Mobile measurement of nitrate concentration in soil
Basis for Growth
Nitrate (NO3) is a common anion salt in soil and an important nutrient source for plants. Its level in soil varies widely, depending upon the type of soil, climate conditions, rainfall and fertilizing practices.
Nitrogen in Soil
Nitrogen is created during nitrification - conversion of ammonium into nitrate. Plants take up more than 80% of their nitrogen requirement as nitrate (NO3-), to a lesser extent also as ammonium (NH4+). Therefore, in horticulture and agriculture, nitrogen is mainly measured as nitrate.
There are several testing methods. A short overview of the measuring possibilities follows below or in our STEP Systems catalogue.
Delivery of nine sets of laboratory equipment LASA AGRO 1900 to check the quality of the produced mineral fertilizers and industrial chemistry.
Agro Expert Group, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan Delivery of three sets of laboratory equipment LASA AGRO 3900 for soil analyses.
Wetec Pte Ltd, Singapore Delivery of one set of laboratory equipment LASA AGRO 1900 to the NTU-Asian School of the Environment for soil analyses.
Afsona Invest, Uzbekistan Delivery of two sets of laboratory equipment LASA AGRO 1900 to DP “Tuprok Bonitirovkasi” for soil analyses.
UNDP (United Nations Development Programme),Uzbekistan Installation of a complete soil laboratory LASA AGRO 3900 at the Nukus branch of Tashkent State Agrarian University, Uzbekistan. The project has been financed by the UNDP Uzbekistan and shall help these agricultural regions to optimize crop yields. Read more →