Thumbnail Image

Guide to laboratory establishment for plant nutrient analysis









Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Soil and plant testing and analysis. Report of an Expert Consultation, Rome, 13-17 June 1977
    FAO Soils Bulletin 38/1
    1980
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Methods for evaluating nutrient status in order to obtain better plant growth and increased yield are constantly being developed and improved. New analytical techniques and procedures for soil and plant analysis have been invented and tested in many countries and laboratories. There have been innovations in data processing leading to preparation of more refined and specific fertilizer recommendations. The purpose of the Consultation was: i. to review advances in a) methodologies for soil and plant chemical analysis, and b) interpretation of the results obtained and the preparation of fertilizer recommendations based on these results. ii. to identify progress made and areas requiring further attention with regard to the organization of soil testing services in general and, in particular, in developing countries.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Soil and plant testing and analysis as a basis of fertilizer recommendations
    FAO Soils Bulletin 38/2
    1980
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    General principles of plant nutrition don't furnish the concrete information, necessary for practical treatments in a given situation. Thus, the questions arise which parameters must be considered an how can they be determined. This leads to consider the concepts of nutrients diagnosis, as well as the methodology and the corresponding equipment and instrumentation, for putting it into practice. The question may arise whether plant or soil analysis should be used for diagnosis crop nutrient requ irements and making fertilizer recommendations.Both methods may be complementary, not competitive and the laboratories should be in the possibility to carry out both types analysis. It is recommendable to start soil analysis prior to plant testing.There are many possibilities and methods for testing soil chemical and nutrient properties. It is indeed highly recommended to agree on a minimum of uniformity of methodology.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Guidelines for the establishment and management of seed testing laboratories
    Joint ISTA and FAO Handbook
    2023
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    This Joint ISTA and FAO Handbook provides comprehensive guidelines for the setting up and managing of seed testing laboratories, including those that cater to small- and medium-scale seed enterprises and farmers’ cooperatives, which operate in low input production systems. The adherence to the guidelines by seed testing laboratories results in the use of uniform procedures across the board thereby facilitating inter-laboratory transferability of data. This harmonization enhances confidence in seed quality assurance mechanisms. The publication is an update of a previous one that was also jointly published by both organizations in 1969 and revised in 1979 and 1983. Its utility is enhanced by a set of new up-to-date information that builds upon existing data. The Handbook provides guidance on the range of seed testing equipment, procedures, and management systems that have become available in the several decades since the previous editions. Seed testing is a critical component of the seed value chain and is essential for the production of quality seeds, i.e. seeds that are alive, can germinate and produce vigorous seedlings; are healthy and come from lots that meet set thresholds for genetic and analytical purity. The Handbook covers all aspects of seed testing, from laboratory design and equipment selection to sample preparation, testing methods, and data analysis. Importantly, the publication also addresses the challenges of testing seeds in low input systems and provides guidance on how to adapt procedures to these settings. Therefore, it serves as a reference material and training resource for everyone involved in seed quality assurance procedures, in particular the personnel of seed testing laboratories and regulatory agencies; seed producers and farmers. The updated publication represents a significant improvement over previous guidelines, as it incorporates advances in technology and provides guidance on a broader range of testing procedures. The guidelines are designed to be adaptable to different contexts and seed types and include recommendations for quality management systems, proficiency testing, and inter-laboratory comparisons, which are essential for ensuring the accuracy and reliability of seed testing results.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.