My main expertise is in water movement and wastewater treatment in the field; I especially love applied science that works for the professional in the field. I invented the Aardvark Borehole Permeameter and Soilmoisture heard about my invention and contacted me. I was truly impressed with their flexible technical staff who, after much work on their part, turned my design into the world's only automated Borehole Permeameter: tough, portable, reliable, highly accurate, and complete with software. Still known as the Aardvark, it is now sold worldwide through their extensive global network. I am proud to have my name and invention associated with Soilmoisture Equipment!

Thomas Macfie,
Inventor of the Aardvark Permeameter

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Soilmoisture signs on new distributor for Germany

On Wednesday, January 18th, Soilmoisture was happy to bring on board our newest dealer, UGT GmbH of Germany! UGT has been in operation since 1992, and in May will celebrate their 25th anniversary. Like Soilmoisture, UGT offers a wide range of quality equipment for soil physics, hydrology, agronomy, plant physiology, and other scientific disciplines. UGT’s facilities in Germany, located in both Müncheberg (Headquarters) and Freising-Weihenstephan (South Branch), include soil labs and other demonstration areas where they host regular educational workshops for the benefit of their customers and community.

Visiting on behalf of UGT was their Managing Director, Dr. Sascha Reth. Dr. Sascha Reth studied biology at the University of Kaiserslautern. He then completed his graduate dissertation at the University of Bayreuth with the topic “Improved estimates of CO2 and N2O flow rates of soils of Central European ecosystems - development of conceptual innovations of soil emission models”. In 2008, he set up the south branch of UGT GmbH in Freising, Germany. Since 2012 he is both the Managing Director and a Partner at UGT.

Both UGT and Soilmoisture value our commitment to offering top-of-the-line equipment for some of the most important research fields in the world today. UGT shares Soilmoisture’s philosophy of offering the best after sales service possible for our customers to ensure projects run smoothly and can achieve significant results. This stems from not only a mutual desire to help customers, but also our vested interest in protecting and enhancing the natural resources we depend on. We expect that this new relationship should be a fruitful one for years to come!