High-Performance Agronomy Analysis Using ICP-OES
Agronomic results often rely heavily on analyzing field samples. So analysis accuracy and timeliness are vital to laboratory testing regimes — of state regulatory labs, contract and other commercial/university soil labs, and production labs maintained by fertilizer makers and other manufacturers.
For a variety of technical reasons, various elements found in typical samples may prove tough to measure. Some examples:
- Soil labs must produce good results for difficult elements such as sulfur, alkalis, and halogens
- Plant material analyses must handle molybdenum, boron, alkalis, and chlorine
- Fertilizer labs may encounter phosphorus, potassium, antimony, lead, arsenic, bromine, and chlorine
Facing these and other challenges, a number of analyzers on the market today can fail to deliver precise, reliable agronomic testing.
Fortunately, some recent technological improvements have further enhanced the capabilities of an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer like SPECTRO ARCOS.
Download this detailed paper. You’ll get a close look at what an analyzer needs for efficient analysis of soils, plant materials, and fertilizers — and how SPECTRO ARCOS can improve results in your lab.