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Plant Analysis Manual

  • Editors
  • I. Walinga
  • J. J. Van Der Lee
  • V. J. G. Houba
  • W. Van Vark
  • I. Novozamsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 1-5
  3. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 7-45
  4. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 47-76
  5. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 77-117
  6. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 119-123
  7. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 125-167
  8. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 169-177
  9. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 179-199
  10. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 201-205
  11. I. Walinga, J. J. Van Der Lee, V. J. G. Houba, W. Van Vark, I. Novozamsky
    Pages 207-215
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 217-256

About this book

Introduction

In the field of plant analysis there is a confusing variety of methods and procedures, both for digestions and determinations. In many cases the digestion and the subsequent determination are interrelated. For example, a separate digestion is needed for trace elements in order to obtain determinable concentrations. The authors have chosen a design in which the digestion/extraction procedure is described in one chapter together with all determination procedures that may be carried out on that particular digest/extract. All the necessary information (such as standardizations) appears in appendices. As a consequence, several determination procedures are described two or three times, however, each based on a particular digestion or extraction method.
Two types of determination procedure are described: manual and automated. Manual procedures are mainly used in research laboratories, whereas automated procedures are more frequently applied in routine laboratories. Both types of determinations can be used freely, provided that appropriate equipment is available. The determination procedures are only for inorganic components, usually elements. Besides, most procedures are designed to give a total content value of the element under consideration, regardless of the chemical structure in which it occurs in the plant.
The Plant Analysis Manual is intended for the practicing (agricultural) chemist.

Keywords

chemical structure plant structure water

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