Soil Monitoring News

  • ARPA-E Announces $70 Million in Funding for New Programs to Power Transportation and Store Carbon in Soil

    The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has announced up to $70 million in funding for its two newest programs: Renewable Energy to Fuels Through Utilization of Energy-Dense Liquids (REFUEL) and Rhizosphere Observations Optimizing Terrestrial Sequestration (ROOTS). REFUEL projects will use water, molecules from the air and electricity from renewable sources to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tracking the UK`s carbon from soil to sea

    This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our 'natural capital' - in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements of it, such as upland peat bogs, could cost up to £570 million over the next ...

  • Delta-T launches new digital SDI-12 version of the PR2 Profile Probe

    Delta-T Devices has launched a new digital version of their well-established analogue PR2 Profile Probe. Named the PR2 SDI-12, it shares the many strengths of the analogue version (which remains in production), but with the addition of SDI-12 compatibility – allowing integration into new and existing SDI-12 systems. As with the analogue version, the new version comes in two lengths – ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • AMS Frozen Soil Powered Auger Kit - Hot Deal

    The AMS Frozen Soil Powered Auger Kit was designed to core through those dreaded frozen soil conditions. The Core Barrel Auger is equipped with carbide cutting teeth that are specifically designed to chew through tough frozen soil and pull relatively undisturbed cores inside the barrel. Take core samples down to a depth of 3ft. The extensions are connected with hex quick pins, so no more fussing ...

  • AMS Frozen Soil Powered Auger Kit - Hot Deal

    The AMS Frozen Soil Powered Auger Kit was designed to core through those dreaded frozen soil conditions. The Core Barrel Auger is equipped with carbide cutting teeth that are specifically designed to chew through tough frozen soil and pull relatively undisturbed cores inside the barrel. Take core samples down to a depth of 3ft. The extensions are connected with hex quick pins, so no more fussing ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • Glenn County Soil Partnership Honored with Excellence in Innovation Award

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and California Association of Resource Conservation Districts recognized the outstanding achievements of the Glenn County Soil Partnership at an awards last week at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. The Partnership — including the Glenn County Resource Conservation District, Glenn ...

  • IET adds to the largest AMS DPT/Auger Fleet with the New VTR-9580

    Built with the 73 HP Tier 4 Kholer Diesel Engine, this unit is emissions compliant in all 50 States. The 5,000 ft-lb of torque auger and the adjustable 350 lb DPT hammer make this the most capable DPT rig available. Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET) is pleased to announce our newest Direct-Push Auger Rig will be displayed at Groundwater Week in Las Vegas. AMS (Booth 421) ...

  • Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

    First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples at the Seabrook Rare Metals Venture in Western Australia. The project utilized the SciAps Z-500, a handheld LIBS device developed and manufactured by SciAps, Inc. (Woburn, MA). ...


    By SciAps, Inc.

  • AMS Compacted Soil Sampling Kit

    Save time and energy in soil conditions where soil probes & slide hammers just won’t get the job done! The AMS Compacted Soil Sampler works great for obtaining “composite” soil samples in hard compacted and frozen soils. The 1-1/16” x 21” Flighted Auger with carbide bit may be connected to any ½” chuck drill. The entire unit assembles/disassembles in ...

  • Using microwaves to clean polluted soil could lead to energy savings

    Researchers have experimented with microwave heating as a way of cleaning soils polluted with fuels, such as diesel and petrol. Soil type and moisture levels, as well as the strength of microwaves used, had a strong bearing on the overall effectiveness of the cleaning. The research shows that, at certain depths and in certain types of soil, microwaves can be a cost-effective way of cleaning ...

  • New Features Available in HydraMon v.1.3

    We've updated our HydraMon app for iOS and Android devices. HydraMon allows users to configure and download data from the HydraProbe soil sensor through the HydraProbe Field Portable. Here's what's new in v.1.3: the ability to log the location of the sample using your smartphone's GPS add a memo to the data set add an image (taken with your ...

  • New shaker screen service in Bakken

    Drilling in North Dakota? Trilliant will supply, stock and service your shaker screen program on your location. Explain your program specs, then let us supply quality screen products, housed in durable, small-footprint containers at your drill site, with in-person service no less than weekly. We stock the screen inventory next to the rig, and you pay for the screens you use to keep running. In ...

  • Soil nailing is ideal for tight spaces or areas

    According to OSHA, excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations. The greatest risk for worker fatalities is from cave-ins. But excavation is a necessary part of many construction projects. There are several different options for earth retention during excavation. The decision is typically made by the Project Team based on project logistics – how deep ...


    By sinorock

  • Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System

    ESD Waste2Water, Inc., manufacturer of Wash Water and Environmental Remediation Equipment, now offers a standardized Mobile Air Sparge and Soil Vapor Extraction System for short term or long term Rental. The standardized System provides a small portable footprint in an enclosed pre-wired / pre-plumbed dual axle trailer that meets the ...


    By ESD Waste2Water, Inc.

  • Flow-Through measurement in the field – easy and convenient!

    This is a perfect solution for everyone who has to make flow through measurements in the field, e.g. for groundwater pumping tests: The field proven flow through vessel D 3Sen. It includes three places for any conventional or digital pH, ORP, conductivity or D.O. sensor. It stands securely on a tripod or is suitable for pole mounting. The hose connectors fit to standard hoses with inner diameter ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Delta-T launches new digital SDI-12 version of the PR2 Profile Probe

    Delta-T Devices has launched a new digital version of their well-established analogue PR2 Profile Probe.  Named the PR2 SDI-12, it shares the many strengths of the analogue version (which remains in production), but with the addition of SDI-12 compatibility - allowing integration into new and existing SDI-12 systems. As with the analogue version, the new version comes in two lengths ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Free Webinar: Optimizing Soil Health by Managing Nutrients

    With today's challenges, it's becoming increasingly important to practice land stewardship, protect water quality, and ensure food security.  Maintaining soil health is crucial for increased crop productivity, preventing nutrient runoff, and decreasing costs of crop inputs.  One of the first steps in managing soil health is knowing current nutrient levels ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • New video on Greenhouse Gas soil monitoring

    In response to the demand for a better understanding of climate change, Gasmet Technologies and researchers from the University of Helsinki have created a video to demonstrate the speed and simplicity with which Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measurements can be taken in the field. Following the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Soil management in China and the EU

    Following rapid urbanisation, management of contaminated soil has become a political priority in China. In this study, researchers reviewed the current system in China as compared to Europe and provide recommendations for the sustainable management of soil. China’s rapid economic growth, and the accompanied urbanisation, has come at a considerable cost to the environment. In the late 1990s, ...

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