Methods in Agricultural Chemical Analysis: A Practical Handbook

Methods in Agricultural Chemical Analysis: A Practical Handbook

by CABI
     
 

ISBN-10: 0851996086

ISBN-13: 9780851996080

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: CAB International North America

This reference manual contains information on the most suitable procedures for the analysis of agricultural materials. It describes the analysis of soils and composts, plant materials, feeds, plant components (e.g. cellulose, lignin, trace elements), fertilizers, and biological substances. The book is designed as a laboratory sourcebook, complete with useful

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This reference manual contains information on the most suitable procedures for the analysis of agricultural materials. It describes the analysis of soils and composts, plant materials, feeds, plant components (e.g. cellulose, lignin, trace elements), fertilizers, and biological substances. The book is designed as a laboratory sourcebook, complete with useful Internet addresses, and contains over 60 different practical methods. Each method is described by a step-by-step approach, and contains details of apparatus required, chemical reaction equations, formulas and calculations, and meticulous descriptions of experimental results. Most methods use standard equipment and instruments commonly found in the practical lab. The aim is that scientists with little experience in analytical techniques should be able to safely carry out these procedures and obtain acceptable results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851996080
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
CABI
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Disclaimer
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Ch. 1Experimental Planning1
Ch. 2Sample Preparation17
Ch. 3Weighing and Dispensing26
Ch. 4Acid-digestion, Ashing and Extraction Procedures30
Ch. 5Analysis of Soil and Compost57
Ch. 6The Analysis of Fertilizers106
Ch. 7The Analysis of Animal Feed and Plant Materials124
Ch. 8The Analysis of Silage154
Ch. 9Near Infrared Spectroscopy167
Ch. 10Methods in Equine Nutrition172
Ch. 11Methods for Organic Farmers and Growers187
Ch. 12Quality Assurance and Control200
References206
App. 1Equipment Suppliers223
App. 2Soil Index Table225
App. 3Lime Application Rates for Arable Land226
App. 4Lime Application Rates for Grassland227
App. 5Nitrate and Nitrite in Soil, Plant and Fertilizer Extracts228
App. 6Phosphate in Soil, Plant and Fertilizer Extracts233
App. 7Analytical Methods Used by ADAS for the analysis of Organic Manures241
App. 8Laboratory Safety247
App. 9Chemical Composition Data Sources for Plants, Feeds, Blood, Urine and Soils251
App. 10Atomic Weights, Units and Conversion Tables253
Subject Index259
Commercial Index265

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