The SSAT is a suction lysimeter that allows extraction of soil water samples from various depths for measurement of nitrate levels, salinity, EC, and other chemical elements. When used in conjunction with tissue analysis for calibration, nutrient management practices can be developed which allow the grower to adjust the rate and timing of fertilizer applications, resulting in increased production with decreased fertilizer costs and reduced nutrient leaching.
SSAT's are available in standard lengths between 6" and 72" and include a single suction line, stopper, and finger clamp.
Tubes are available with either our standard 1 bar ceramic tip for use in medium to heavy soils, or with our Low Tension ("LT") ceramic tip for use with lighter soils and potting media.
Soil Solution Access Tube - Model SSAT Specification Sheet
Soil Solution Access Tube - Model SSAT Instructions
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