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Dynamic penetrometer PANDA

This equipment measures the ground resistance to the penetration of a steel cone with a known diameter and angle, and deduces the thickness and compaction of soil strata.

In our case, it allows to know quickly and without removal or destruction, the horizons and their induration and to potentially deduce the difficulties that the plant roots will have to grow there. This is especially interesting when one seeks to correlate the presence of alios, its degree of induration and rooting of plants.

Penotrometer in use and graphic results