Modern Methods of Plant Analysis When the handbook Modern Methods of Plant Analysis, was first introduced in 1954, the considerations were: 1. the dependence of scientific progress in biology on the improvement of existing and the introduction of new methods; 2. the difficulty in finding many new analytical methods in specialized journals which are normally not accessible to experimental plant biologists; 3. the fact that in the methods sections of papers the description of methods is frequently so compact, or even sometimes so incomplete, that it is difficult to reproduce experiments. These considerations still stand today. The series was highly successful, seven volumes appearing between 1956 and 1964. Since there is still today a demand for the old series, the publisher has decided to resume publication of Modern Methods of Plant Analysis. It is hoped that the New Series will be just as acceptable to those working in plant sciences and related fields as the early volumes undoubtedly were. It is difficult to single out the major reasons for the success of any publication, but we believe that the methods published in the first series were up-to-date at the time and presented in a way that made description, as applied to plant material, complete in itself with little need to consult other publications. Contribution authors have attempted to follow these guidelines in this New Series of volumes. Editorial The earlier series of Modern Methods of Plant Analysis was initiated by Michel V.
Chemical and physical methods for the analysis of plant wastes from industry (eg. paper) and from natural decomposition (eg. leaf litter)
Methods of Measurement of Dissolved Organic Carbon of Plant Origin in Soils, Manures, Sludges and Stream Water.- Analysis of Papermill Waste Water Treatment Residuals and Process Residues.- Analysis of Sewage from Anaerobic Purification of Effluent from a Brewery.- Apple Pomace and Products Derived from Apple Pomace: Uses, Composition and Analysis.- Kiwifruit Waste and Novel Products Made from Kiwifruit Waste: Uses, Composition and Analysis.- Analysis of Tree Leaf Decomposition in Arid Soils.- Measurement of Leaf Litter Decomposition.