Analysis of soil pH is vital, as each variety of plant grows optimally when a pH value is maintained specifically to suit that variety. The same of course applies to other growing media. The absorption of certain main nutrients can be hindered if the the pH value is either too high or too low and this is the basic principle behind the availability of all nutrients. In general, nutrients are taken up well in soil that ranges from slightly acidic to alkaline (pH 6.5 to 7.0) and this capacity declines when soil becomes more acidic or more alkaline.
Sampling and analysing the soil yourself means you can quickly correct a non-optimal soil pH, and Novanna measuring systems offers a comprehensive range of pH measuring devices to give you the speed and accuracy you need for maximum yield in your growing business.