The penetrometer is used to precisely determine the soil density. The stainless steel probe is scaled to mark the soil depth. The display features an easy to read colour scale.
Plants living in dense soils can only absorb a limited amount of water and nutrients. Densely compacted soil also restricts the air exchange in the soil and reduces the N-mineralization
This simple and sturdy hand penetrometer can measure the penetration resistance in soil .It is held vertically and then pressed into the soil with an even pressure on both hand grips. The easy to read colour display then shows the pounds per square inch analogue reading. The penetrometer is used in agriculture ,sport , golf , cricket etc Detecting compacted layers allows you to perform generalized pedological tests and basic surveys for determining the carrying capacity . You can also examine the expected growth conditions for plants and trees.