Turn cap to create positive head pressure allowing for more reference electrolyte to flow.
Built-In Temperature Sensor
Automatic compensation of temperature variations.
Fast, stable response that is immune to electrical noise due to humidity.
Soil can be acid, neutral or alkaline, according to its pH value. Most plants prefer a pH range from 5.5 to 7.5; but some species prefer more acid or alkaline soils. Nevertheless, every plant requires a particular range of pH, for optimum growth.
pH strongly influences the availability of nutrients and the presence of microorganisms and plants in the soil. For example, fungi prefer acidic conditions whereas most bacteria, especially those supplying nutrients to the plants, have a preference for moderately acidic or slightly alkaline soils. In fact, in strongly acidic conditions, nitrogen fixing and the mineralization of vegetable residual is reduced. Plants absorb the nutrients dissolved in the soil water and the nutrient solubility depends largely on the pH value. Hence, theavailability of elements is different at different pH levels.
Each plant needs elements in different quantities and this is the reason why each plant requires a particular range of pH to optimize its growth. For example, iron, copper and manganese are not soluble in an alkaline environment. This means that plants needing these elements should theoretically be in an acidic type of soil. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur, on the other hand, are readily available in a pH range close to neutrality. Furthermore, abnormal pH values, increase the concentration of toxic elements for plants. For example, in acid conditions, there can be an excess of aluminum ions in such quantities that the plant cannot tolerate. Negative effects on chemical and physical structure are also present when pH values are too far from neutral conditions (break up of aggregates, a less permeable and more compact soil).
The HI99121 meter features a large multi level LCD screen which displays both pH and temperature readings simultaneously with 0.01 pH resolution and an accuracy of ±0.02 pH. The LCD screen also has indicators for calibration status and stability, as well as on-screen tutorial messages. The HI99121 has many advanced features that are found in more expensive portable instrumentation including automatic calibration, buffer recognition,and temperature compensation. The battery percent level is displayed at start up alerting the user to the remaining battery power that is available. The supplied HI12923 is a glass body, amplified pH electrode with a built-in temperature sensor designed specifically for measuring the pH in soils.
Note: Use the soil auger for stony ground to prevent damaging the glass probe.
- Automatic Temperature Compensation
- One or two-point automatic calibration
- BEPS - Alerts the user of low battery power that could adversely affect readings
- Compact, heavy-duty, and waterproof
- Battery % displayed on start-up
- HELP feature, displays messages on LCD
For high accuracy and ensure the soil is wet use the HI7051M soil preparation solution.
pH Range -2.00 to 16.00 pH; -2.0 to 16.0 pH pH Resolution 0.01 pH; 0.1 pH pH Accuracy ±0.02 pH; ±0.1 pH pH Calibration automatic, at one or two points with two sets of standard buffers (pH 4.01 / 7.01 / 10.01 or pH 4.01 / 6.86 / 9.18) pH Temperature Compensation automatic ‐5.0 to 105.0 °C/23.0 to 221.0 °F pH CAL Check (electrode diagnostics) probe condition indicator mV Range ±825 mV (pH‐mV) mV Resolution 1 mV mV Accuracy ±1 mV (pH‐mV) Temperature Range -5.0 to 105.0°C / 23.0 to 221.0°F Temperature Resolution 0.1°C / 0.1°F Temperature Accuracy ±0.5°C (up to 60°C); ±1.0°C (outside) / ±1°F (up to 140°F); ±2.0°F (outside) pH Electrode HI12923 glass body, pre-amplified pH electrode for soil measurement with internal temperature sensor, quick connect DIN connector and 1 m (3.3’) cable (included) Automatic Shut-Off user selectable: after 8 min, 60 min or disabled Battery Type/Life 1.5V (3) AAA / approximately 1400 hours of continuous use; auto-off after 8 minutes of non-use IP Protection IP67 Environment 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F); RH max 100% Dimensions 154 x 63 x 30 mm (6.1 x 2.5 x 1.2”) Weight 196 g (6.91 oz.) Ordering Information HI99121 is supplied with HI12923 pH electrode, HI721319 soil auger, HI7051M soil preparation solution (230 mL), HI70004 pH 4.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI70007 pH 7.01 buffer solution sachet (20 mL), HI700663 cleaning solution sachet for inorganic soil deposits (20 mL), HI700664 cleaning solution sachet for organic soil deposits (20 mL), 100 mL plastic beaker, batteries, instructions, and a hard carrying case.