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Sampling methodologies and analysis interpretation for growers of HNS

Sampling methodologies and analysis interpretation for growers of HNS

AHDB Horticulture have produced a factsheet 10/16 'Sampling methodologies and analysis interpretation for growers of hardy nursery stockwhich provides background information about the various types of chemical analyses available, guidance on how water, substrate and leaf tissue samples should be collected and managed to ensure accuracy of the results obtained, and offers assistance with the interpretation of the laboratory analysis results generated for each of the sample types. 

 
The factsheet contains two videos which demonstrate how to sample substrate and leaf tissue from a crop, you can access the videos using your mobile smart phone with the ‘Layar’ app (instructions on how to download the free app can be found on page 11). The videos are available via Figures 5 and 7. 
 
 
Alternatively the video's can be viewed below:
 

Sampling substrate from container-grown hardy nursery stock

 

Collecting suitable leaves from a crop for leaf analysis