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  • 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.

  • New improved ML3 ThetaProbe Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor by Delta-T Devices

    The new ML3 Soil Moisture and Temperature sensor represents the latest step in the evolution of Delta-T Devices ThetaProbe series - offering extra features, improved performance and a new look, without any price increase over its predecessor. With its 1% accuracy the research-grade ThetaProbe continues to set the standard for soil moisture measurement - whilst the addition of a thermistor sensor ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Causes of Global Warming Also Produce Errors in Agricultural Temperature Measurements with Infrared Thermometers

    Infrared thermometers and temperature sensors, such as the AGRI-THERM II™  manufactured by Everest Interscience  have been used for a ...


    By Everest Interscience

  • Agri-Therm II™ Infrared Thermometer by Everest Interscience Used to Measure Surface Temperatures for Agronomy and Environmental Science Research

    The AGRI-THERM II™ is a non-contact infrared thermometer that is used extensively in agronomy and environmental science research. It is capable of measuring surface temperatures of crops or individual leaves and reading out that temperature, ambient dry-bulb air temperature and the difference between them. This instrument has ...


    By Everest Interscience

  • Even soil feels the heat

    Twenty years of field studies reveal that as the Earth has gotten warmer, plants and microbes in the soil have given off more carbon dioxide. So-called soil respiration has increased about one-tenth of 1 percent per year since 1989, according to an analysis of past studies in this week's issue of Nature. The scientists also calculated the total amount of carbon dioxide flowing from soils, which ...

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • FTS Launches Unique SDI-12 Temperature Sensor

    FTS has launched a new digital submersible temperature sensor. DigiTemp is a simple but effective digital temperature sensor for use in water or soil, and its use of SDI-12 interface makes it unique in the marketplace. The sensor has been tested and approved by the USGS Hydrological Instrumentation Facility (HIF).  “The release of ‘FTS DigiTemp’ is significant in that it ...


    By FTS

  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • Environmentally friendly soil stabilizer introduced to the Dominican Republic

    Building effective and long lasting roads in the Dominican Republic has proven to be difficult in the past due to high annual rainfall, high temperatures and the soil type predominantly found on the island. Recently a demonstration was performed on a stretch of road at the Naco Golf & Country Club near Santo Domingo with EarthZyme, a 100% environmentally friendly soil stabilizer that is ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Prototype NIST method detects and measures elusive hazards

    A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and measuring elusive hazards such as concealed explosives and toxins, invisible spoilage in food or pesticides distributed in soil by wind and rain. The prototype method is more sensitive than conventional techniques for detecting traces of these ...

  • Measuring water quality with your smartphone or tablet

    The SAM-1 Smart Aquameter turns your smartphone or tablet into a powerful and convenient pH, Redox (ORP) or conductivity and temperature meter. Simply connect the SAM-1 and smart sensor into the audio jack of your smartphone or tablet and you are ready to take accurate readings. The sensor ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • LI-COR Introduces New Multiplexer for Automated Soil CO2 Studies

    Lincoln, Nebraska: LI-COR Biosciences now offers an automated solution for assessing spatial as well as temporal variability in CO2 flux. The new LI-8150 Multiplexer expands the capabilities of the company’s LI-8100 Automated Soil CO2 Flux System by allowing up to 16 chambers to be controlled by a single LI-8100 Analyzer Control Unit. The LI-8100 is an economical and lightweight system for ...


    By LI-COR

  • Where is your soil water? Crop yield has the answer

    Crop yield is highly dependent on soil plant-available water, the portion of soil water that can be taken up by plant roots. Quantitative determination of the maximum amount of plant-available water in soil using traditional methods on soil samples remains challenging, especially at the scale of an entire field. However, a map of plant-available water capacity for a field would be instrumental in ...

  • Soil CO2 emissions may continue for longer than previously thought

    Current models of soil carbon suggest CO2 emissions caused by rising temperatures will decrease over time. However, a recent study, which deliberately warmed soil for ten years, found no evidence of such a decline. The results indicate that our understanding of soil carbon dynamics may need revisiting. Soil is one of the most important carbon stores in the world. Just 0.1 per cent of carbon ...

  • Study helps clarify role of soil microbes in global warming

    Current models of global climate change predict warmer temperatures will increase the rate that bacteria and other microbes decompose soil organic matter, a scenario that pumps even more heat-trapping carbon into the atmosphere. But a new study led by a University of Georgia researcher shows that while the rate of decomposition increases for a brief period in response to warmer temperatures, ...


    By The University of Georgia

  • Middle East will suffer soil degradation due to climate change, says UN

    Agriculture in the Near East is likely to suffer losses because of high temperature, droughts, floods and soil degradation threatening the food security of many countries, the FAO has said. Hunger and malnutrition caused by climate change will most probably affect those who are already poor, malnourished or dependent on local food production, according to a report discussed at the FAO Regional ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alpine soils may release carbon following climate change

    Climate change is expected to cause warmer climate zones to extend, not only further north, but also higher up into mountainous regions. High mountain regions may be particularly sensitive to environmental change. A recent study reveals that a warmer climate may cause carbon stored in Alpine soils to be released. Soil was recognised as a significant carbon reservoir by the Kyoto protocol1 and ...

  • Between Hungry People and Climate Change, Soils Need Help

    SELFOSS, Iceland, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - To meet the needs of a rapidly growing human population, more food must be produced over the coming 50 years than in the last 10,000 years combined, scientists say. But land degradation and desertification are undercutting the soil's ability to produce more food, causing an environmental crisis that affects one-third of all people on Earth, say experts ...

  • New TOC-TN Analysers Offer Wider Measurement Ranges

    A new range of TOC-TN analysers, the IL 500 series, from HACH LANGE extends both the measurement range and performance levels available from this section of the laboratory. In launching the new range, HACH LANGE’s EU Lab Automation Sales Manager, Ralf Grebe says “These analysers have been developed with five main objectives. Firstly, superb accuracy - error ...


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