Soil Monitoring News

  • It`s Sampling Season!

    Add a soil probe to your cart, then use promo code: sept17 at checkout to get 15% off the probes in your cart. Yes, that's right! You can get 15% off any of the soil probes in your cart, including our Gator Probe and EZ Kleen Soil ...

  • California forms groundwater sustainability agencies

    California has completed the first major step under its Sustainable Groundwater Management Act or SGMA (pronounced “sigma”) with the formation of local governing agencies, known as groundwater sustainability agencies or GSAs. SGMA, a three-bill package signed into law in September 2014, focuses on groundwater basins designated as medium- or high-priority by the California Department ...

  • Soil pollution comes under scrutiny

    Soil pollution, due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, took centre stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO headquarters this week. Excess nitrogen and trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can impair plant metabolism and cut crop productivity, ultimately putting pressure on arable land. When they ...

  • Global Soil Week Discusses Integrative Review Approach for HLPF 2017

    The fourth Global Soil Week (GSW 2017) convened in Berlin, Germany, from 22-24 May 2017, on the theme, ‘Catalysing SDG Implementation through a Land and Soil Review.’ The meeting aimed to contribute to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by looking at the subset of SDGs that are under review by the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable ...

  • Triathlon Woerden uses Eijkelkamp Measuring Buoy

    The Eijkelkamp Measuring Buoy is ready for the new swimming and triathlon season. Right now the buoy is informing the organisation of the Triathlon in Woerden, the Netherlands, about water temperature, quality and other parameters. They can check the actual water data at this website 24/7. ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • New Map Shows How Groundwater Pumping Could Affect the Malad River

    A new report illustrates how groundwater pumping can affect the amount of water available in streams within the Malad-Lower Bear River Area in Utah. The product was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights. “The information from this study will be used to aid the state engineer in making ...

  • Soil microbes hold key to climate puzzle

     Climate scientists puzzled by the traffic of carbon between soil and air may have to think more deeply about the role played by soil microbes − the planet’s smallest inhabitants. One research team has just found that soil microbes could actually lighten the colour of arid land soils, to  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • pLog and ESlog / gINT in Environmental Data Management

    The capture of soil logging data, and subsequent reporting, can be a time-consuming component of your project. Companies such as GHD, Cardno, LBW, Senversa, Robson and Jacobs are using pLog to collect borehole information in the field and produce logs in either gINT or ESlog. When you're out in the field pLog captures your bore location, soil description and ...

  • Screening Bucket

    Screenpod STARTECH screening buckets are innovative and durable in design, by incorporating the very best Hardox wear resistant materials available in the market today we have created a screening bucket that is both solid in construction and lighter in weight allowing fitting on a wider range of excavators and loading shovels. To ensure the maximum performance and efficiency over a wider range of ...


    By Screenpod International

  • The new soil blocking

    Visser has developed a new soil blocker. This new soil blocker is completely developed in the new Visser style with respect to materials, looks and user friendliness, but without losing focus on the main goal to produce the best soil block. The soil blocker has space for several types of seeders and can from now on be equipped with the Visser Roulette XL drum seeder. The ...


    By Visser Horti Systems B.V.

  • New Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor from Delta-T Devices – the SM150T

    The new SM150T Sensor is ideal for measuring moisture content and temperature in soils and substrates. It has a wide range of applications across science, horticulture and agriculture, and is a reliable and cost-effective sensor for system integrators, who appreciate its ease of installation and simple interface (0 – 1 V DC output). The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • 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 ...

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