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For this study, samples of wheat, corn, timothy, orchardgrass, alfalfa, Bermuda grass, and tomato were analyzed for eleven elements. A statistical study of these data was undertaken to determine the precision of the spectrographic analyses and to determine the precision that could be expected from analyses by this method.
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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Carpenter, P.N., A. Ellis, H.E. Young, and T.E. Byther. 2008. A critical evaluatino of results from spectrographic analysis of plant tissue. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 30.