[NAFEX] soil tester

Lee Reich garden at leereich.com
Tue Feb 5 19:55:48 EST 2008

I also would be skeptical about the pH and especially the fertility  
tests. I have an electronic testor that does only pH and it's of  
dubious value. I also have one that tests light and moisture. I find  
the moisture probe very valuable, much easier than digging holes and  
feeling the soil. Soil is often dry at the surface but plenty moist  
only a few inches down. I've had and used my moisture testor for over  
25 years!

Lee Reich, PhD

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On Feb 5, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:

> Do any of you have any experience with these 4 way soil testers?   
> Stark sells one and Gurney's sells the same one.  They test light,  
> moisture,ph, and fertility--n,p,k. Moisture and light seem pretty  
> unnecessary-I have eyes and hands, but ph and fertility would be  
> nice.  But I am sceptical.  Jerry in southern Indiana
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