LaMotte Test & Measurement Products

Soil TechNutrient, micro-nutrient, pH testing, etc. is an important management practice for Hydroponics and conventional soil growing.  It’s nearly impossible to determine what a solution or soil needs (to be productive) without an analysis. There are many types of hydroponics and soil analysis available depending on what information you are seeking.  The most common analysis is for nutrient content, though you may also wish to know what organisms are working, if there are pesticide residues or excessive salts accumulating.   Without testing you are guessing, and probably wasting your money.

The video below, produced by the Volunteer Gardener's association and U.T Extension Service, provides a good overview of the basics.