AMS Basic Soil Sampling Kits
- Used worldwide by soil scientists, agronomists, and construction companies
- Designed to provide all the items needed for sampling in a convenient carrying case
- Available with Signature Series or 5/8" Threaded connection
- (1) Regular auger
- (1) Sand auger
- (1) Mud auger
- (1) Rubber coated cross handle
- (1) Soil core sampler
- (1) Slide hammer
- (3) 4' extensions
- (1) Plastic liner
- (2) Plastic end caps
- (2) Wrenches
- (1) Set of cleaning brushes
- (1) Foam-padded hard-sided AMS deluxe carrying case with handles and wheels
In The News
Some 500 years ago, farmers living in what is today Chile’s Atacama Desert used terraced fields fenced in with rocks to plant and grow their crops. But after the South American region was conquered by the Incas, the invaders took over the area’s agriculture and began to centralize control of irrigation, as well as the methods those living under their rule practiced in growing crops.
The result was a rapid shift from one form of agriculture to another, as native farmers gave up their traditions of planting in terraced desert lands and began growing food along newly dug irrigation canals.
Today, a preserved terraced farm field in the Atacama Desert is a perfect example of the abrupt change, and a great place to study it.Read More
A team of researchers led by scientists from the University of South Carolina Dornsife traveled to the Peruvian jungle to understand how sediment and plant matter travel down the Andes Mountains and into the Amazon River system, according a first-person account from Sarah Feakins, assistant professor of earth sciences at USC Dornsife.
The team focused on a tributary to the Amazon River, the Kosnipata River. They started at the headwaters, traveling up treacherous gravel mountain roads. They ended in the Amazonian floodplain, where Feakins said the river was orange from colloids in the soil.
The team spent most of their time collecting and filtering water to obtain sediment samples. Feakins described the work as collecting by day and filtering by night.Read More
A new report authored by researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that the use of inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus for fertilization improves crop yields, but can have negative impacts on soil quality, the American Society of Agronomy has reported.
A study of crop lands in western Kansas has shown that inorganic fertilization increases organic carbon stocks while damaging soil’s structural quality.
Researchers collected soil samples from experimental fields fertilized with various amounts of inorganic fertilizers to determine how different nutrient levels might impact soil quality. The results showed that applying nitrogen and phosphorus at high rates can expedite soil erosion and cause other structural issues.Read More