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Soil Analysis Handbook of Reference Methods

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Soil and Plant Analysis Council

200 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Paperback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #107261 | ISBN: 0849302056
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About this book

Standard laboratory technique manual for the most commonly used soil analysis procedures. First published in 1974, this Handbook has changed over the years to reflect evolving needs, so new test methods and modifications have been added, as well as new sections on nitrate, heavy metals, and quality assurance plans for agricultural testing laboratories.


Contents

Preface. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Sampling, and Sample Preparation, Measurement, Extraction, and Storage. Soil pH. Lime Requirement. Conductance, Soluble Salts, and Sodicity. Phosphorus. Major Cations (Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Sodium). Micronutrients (Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Zinc). Heavy Metals. Nitrate and Ammonium. Sulfate-Sulfur. Chloride. Organic and Humic Matter. Organic Soils and Soilless Growth Media. Quality Assurance Plans for Agricultural Testing Laboratories. Methods of Instrumental Analysis. Index. Appendix.

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