The acidity and alkalinity of soil play a vital role in successful gardening and agriculture. QA Supplies offers a range of direct soil pH meters, allowing you to insert an electrode into the soil for a fast and accurate reading.
Find answers to a few common questions about pH testers for soil and water.
Soil pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of your soil based on the potential of hydrogen ions. The pH scale starts with 0, the most acidic rating, and ends with 14, the most alkaline. Water and other neutral substances have a pH of 7. The ideal pH for soil ranges between 5.5 to 7.5 depending on the plant. It's essential to keep your soil pH within that interval for healthy growth.
There are many aspects to consider when choosing a pH test meter. For instance, determine whether you need a portable or lab-based meter. You should also decide on the testing method you prefer. Depending on the meter you choose, you can either test a soil sample you've collected or insert the electrode into the ground directly. Beyond that, you might consider additional features, accuracy, device durability and sampling time.
Soil pH meters are incredibly accurate, allowing you to adjust the acidity and alkalinity of your soil if needed.