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  • SGS Soil Fertility Services now available in Canada

    This year SGS Canada, in conjunction with SGS Mid-West Seed Services in Brookings, SD (USA), has started work with large fertilizer dealers in Western Canada.  SGS is offering custom GPS (Global Positioning System) soil sampling and analysis for more than one million acres of farm ground within Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  Through SGS Crop Services, these retailers are able to ...


    By SGS

  • Free Soil Testing For Accurate Fertiliser Application

    With the growing season nearly upon us, Welsh farmers are being given an opportunity to discover the benefits of soil analysis through a number of free soil testing workshops at Farming Connect. Regular soil testing enables farmers to adopt a targeted approach to fertiliser use, thus providing significant cost savings, according to Lisa Roberts of Farming Connect. Soil analysis also identifies ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Complete range of soil testing kits from Palintest

    Palintest, leaders in the supply of specialist water and environmental analysis equipment, have launched a complete new range of soil testing kits. The kits are designed for use 'in the field', and cover all levels of user requirement. The kits are tailored to cater for the needs of everyone from the keen gardener to the professional soil specialist: from a simple 'colour match' pH & lime ...

  • Metrohm publishes new brochure Environmental analysis

    Metrohm is pleased to present a new brochure summarizing the company’s comprehensive offer for environmental analysis. Combining advanced instrumentation and application know-how, Metrohm provides solutions for the entire field of environmental analysis, i.e., water, soil, and air. Moreover, the brochure includes information on relevant norms and standard methods (ISO, DIN, EPA, ASTM) and ...


    By Metrohm USA Inc.

  • New – Complete range of soil testing kits from Palintest

    On-Site Analysis for Growing, Farming and Soil ManagementPalintest, leaders in the supply of specialist water and environmental analysis equipment, have launched a complete new range of soil testing kits. The kits are designed for use 'in the field', and cover all levels of user requirement.The kits are tailored to cater for the needs of everyone from the keen gardener to the professional soil ...

  • SGS soil testing lab in Voronezh has been accredited

    The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology of the Russian Federation accredited the new agrochemical laboratory at SGS Vostok Limited, the Russian subsidiary of SGS, for technical competence and independence. The accreditation scope includes soils and crops (wheat, rye, barley, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet, pea, sunflower and rape). The accreditation certificate ...


    By SGS

  • Shedding a light on contaminants

    Name a current environmental challenge. Global climate change? Loss of endangered species? What about soil contamination? Soil pollution rarely makes headlines, though it is a prevalent global issue. According to the European Environment Agency, 39 member states in Europe had over 2.5 million contaminated soil sites in 2011. Sharon O’Rourke, researcher at University ...

  • Cation exchange capacity analyzed for nursery pine bark substrates

    A new study contains valuable recommendations that can inform container nursery fertilization practices in the northeastern United States. In this region, most nursery substrates are comprised primarily of pine bark and sphagnum moss, with minor additions of other components such as compost, sand, gravel, and humus. According to the study authors, cation exchange capacity--an important factor ...

  • EU call for regulation of wood ash fertilisers

    Wood ash may not be an ideal fertiliser for the forest after all, according to new research, which found high natural levels of toxic trace elements in wood ash. In addition, the study showed that adding wood ash could affect the forest soils in such a way that toxic elements are more rapidly released into the receiving waters. Wood ash is a by-product of wood burning which is classed as a form ...

  • Approved Methods List for Water Quality Testing Utilizing MANTECH Solutions

    MANTECH has produced and published this document appropriately titled, “Approved Methods for the Analysis of Water, Wastewater and Soils”.  Twenty-nine (29) different environmental parameters are included for water and soil analysis. Included in the table are pH, conductivity (EC), alkalinity, turbidity, color, chloride, fluoride and hardness. Additional information ...


    By MANTECH INC.

  • Withdrawn Standard: ASTM D420-98(2003) Standard Guide to Site Characterization for Engineering Design and Construction Purposes (Withdrawn 2012)

    This guide refers to ASTM methods by which soil, rock, and ground water conditions may be determined. The objective of the investigation should be to identify and locate, both horizontally and vertically, significant soil and rock types and ground water ...


    By ASTM International

  • Climate change could worsen effects of pollution on plants

    Emissions from large point sources of pollution, such as heavy industry, have a detrimental effect on the plants growing in the local area. A new study suggests that predicted increases in global temperatures as a result of climate change may worsen the harmful effects of aerial pollution on plant diversity in susceptible areas. Researchers from Finland examined the effects of local, severe ...

  • Tumble motion shaker

    Whenever waste is handled or disposed, it is vital to evaluate any potential hazard both to humans and the environment. The main problem is the release of soluble components upon contact with water. Thus the analysis of representative waste samples is necessary and even defined by European Standards for waste acceptance criteria.In order to replicate conditions of the analysis for leachate water, ...


    By Gerhardt UK Ltd

  • Eijkelkamp authorized distributor of SAM-1 Smart Aquameter

    Since 1 October 2014 Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment is authorized distributor of the SAM-1 Smart Aquameter. The SAM-1 Smart Aquameter harnesses the convenience of handheld smart devices to measure and record pH, redox, conductivity and temperature values. Compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, SAM-1 delivers accurate analytical measurements in the lab or field for use in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Technical release to the environmental industry regarding the appearance of Acetone and MEK

    For many years the appearance of ketones in reductive dechlorination projects has been somewhat of a mystery, frequently blamed on lab contamination. Innovative Environmental Technologies, Inc. (IET), provides alternative explainations. The appearance of 2-butanone (MEK) and acetone (unwanted solvents) is a transient intermediate occasionally formed as naturally occurring TOC, or the ...

  • ASTM D7202 - 11 standard test method for determination of beryllium in the workplace using field-based extraction and optical fluorescence detection

    Exposure to beryllium can cause a potentially fatal disease, and occupational exposure limits for beryllium in air and on surfaces have been established to reduce exposure risks to potentially affected workers (4, 5). Sampling and analytical methods for beryllium are needed in order to meet the challenges relating to exposure assessment and risk reduction. Field-portable sampling and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Asbestos Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease

    As a health risk, asbestos is most commonly linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, as well as a handful of other respiratory issues. However, a recent study published by Britain’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has also linked asbestos exposure to an increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease due to its inflammatory properties. The study included ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ChemRisk merges with Cardno---adds international platform for cutting-edge risk assessment consulting services

    ChemRisk LLC, an internationally recognized risk assessment consulting firm, has merged with Cardno, a professional infrastructure and environmental services company with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Dennis Paustenbach, President of ...


    By Cardno Limited

  • 20 years of monitoring provides insight into New Zealand`s river water quality

    Two decades of monitoring of river water quality by NIWA has provided important information that is helping to care for New Zealand’s iconic rivers. More than 18 000 river water samples have been collected by New Zealand’s National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) over the past 20 years to monitor river conditions. The Network, which was set up to detect trends and conditions in water ...

  • Xylem to showcase its market solutions and analytics brands at Pittcon 2014

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues will showcase their portfolio of strong industry brands and comprehensive analytical solutions at Pittcon 2014. Pittcon is the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science and attracts more than 18,000 attendees from ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

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