The Solvita® Soil CO2 Respiration Test enables farmers and scientists for the first time to evaluate microbial respiration rate and carbon mineralization easily in large quantities of samples, in a very cost-effective manner. Soil respiration represents the driving energy of soil microbial systems and is an important component of the overall soil-quality index. The Solvita-response for soil indicates CO2-respiration over a practical range of 5 – 100mg C/kg soil (24 hr rate).
6-pk includes 6 low-level CO2 tests and 6 test jars.
Recent research shows that the CO2 burst from short-term drying-rewetting (“rehydration”) accurately indicates the quantity of biomass and can be used to predict N+P mineralization. The Solvita procedure is reliable and simple-to-use and enables fairly rapid testing of large quantities of soils at a significantly reduced cost compared to traditional lab respirometry.
comes with 6 Solvita Soil CO2 Detectors, 6 glass jars, 6 beakers and 6 micro-glass filters.
The Solvita DCR vastly increases the reliability, precision and functionality of Solvita Kits. The DCR is pre-programmed to read High-CO2, Low-CO2 and Ammonia-NH3 in accordance to measuring compost, manures, soil and grain. The DCR is both battery and USB powered. By using the USB port, the user is able to upload the reading for use in a spreadsheet or report.
The DCR comes with 6 low-level CO2 tests and 2 test jars.