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Handbook of Reference Methods for Plant Analysis

1st Edition

Edited by Yash Kalra

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9781574441246
pub: 1997-12-29
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The Handbook of Reference Methods for Plant Analysis is an outstanding resource of plant analysis procedures, outlined in easy-to-follow steps and laboratory-ready for implementation. Plant laboratory preparation methods such as dry ashing and acid and microwave digestion are discussed in detail. Extraction techniques for analysis of readily soluble elements (petiole analysis) and quick test kits for field testing are also presented. This handbook consolidates proven, time tested methods in one convenient source. Plant scientists in production agriculture, forestry, horticulture, environmental sciences, and other related disciplines will find the Handbook a standard laboratory reference.

The Handbook was written for the Soil and Plant Analysis Council, Inc., of which the editor is a board member. The council aims to promote uniform soil test and plant analysis methods, use, interpretation, and terminology; and to stimulate research on the calibration and use of soil testing and plant analysis. This reference will help readers reach these important goals in their own research.


"The handbook is aimed at a broad audience, to plant scientists in production agriculture, forestry, horticulture and environmental sciences, but it also contains valuable practical information for plant physiologists."

-Journal of Plant Physiology

Table of Contents

Principles of Plant Analysis, R.D. Munson

Field Sampling Procedures for Conducting a Plant Analysis, J.B. Jones, Jr.

Preparation of Plant Tissue for Laboratory Analysis, C.R. Campbell and C.O. Plank

Determination of Dry Matter Content of Plant Tissue: Gravimetric Moisture, R.O. Miller

High-Temperature Oxidation: Dry Ashing, R.O. Miller

Nitric-Perchloric Acid Wet Digestion in an Open Vessel, R.O. Miller

Microwave Digestion of Plant Tissue in an Open Vessel, Y.P. Kalra and D.G. Maynard

Microwave Digestion of Plant Tissue in a Closed Vessel, R.O. Miller

Determination of Total Nitrogen in Plant Tissue, D.A. Horneck and R.O. Miller

Extractable Nitrate in Plant Tissue: Ion-Selective Electrode Method, R.O. Miller

Determination of Ammonium-Nitrogen in Plant Tissue, L. Liu

Total Sulfur Determination in Plant Tissue, C.G. Kowalenko and C.J. Van Laerhoven

Sulfate-Sulfur Determination in Plant Tissue, C.G. Kowalenko

Determination of Chloride in Plant Tissue, L. Liu

Extractable Chloride, Nitrate, Orthophosphate, Potassium, and Sulfate-Sulfur: 2% Acetic Acid Extraction, R.O. Miller

Tissue Testing Kits and Procedures for Nutrient Element Assessment in Plant Tissue, J.B. Jones, Jr. and D. Slovacek

Chlorophyll Meter Method for Estimating Nitrogen Content in Plant Tissue, J.S. Schepers, T.M. Blackmer, and D.D. Francis

Analytical Instruments for the Determination of Elements in Plant Tissue, M.E. Watson

Determination of Potassium and Sodium by Flame Emission Spectrophotometry, D.A. Horneck and D. Hanson

Elemental Determination by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry, E.A. Hanlon

Elemental Determination by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry, R.A. Isaac and W.C. Johnson, Jr.

Determination of Boron, Molybdenum, and Selenium in Plant Tissue, U.C. Gupta

Determination of Arsenic and Mercury in Plant Tissue, Y.K. Soon

Determination of Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Lead,

and Nickel in Plant Tissue, Y.K. Soon

Quality Control Procedures for Plant Analysis, E.A. Hanlon

Reference Materials for Data Quality Control, M. Ihnat

Data Processing in Plant Analysis, R.E. Karamanos

Appendix I: Plant and Related Reference Materials for Data Quality Control of Elemental Content, M. Ihnat

Appendix II: Reference Texts on Plant Analysis

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General