Soil testing and plant analysis

Soil testing and plant analysis

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The principles of soil testing. Physical-chemical aspects of nutrient availability. Soil sample collection and handling: tecnique based on source and degree of field variability. Soil test correlation, calibration, and recommendation. Soil pH and lime requirement determination. Testing soils for available nitrogen. Testing soils for phosphorus. Testing soils for potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Testing soils for copper, iron, manganese, and zinc. Testing soils for sulfur, boron, molybdenum, and chlorine. Testing soils for toxic metals. Testing soils for salinity and sodicity. Testing artificial growth media and interpreting the results. Principles and practices in plant analysis. Sampling, Handling, and analyzing plant tissue samples. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing sugarbeet. Plant tissue analysis of sugarcane. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing corn. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing small grains. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing corn and grain sorghum. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing vegetable crops. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing orchards. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing forage crops. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing tobacco. Plant analysis as an aid in fertilizing forests. Analytical instruments for soil and plant analysis. Data processing in soil testing and plant analysis.I. PREVIOUS USE OF PLANT ANALYSIS An interest in the chemical composition of small grains was reported as early as ... The largest changes occurred from Feekes stage 3 to 10 (tillering to boot; Large, 1954). The Feekes scale will be used throughout the remainder of this chapter and will be referred to as stages of growth from 1 to ... Past cropping sequence, soil texture, organic matter, pH, and parent material were factors that influenced nutrient availability to the greatest extent.


Title:Soil testing and plant analysis
Author:Robert Lee Westerman, Soil Science Society of America
Publisher:Soil Science Society of Amer - 1990
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