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  • Soil Moisture Probes as a management tool for broadacre cropping enterprises

    Are you interested in being involved in a 'Cutting Edge' Agronomic Project and Discussion Group? SANTFA and Rural Directions Pty Ltd, are kicking off a project focussing on Soil Moisture Probes as a management tool for broadacre cropping enterprises, which will run from July 2009 through to May 2010. The project is about using soil moisture monitoring as a guide for making informed decisions in ...

  • Take Soil & Liquid Measurements with a Dyacon Stainless Steel Thermistor Probe

    Soil temperature is critical when it comes to planting seeds or seedlings, as it largely determines seed germination and root growth. The Dyacon stainless steel thermistor probe (TSSP-1) is a robust, waterproof package, making it highly versatile in tracking temperature data of a variety of mediums, whether soil, ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • Japan nuclear plant probes leak from new tank

    Workers at a crippled Japanese nuclear plant are investigating why highly radioactive water leaked from a new storage tank, amid concerns that the problem could further hamper cleanup efforts. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant suffered multiple meltdowns after a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out power. It is currently using a fragile makeshift cooling system that creates large ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Geologists use Renishaw`s Raman-in-SEM solution to probe the nanoworld

    Researchers at BRGM (the French Geological Survey in Orleans, France) study the physical, chemical, and structural properties of minerals. BRGM is a public agency which produces and disseminates geological information for government departments, foreign countries, industry and academic research in France and across the world. They use a co-located ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • New soil map for African farmers

    Responding to sub-Saharan Africa's soil health crisis, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) announced this week an ambitious new effort to produce the first-ever, detailed digital soil map for all 42 countries of the region. This project combines the latest soil science and technology with remote satellite imagery and on-the-ground efforts to analyze thousands of soil samples ...

  • Technika Introduces Digital Soil Moisture Pen

    Probe your soil (or similar material) with the simple-to-use Digital Soil Moisture Pen – LUPMS714. The pen has a large 1.25” digital display that enables highly accurate, high resolution readings. It also features a hold and min-max function, and indicates when the batteries need to be replaced. The Digital Soil Moisture Pen comes in a portable and durable water resistant ABS-plastic housing. ...


    By Sper Scientific

  • 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.

  • PetroSense Announces the Integration of their Digital Hydrocarbon Probe (DHP) with Commercial Dataloggers Using the SDI-12 Protocol

    PetroSense (FCI Environmental, Inc.), the leader in Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) monitoring systems and the creator of the revolutionary Fiber Optic Chemical Sensor (FOCS), announced today the integration of the PetroSense Digital Hydrocarbon Probe (DHP) with commercial dataloggers that support Serial Data Interface at 1200 Baud (SDI-12). With this new integration capability, it just became ...


    By PetroSense, Inc

  • 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.

  • Giumarra Reedley activates PureSense Soil Moisture Monitoring Systems and realizes immediate benefits

    One month after installing PureSense to manage irrigation for 80 acres of stone fruit trees, Giumarra Reedley, a division of the Giumarra Companies, is seeing promising results. Since PureSense's Field Monitoring Stations were installed, the orchard's root zone is already at least 12 inches deeper and trees are showing 8 to 14 inches of unexpected new growth. "In past growing seasons, we have not ...


    By PureSense Inc.

  • ASTM D7698 - 11a Standard Test Method for In-Place Estimation of Density and Water Content of Soil and Aggregate by Correlation with Complex Impedance Method

    The test method is a procedure for estimating in-place values of density and water content of soils and soil-aggregates based on electrical measurements. The test method may be used for quality control and acceptance testing of compacted soil and soil aggregate mixtures as used in ...


    By ASTM International

  • Envirologger chosen for PetroSense oil and fuel detection

    The PetroSense range of sensors from FCI Environmental is now supported by Envirologger. The probes can detect minute traces of hydrocarbons in soil or water and the data is transmitted instantaneously to a central server and relayed to the client on a web site, by email, SMS, file transfer protocol or via site manager software. Applications include process water, wastewater, oil field ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Proposed new ASTM vadose zone standard to aid in vapor intrusion evaluations

    A proposed new practice being developed by ASTM Subcommittee D18.21 on Ground Water and Vadose Zone Investigations will cover techniques for actively collecting soil gas samples from the vadose zone beneath buildings. WK18835, Practice for Active Soil Gas Sampling in the Vadose Zone for Vapor Intrusion Evaluations, is under the jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Envirologger chosen for PetroSense oil and fuel detection

    The PetroSense range of sensors is now supported by Envirologger, an advanced battery powered datalogger with extensive communications capability, including automatic data transfer to web sites. The probes can detect minute traces of hydrocarbons in soil or water and the data is transmitted instantaneously to a central server and relayed to the client on a web site, by email, SMS, file transfer ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Automatic Laser-Induced Fluorescence System

    VentEko is one of the first European companies that have acquired a unique automatic laser-induced fluorescence system (LIF) for oil product detection in polluted soil. Presently there are only about ten such equipments in the world. Operating principle LIF operation principle is based on soil laser irradiation through a special probing device inserted into the soil. The intensity ...


    By VentEko Ltd.

  • HPR-40 MIMS System Assists in Denitrification Studies

    Denitrification is the process carried out by bacteria that converts nitrites and nitrates to nitrogen, nitric oxide and nitrous oxide gases. Two of these gases have been linked with ozone layer depletion and global warming. Denitrification is an anaerobic process and occurs in environments where oxygen levels are depleted, such as within soils and groundwater. The Hiden HPR-40 membrane inlet ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Hiden Membrane Inlet Dissolved Gas and Vapour Monitor

    The Hiden Analytical HPR-40 Membrane Inlet Mass Spectrometer series now feature an extended range of submersible insertion probes and flow-through semi-permeable membrane interfaces, specifically engineered for measurement of dissolved gases and vapours in aqueous solution in diverse environments and applications. The systems provide real-time analysis of biological and physical processes within ...


    By Hiden Analytical Ltd.

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

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