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NIST Handbook 133 – Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods

Section 3.10. Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume

Prerecorded Webinar:

The NIST OWM and the Mulch and Soil Council have prepared a webinar based on “NIST Handbook 130, Method of Sale and NIST Handbook 133,  Section 3.10. Test Procedure for Packages of Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume”. This test procedure is for both mulch and soil. Mulch is commonly tested but the test procedure and equipment work for soil products as well.

This prerecorded webinar is six modules and includes several video demonstrations. You will have the ability to replay the individual modules.

  • Introduction and Demonstration of the Test Procedure for Mulch and Soils (11:26)
  • Method of Sale –NIST Handbook 130, Method of Sale (4:07)
  • Labeling Requirements –NIST Handbook 130, UPLR (24:14)
  • Test Equipment – NIST Handbook 133, Section 3.10. Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume (10:10)
  • Test Procedure – NIST Handbook 133, Section 3.10. Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume (29:30)
  • Evaluation of Test Results – NIST Handbook 133, Section 3.10. Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume (5:37)

"How to Test Packages of Mulch and Soils Labeled by Volume" (total length - 1 Hour 25 Minutes)  

  • Once you click on the link, you will need to enter a password to view the on-demand webinars.  The password is NIST_2020

NIST OWM Training Events Calendar:  www.nist.gov/pml/weights-and-measures/about-owm/calendar-events

For additional assistance and information contact (301) 975-4004 or OWM [at] nist.gov

Created September 16, 2020, Updated January 11, 2021