Analysis of Glasshouse Soils on a Volume Basis Without Drying the Sample

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Title: Analysis of Glasshouse Soils on a Volume Basis Without Drying the Sample
Authors: Gormley, T. R. (Thomas Ronan)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6961
Date: 1970
Abstract: pH, K and SC readings from glasshouse soils were found to be almost independent of the moisture content provided the sample for analysis was taken on a volume basis. Cylindrical containers were most suitable for measuring volumes of soil for analyses. Different results were obtained when five operators carried out analyses for K on wet peat samples taken on a volume basis. The precision of all operators was excellent (CV ≤ 5.3%). The different results were due to variations in the technique of filling the container.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: An Foras Talúntais
Keywords: Soil test;Moisture content;Operator difference
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

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