AMS Signature Series Soil Classification Kit
- Includes extendible tile probe, crucial for locating underground obstructions
- Poly-reinforced carrying case provided with convenient wheels and handles
|424.38||Signature series soil classification kit|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
|400.57||2 1/2" Signature Open Faced Auger|
|Drop ships from manufacturer|
- (1) Ratcheting cross handle
- (1) Knurled extensions in 1' intervals
- (1) Soil color binder with chart
- (1) Extendible tile probe
- (1) Regular auger
- (1) Mud auger
- (1) Open face clay auger
- (1) Auger cleanout tool
- (3) 4' extensions
- (1) 10 lb slide hammer
- (1) 2” x 6” Split Core Sampler
- (2) Cleaning brushes
- (1) Gloves
- (1) Slip wrench
- (1) Fluoropolymer tape (for threads)
- (1) Wrenches
- (1) Poly-reinforced carrying case (wheels and handles)
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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
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission ’s Inland Fisheries Division has been working to restore brook trout in the state. Coldwater research coordinator Jacob Rash, who works with the brook trout team technicians on this project, spoke to EM about the work.
“In North Carolina, brook trout are our only native trout species,” explains Mr. Rash. “With that come biological and ecological considerations as well as cultural importance. A lot of folks here grew up fishing for brook trout with their relatives, so it's an important species that we work to try to conserve. We've done quite a bit of work to figure out where those brook trout populations are and what they are, in terms of genetics.Read More