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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

M D. Carroll

Keywords

Soil analysis, Plant analysis, Mineral deficiencies, Deficiency diseases

First Page Number

97

Last Page Number

100

Abstract

Soil and plant analysis (testing) has its supporters and its critics. Some of the differences are resolved if the distinction is made between the concept and the practice. Most people would agree with the concept of soil and plant analysis but the practice, or service offered, in any agricultural situation can be subject to valid criticism.

This article defines some of the principles involved and illustrates some of the problems, to provide a better understanding of the usefulness and the limitations of soil and plant analysis as a diagnostic aid in plant and animal nutrition.

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