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Plant Testing Methods

List of the standard plant testing methods used by the Agricultural Analytical Services Lab.
AnalyteMethodReference
Total Nitrogen Combustion - Elementar Vario Max N/C Analyzer Horneck, Donald A. and Robert O. Miller.  1998. Determination of total nitrogen in plant tissue. In Y.P. Kalra (ed.) Handbook and Reference Methods for Plant Analysis. CRC Press, New York.
P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, B, Al, Zn, Na, Cd, Ni, Pb, Mo, As, Sr Dry Ash Miller, Robert O. 1998. High-Temperature Oxidation: Dry Ashing. In Y.P. Kalra (ed.) Handbook and Reference Methods for Plant Analysis. CRC Press, New York.
P, K, Ca, Mg, Mn, Fe, Cu, B, Al, Zn, Na, Cd, Ni, Pb, Mo, As, S Acid Digestion: Hot Block Huang, Chao-Yong Luh and E.E. Schulte. 1985. Digestion of Plant Tissue for Analysis by ICP Emission Spectroscopy. Commun. in Soil Sci. Plant Anal., 16(9), 943-958.
Nitrate Nitrogen Ion-Selective Electrode Miller, Robert O. 1998. Extractable Nitrate in Plant Tissue: Ion-Selective Electrode Method. In Y.P. Kalra (ed.) Handbook and Reference Methods for Plant Analysis. CRC Press, New York.
Total C Combustion - Elementar Vario Max N/C Analyzer Pella, E. 1990. Elemental organic analysis. Part 1. Am. Lab 22: 116-125