Summer - hot season for agrobusiness
It's now the moment to take care of your soil to obtain high crop yields
The absorption of nutrients by the plants depends to a large extent on the acidity of the soil or substrate:
- low рН blocks the macro elements absorbability
- high рН (alkaline reaction) blocks microelements absorbability
For this reason quick and accurate pH measurement is an essential condition in the optimization of plant nutrition in professional horticulture.
The pH has many effects, mainly on nutrients solubility and their ionic form. At different levels of pH some nutrients may be deficient while others might reach high concentrations to cause toxicity. At high basic pH, most micro-elements will suffer from availability problems. Most plants would prefer to grow within the pH range of 6 to 6.5 that will assure high availability of most demanded nutrients.
Plant nutrient availability in regards to changes in the soil solution pH
STEP Systems has developed and designed testing equipment which enables you to carry out quick and precise direct soil pH measurements.