Solvita Blog

Soil CO2 Methods in the Spotlight

Soil CO2 Methods in the Spotlight

Solvita is a leading commercial test worldwide for soil CO2 respiration (and compost maturity) and is often in comparisons with newer soil respiration methods vying for market share.  Such is the case in a recent study by Oklahoma State University which proposed a...

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Solvita SLAN Probe Detects Nitrate Nitrogen

Solvita SLAN Probe Detects Nitrate Nitrogen

Solvita announced quantitative recovery of nitrate nitrogen via a one-step chemistry conversion, using a Solvtia SLAN probe, “a small feat of basic chemistry” says inventor Brinton.  The Solvita SLAN test normally detects ammonia, ammonium and amines released when...

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Solvita Releases Technical Memo Series

Solvita Releases Technical Memo Series

Have you wondered if limestone in soil can affect a CO2-respiration test? Or, what the difference is in measuring soil respiration for 1-day "CO2-Burst" versus 3 or 7-days? Many of these questions are topics of a series of short, technical memos on the theme of...

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New Rapid Lab Test for Soil Stable Aggregates

New Rapid Lab Test for Soil Stable Aggregates

Woods End Laboratories has announced the release of Solvita VAST (Volumetric Aggregate Stability Test), a rapid laboratory method for measuring water-stable soil aggregates. The new product was created to help soil labs complete the soil health test triangle, which...

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Recent Advances in Solvita Science supporting Organic Systems

Recent Advances in Solvita Science supporting Organic Systems

When organic amendments such as manure or compost are soil applied it is difficult to predict response using ordinary soil tests. Several recent research projects have shed more light on intrinsic nutrient potential of natural fertilizers. The projects all employed...

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Solvita SLAN test advances across new boundaries

Solvita SLAN test advances across new boundaries

The Solvita SLAN test has been gaining steadily as word of mouth, research trials and farmer reports show that organic-bound Nitrogen – the kind revealed by the SLAN test- is of real practical significance. At two recent turf-science events in RI and MD, Karl...

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Soil Health and Deep Plowing Under The Tuscan Sun

Soil Health and Deep Plowing Under The Tuscan Sun

Italy to many, is the birthplace of farming with a soil nomenclature system dating from 500 AD. In the mere distance of Maine to North Carolina they have all four major soil temperature groups – frigid, mesic, thermic and hyperthermic and 4-times the soil unit...

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