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    Default Soil PH tester

    Can anyone tell me what PH tester is worth buying. I know nothing about these or what to look for to find a good one. Any help wold be appreciated.
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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    Knowing your pH is only part of the puzzle.
    I personally wouldn稚 waste my money on a pH tester.
    Take a soil sample and go visit your local soil extension and find out where they have their soil tests done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koamfps View Post
    Knowing your pH is only part of the puzzle.
    I personally wouldn稚 waste my money on a pH tester.
    Take a soil sample and go visit your local soil extension and find out where they have their soil tests done.
    Ok makes sense, thanks
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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    The last few samples I have had were done by a lab in Nebraska and were very complete for $33.00.

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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    Quote Originally Posted by koamfps View Post
    Take a soil sample and go visit your local soil extension and find out where they have their soil tests done.
    That is a great place to start. I've even had the guys at the local office offer to come help me to make sure the samples were pulled correctly.
    The other option is a bulk fertilizer dealer, mine even sends the samples off on his dime, then I just buy the correct amounts of lime and he then blends the fertilizer to the correct spec's.

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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    I suppose any pH tester is better than no pH tester if it works.

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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    Most county extension agents will test your soil for no charge. You just have to provide the samples and take to their office.
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    Default Re: Soil PH tester

    For a good one, you'll pay a lot. Only one I know that works is maybe the expensive one at the extension office. I just use a kit I bought at Lowes a few years ago. Usually have to let the test tubes sit overnight to tell the color clearly to read the pH.

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