Profile sampler, 10 x 5 cm, 50 cm

Product code:
05.08

Applications:

  • Soil profile description and classification
  • Soil sampling above groundwater table
  • Undisturbed sampling
  • Soil texture research
  • Root zone sampling

The profile sampler allows taking of a sizeable and virtually undisturbed sample up to a depth of approximately 40 cm (10 cm wide and 5 cm across). All roots, up to a cross-section of 2 cm, are included in the sample. When sampling, both U-shaped gutters are pushed alternatingly into the soil, until the required depth is reached, after which one side of the handle is pulled sharply upwards and the other pushed downwards, thus clamping the profile. The profile sampler may now be extracted and opened to sample or describe the profile. Also replacing the sample taken (in order to reduce the disturbance of the location to be researched to a minimum) is easily executed.

Advantages

 

  • Compaction and integration of the various soil layers does not occur.
  • Simple determination of the volume/weight of various differing layers.
  • Sampling individual layers is no problem because the layers do not become disturbed.
  • The observation of quantity and distribution of the root growth is both accurate and quick.
  • A sizeable volume of the soil may be sampled, whereby the horizons of the samples are easily observed.
  • Suitable for almost all soils.

 

Applications

 

  • Root growth research.
  • Ecological/biological research of a strip layer in the forest.
  • Soil surveying.
  • Creating monoliths without the necessity of digging a profile pit.

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