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How to measure pH in soil?

How to measure pH in soil?

Why is it important to measure pH in soil?

The reason pH is measured in soil is to measure acidity. When growing plants, flowers or other organism where soil is used, acidity is a determining factor. If the soil has a poor pH then the plants will not absorb nutrients. To know what the acidity of your growing or garden soil is, we recommend using a (digital pH) meter or indicator. A digital meter is the most accurate and reliable as it can measure much more specifically instead of just giving an indication.

How do you do a reliable pH measurement of soil?

There are two ways to take a pH reading with soil. The first most simple way is to stick the pH meter directly into soil. it is just important to do this in several places and at different depths.

The second way involves taking multiple 'samples' from the soil using a soil sample auger. By taking a soil sample from the soil using a soil sample auger and then putting the soil into a sample cup, some demineralised water can be added. Then the digital pH handmeter can measure the mixture for pH values. The value on the handmeter gives an accurate estimate of the pH value of the sample.

For reliable measurement, always use a sample cup and a soil sample auger. This way of working is the most reliable because it means you always consistently use the same measurement method. This ensures reliability.

What is the best pH value for soil?

What exactly the pH value is for your crop needs to be considered on a situation-by-situation basis. Gauges give pH values between 0-14 pH where 7 is neutral. Anything below 6.5 is often considered 'acidic' and anything above 7 is considered basic.

The best ph meter for soil

The best pH meter must therefore be reliable and accurate. We have over 60 years of experience in measuring instruments and measuring pH in soil. We recommend measuring pH in soil with the PH1210.