AMS Environmental 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
- 5/8" threaded connection type
|209.57||2 1/4" Environmental Kit|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
|209.55||3 1/4" Environmental Kit|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
- (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
A slide hammer is used to pound soil probes, core samplers, and sediment samplers into the ground. They offer a simple method for soil penetration by allowing the user to push or drop the hammer weight down the slide rod to apply force through the extension to the sampler.
In The News
A North Carolina farmer has developed a mobile soil sampling system with virtually no risk of human error, Southeast Farm Press reported .
Allan Baucom, a grain and cotton farmer with more than 6,000 acres around Monroe, N.C., built the automated soil sampler to keep up with his expanding agricultural operations -- and growing variety of soil types. Named “the Falcon”, the sampler can take up to 12 samples and once, and store 200 before being unloaded.
Two Falcons currently exist: one works Baucom’s farm, while the other operates on farms around the country to ensure the sampler’s efficiency in different environments. The sampler is expected to be made available soon, and will host new features, such as computer-interfaced electronic system for use with a laptop or tablet.Read More
Despite the high profile of plastic pollution in the ocean, the same problem in the Great Lakes is not well understood.
“Believe it or not, we’re kind of in the early stages of understanding plastic pollution in the Great Lakes,” said Sherri Mason, sustainability coordinator and professor of chemistry at Penn State—Behrend . She’s one author of research published in January in the Journal of Great Lakes Research examining the levels of plastic in Lake Erie and, for the first time, Lake Ontario.
[bctt tweet="The research revealed the highest level of plastic pollution in any of the Great Lakes occurs in Lake Ontario. Lake Erie was a distant second.Read More
Engineers and scientists that specialize in aquatic measuring practices always meet extra costs on the path to deployment. Maybe it is the corrosive nature of the saltwater, or the unbearable pressure tools must be equipped to handle while lying on the ocean floor.
For anyone interested in hooking up with the MARS (Monterey Accelerated Research System) Observatory , which rests dozens of miles off the California coastline, the costs extend further. They get so high that only well-funded universities and governmental agencies can afford to connect with the underwater power and data hub.
Hoping to lower that cost, engineers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute ( MBARI ) constructed a wireless device called Deep-Sea Connect.Read More