edit the guide book and routinely provide training or supervise others giving training in the use of this kit. Gemplers' is not responsive to feedback about needed changes in the kit. They have recently stopped providing needles, necessary for the respiration test. They changed the syringe type so that it no longer fits the rubber tubing, also for the respiration test. The batteries are usually DOA. The soil stability kit has conical screens which artificially hold the soils together; for this to be a valid assay flat screens are necessary. This is not rocket science, folks! Get it right!! For [$]+, we shouldn't have to order replacement parts from other vendors just to get started. My agency is the single largest proponent of this kit. And I am starting to recommend that people go elsewhere to put together their own kits. Unfortunately, I cannot in good conscience recommend this one any more.