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
The Charles River used to be a swimming hotspot for Cambridge and Boston residents.
Decades of industrial pollution and nutrient runoff have degraded water quality and eliminated public swimming in the Lower Charles, but a movement is afoot to get Boston and Cambridge back in the water. One step toward the goal of a safely swimmable river—without the need to obtain a permit, as is now necessary—is detecting and managing the harmful algal blooms that appear on the river.
An experimental floating wetland and new research and analysis of water quality data that shows a possible effective detection system for algal blooms on the Charles River are two new steps toward the goal of safe, accessible swimming.Read More
The Gulf Stream, the massive western boundary current off the east coast of North America, moves water from the Gulf of Mexico north and west across the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a lot of energy in that much moving water and researchers are trying to put it to use.
Although the Gulf Stream’s path shifts (researchers say it acts like a wiggling garden hose), in a couple of spots, it stays relatively stable. At one such spot off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, researchers have dropped moorings and research instruments to study the current with the eventual goal of harnessing it for renewable energy.Read More