A new rotary blade soil sampler has taken the hard work out of collecting soil samples from Western Australia's hard-setting soils to test for soil phosphorus levels .
Conceived and developed by Department of Agriculture technical officer Mike Baker, it should enable soil testing to be more widely adopted. Fortunately, the soil calibration tests that were developed using pogo samples can also be used for the new sampler.
Bolland, Mike and Baker, Mike
"Soil sampling made easier,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 34
, Article 8.
Available at: http://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol34/iss4/8