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soil testing kit

Palintest
Soil Testing Kits

Simple to use, portable soil testing kits

Palintest have a world-wide reputation for water and environmental analysis equipment. Palintest Soil Testing Kits are rapid and reliable tools in agriculture for optimising crop yields and protecting the environment from over-fertilisation. They allow field testing of soil samples comparable to standard laboratory methods. The kits cover pH, lime and NPK testing plus sophisticated soil management to measure a wide range of trace elements. 

soil testing kits

Key Features

  • Simple to use – specially developed soil reagent tablets means reliable results can be obtained by all users – with or without soil analysis training. 
  • Palintest Soiltester – a simple colour comparison block used in the SK100, SK200 and SK300 kits, giving clear visual results.
  • Soiltest 10 Bluetooth Photometer – in the SKW400 and SKW500 kits, allows high accuracy testing, data download and integration with the Palintest Portal using the Aqua Pal app. 
  • Developed specifically for portable use by agronomists, farmers and growers 

5 Versions available 

soil testing kits

SK100

Soil pH and Lime Requirement Kit 

Reagents for 50 soil pH tests plus simple follow-on test to calculate lime dosing needs. 

soil testing kits

SK200

Soil Fertility Kit 

Measures soil pH, lime requirement, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N/P/K) macronutrients. 

soil testing kits

SK300

Soil Management Kit 

Reagents for 50 tests of each of soil pH, lime requirement, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium plus pocket sensor for soil conductivity testing. 

soil testing kits

SKW400

Professional Soil Management Kit 

Reagents for 50 tests of each of soil pH, lime requirement, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Includes both the Bluetooth SMART-enabled Soiltest 10 photometer and the multiparameter pocket sensor for pH, EC, TDS and salinity testing. 

soil testing kits

SKW500

Complete Soil Testing Kit 

Provides agronomists, soil scientists and farming professionals with a portable soil laboratory for macronutrients and micronutrients. Includes reagents for 50 tests of each of soil pH, lime requirement, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium plus trace minerals aluminium, ammonia nitrogen, chloride, copper, iron, sulphur and manganese. Also the Bluetooth SMART-enabled Soiltest 10 photometer and the multiparameter pocket sensor for pH, EC, TDS and salinity testing. 

Which soil testing kit do I need?

Soil Test KitpHLime
(CaCO3)
NPKMgCaEcSalinityAlNH3ClCuFeMnS
SK100
SK200
SK300
SKW400
SKW500
Full Details and Specifications

Soiltest 10 Photometer

Dual light source: 450-650nm wavelengths, Backlight LCD screen, Bluetooth and USB download to iOS or Android devices

MemoryLanguagesPowerIP RatingDimensionsWeightAccuracy
500 data pointsEN
DE
FR
SP
IT
TU
CN
3 x AA battery
or mains power
IP6715 x 25 x 7cm0.975Kg+/- 1% T

Test Ranges

ElementRange
Soil pH0 - 14
Lime Requirement (CaC03)0 - 34 tonne/ha
Conductivity0 - 19.9 mS/cm
Salinity0 - 1%
Nitrate Nitrogen (N)0 - 25 mg/L N
Phosphate Phosphorus (P)0 - 150 mg/L P
Potassium (K)0 - 450 mg/L K
Magnesium (Mg)0 - 500 mg/L Mg
Calcium (Ca)0 - 2500 mg/L Ca
Aluminium (Al)0 - 50 mg/L Al
Ammonia (NH3)0 - 75 mg/L N
Chloride (Cl)0 - 1000 mg/L Cl
Copper (Cu)0 - 25 mg/L Cu
Iron (Fe)0 - 25 mg/L Fe
Manganese (Mn)0 - 25 mg/L Mn
Sulphur (S)0 - 300 mg/L S

Tablet format, stable for up to 10 years, in packs sufficient for at least 50 tests. Spare packs available individually for each test.

Weights and Dimensions

Soil Test KitWeightDimensions
SK1000.6Kg23 x 28 x 7cm
SK2002.6Kg34 x 23 x 16cm
SK3005KgBag: 34 x 23 x 16cm
Case: 34 x 46 x 14cm
SKW4009.5Kg56 x 43 x 21cm
SKW50010.5Kg56 x 43 x 21cm

All hardware accessories and reagents from each kit are available as replacements. The reagents required are shown in the table below.

Spare reagents

ReagentProduct code
pHSOIL/ST/ST2200
LimeSOIL/ST/ST2210
Nitrate SOIL/ST/SKR001
Phospate SOIL/ST/SKR002
Phosphate 2SOIL/ST/SKR003
Potassium SOIL/ST/SKR004
Magnesium / CalciumSOIL/ST/SKR005
AluminiumSOIL/ST/SKR006
AmmoniaSOIL/ST/SKR007
CopperSOIL/ST/SKR008
IronSOIL/ST/SKR009
ManganeseSOIL/ST/SKR010