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Name: Kirra
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: Australia
Date: Summer 2012


Question:
I need to test the phosphate levels in soil next to a swamp. What chemicals would I need and how would I conduct this experiment?



Replies:
Hi Kirra,

Let me direct you to these scientists: http://www.sera17.ext.vt.edu/Documents/Methods_of_P_Analysis_2000.pdf

These are experts on P analysis in soils and waters of all types in the U.S..

Australia will have a similar group that publishes a "Methods" paper. These are usually scientists of an agricultural University. If you give them a call, they will probably help you with the methods, the chemicals, collections and analysis.

Peter E. Hughes, Ph.D. Milford, NH



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