Book Detail: Soil and Plant Analysis With Practical
Author: Dr. A. Vadivel, Dr. M. Shivanna
Outlines of Soil and Plant Analysis
- Soil sampling, importance, methods of sampling and processing of soil samples.
- Soil structure, classification and aggregate analysis
- Theories and concepts of soil moisture estimation – gravimetric, tensiometer, gypsum block, neutron probe and pressure plate methods
- Hydraulic conductivity, Darcy’s law and determination of hydraulic conductivity.
- Soil air and its composition. Gaseous exchange and measurement of ODR
- Plant sampling, importance, methods of sampling and processing of plant samples.
- Leaf analysis, standards and index tissues of different crops and interpretation of leaf analytical values.
- Chemical and mineral composition of important horticultural crops
- Principles and measurement of pH, EC and redox potential
- Principle and operation of spectrophotometer and Flame photometer
- Principle and operation of Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Genesis, characterization and management of saline and sodic soils
- Genesis, characterization and management of acid soils
- Soil physical constrains, excessive and slow permeable soils, surface crusting and sub surface hard pan and their management.
- Genesis, characterization and management of water logged soils
- Quality of irrigation waters, criteria and parameters used for judgement
- Classifications of irrigation water and management of poor quality irrigation waters
- Collection and preparation of soil samples for analysis
- Estimation of moisture content in soil and plant by gravimetric method
- Determination of hydraulic conductivity in soils
- Determination of water holding capacity of soils
- Determination of soil pH and EC
- Estimation of cation exchange capacity and ESP -I (Class)
- Estimation of cation exchange capacity and ESP II (Class)
- Estimation of Available nitrogen in soil
- Estimation of Available phosphorus in soil
- Estimation of Available potassium in soil
- Estimation of Available Fe, Mn, Zn and Copper in soil by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Estimation of nitrogen in plant sample
- Estimation of phosphorus and potassium in plant sample
- Estimation of Fe, Mn, Zn and Copper in plant sample using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer
- Estimation of anions in irrigation water sample
- Estimation of cations in irrigation water sample
- Quality assessment of irrigation waters.
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