Soil Chemical Methods ? Australasia, written by Dr George Rayment and David Lyons from the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management and published by CSIRO Publishing, sets out detailed procedures for over 200 laboratory and field chemical tests relevant to many challenges faced today in land management.
?It?s a ?recipe book? for soil laboratories and users of the results,? George Rayment said. ?The book sets out all that is needed for consistency across the soil testing profession.?
According to CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship scientist Mike Grundy, managing our landscapes has become far more complex over the past 20 years. ?We have always needed standardised approaches to soil chemical analysis because soil is complex, the processes for measuring it are complex and there is potential for misinformation,? he explained.
The new book can be ordered on-line from the CSIRO website: www.publish.csiro.au/pid/6418.htm