Sources of Soil Diagnostic Tools

The following is a partial list of sources for soil diagnostic tools. This list does not imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of the companies listed.

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The right tool for the job sometimes makes all the difference. Ever tried to soil sample with a shovel? If you did it correctly it probably took twice the time. Often the challenge is in finding the tool. Here are some suggestions for outlets that carry some of the key soil diagnostic tools (this is just a listing of sources):

Soil thermometers: Often you can find these at the local hardware store but here are some other possible sources.




Equipment Offered

Lee Valley Tools Ltd.

P.O. Box 6295, Station J
Ottawa, ON K2A 1T4

Fax 1-800-668-1807

Soil and Compost Thermometer

  • Glass thermometer with metal shield - takes a bit longer to reach a reading
  • Celsius and Fahrenheit scales with a wide range -10° to +110°C
  • Green tip may make it difficult to see in crop

Berry Hill Limited

75 Burwell Road,
St.Thomas, Ontario,
Canada N5P 3R5

Ph. 1-800-668-3072
Fax (519) 631-8935

Soil Thermometer

  • Dial type, stainless steel
  • 30 to 90 °Fahrenheit

Marathon Watch Company Ltd.

10 - 30 Mural St.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 1B5

Ph. 905-764-9420
Fax 905-764-0035

A variety of digital thermometers available - often this is the brand in local hardware stores.

ThermoWorks (US company)

270 N. Main St. Suite D
Alpine, UT 84004-1440

Ph. 801-756-7705
Fax 801-756-8948

Variety of digital thermometers

Northern Equipment Solutions 28 Foxwood Crescent

Wasaga Beach, Ontario

L9Z 1M6

Tél. : (705) 817-8238


Soil Sampling probes: A little more specialized but the local agricultural supplier may stock them.

Supplier Address Phone/Fax/E-mail/Web
Halltech Environmental 129 Watson Road South
Guelph, Ontario

Ph: (519)766-4568
Fax: (519) 766-0729

Spectrum Technologies Inc. 23839 W. Andrew Road
Plainfield, Illinois
USA 60544
Universal Field Supplies 4-1540 Trinity Dr
Mississauga, ON , L5T 1L6
Ph: 905-795-1610
Fax: 905-795-1632

100 Countryside Drive
P.O. Box 270
Belleville, Wisconsin, USA 53508

Ph: 1-800-382-8473

BAP Equipment Ltd.

203 Waggoners Lane
Fredericton, N.B. Canada
E3B 2L4

Ph: 1-800-561-3600

Northern Equipment Solutions 28 Foxwood Crescent

Wasaga Beach, Ontario

L9Z 1M6

Tél. : (705) 817-8238

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300