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A Mobile System for Nitrate-N Analysis of Soils

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  022244,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.11690) @2002
Authors:   Karl Wild, Horst Neuhauser, Gerhard Rödel
Keywords:   Soil sampling, sample processing, nitrate-N analysis

A new system for gaining, processing and analysis of soil samples was developed. It consists of an auger-based soil extracting instrument, a dosing apparatus, a preparation station, a filtration unit and a field testing kit. All components can be transported in a van. The results show that major disadvantages which are existing in the presently employed system can be eliminted.

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