Types of equipment for soil sampling

Types of equipment for soil sampling

The major equipment used in soil sampling is the Auger but incase it is absent, the following tools can be used.

  • Transverse method
  • Zig Zag method
  • Spot method
Types of equipment for soil sampling

Transverse method

In this method, diagonals are drawn across the field/area to be sampled and sites are selected along those diagonals

Zig Zag Method

Here, sites are chosen at random in the entire field as shown below without any formula

Spot Method

In this method, one location is chosen randomly. This is suitable for small pieces of land of about 0.25 acre.

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