Preparing a Soil Sample for Nutrient Analysis

Not sure how to prepare a sample for pH and EC/TDS testing? Follow these steps, or watch the video below! Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A container cleaned with distilled or DI water A measuring cup A fresh sample of your soil Distilled or DI water A magnetic stirrer OR a stirring utensil Step 2:…

Monitoring Humidity in Greenhouses

An important aspect of agriculture and, more specifically, greenhouses is humidity. Since greenhouses are enclosed, they are subject to variations in humidity that aren’t present in open air growing environments. Too much or too little humidity, like water, can cause issues for growers. Too little water/ humidity and your plants wither away; too much water/humidity…

Measuring Nutrients in Soil

Nutrient availability is an essential soil characteristic that should be continually monitored in agricultural applications. The most essential nutrients necessary for optimum plant growth are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Nitrogen is necessary for the vegetative plant growth phase since it is a primary element for proteins, DNA, and hormones. The growth phase…