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HI-38050 Nitrate (as NO3--N)

HI-38050 Nitrate (as NO3--N)

Hanna HI-38050 Nitrate (as NO3--N)

HI-38050 Nitrate (as NO3--N)

Range: 0-50 mg/L (ppm)
Includes reagents
£127.90 (exc. VAT) £153.48 (inc. VAT)

Nitrate is an essential nutrient for plants but must be monitored in order to maintain proper health and optimum yield. Excessive levels are detrimental and can even be toxic, effectively "burning" the plants.

Checker disk method.

Range (water: 0-50 mg/L) (soil: 0-60 mg/L).

HI-38050 Nitrate (as NO3--N) information

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Nitrate test kit for soil and irrigation water

The HI-38050 nitrate test kit for soil and irrigation water makes it possible to determine the need for nitrogen fertilisation. It also obtains the best crop response and avoids over-fertilisation.

Nitrate is reduced to nitrite in the presence of cadmium. The nitrite thus produced reacts with the reagent to yield an orange compound. The amount of colour developed is proportional to the concentration of nitrate present in the aqueous sample.

The Hanna nitrate-nitrogen test can be performed the whole year round, but testing is particularly recommended during spring and late spring, when rainfall and temperature related bursts of microbiological activity often have great influence on the availability of nitrate-nitrogen.

Order information

The HI-38050 test kit is supplied with the following:

200 packets nitrogen reagent, checker disc, glass vials with caps (2), 10 g calcium sulphate, demineraliser bottle with filter cap for 12 L, soil sieve, 50 mL plastic test tube with screw cap, large funnel, 100 paper filter discs, brush, 50 mL calibrated vessels (2), 2 g sample cup, 3 mL plastic pipette and spoons (2).


Specifications list


Method Checker Disc
Range water: 0-50 mg/L
soil: 0-60 mg/L
Smallest Increment water: 1 mg/L
soil: 2 mg/L
Chemical Method Cadmium reduction
Cadmium reduction
Number of Tests 100
Weight 1026 g

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