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AS 3743-2003

[Pending Revision]

Potting mixes

Specifies physical, chemical, biological and labelling requirements for potting mixes packaged for retail sale including information to be supplied to the consumer and health warnings. Includes requirements for regular and premium grade mixes as well as special purpose mixes.
Published: 05/09/2003
Pages: 35
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Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and general
1.1 Scope
1.2 Objective
1.3 Application
1.4 Referenced documents
1.5 Definitions
1.6 Notation
1.7 Classification
1.7.1 General
1.7.2 Specialist mixes
2 General requirements
2.1 Composition
2.2 Physical and chemical requirements
2.3 Storage before testing
2.4 Packaging
2.4.1 Volume
2.4.2 Protection
2.5 Marking
2.5.1 Required marking
2.5.2 Optional marking
Appendix A
A1 Scope
A2 Principle
A3 Apparatus
A4 Procedure
A5 Test report
Appendix B
B1 Scope
B2 Principle
B3 Apparatus
B4 Procedure
B5 Calculations
B5.1 Air-filled porosity
B5.2 Water holding capacity
B6 Interpretation of results
B7 Test report
Appendix C
C1 Scope
C2 Principle
C3 Reagent
C3.1 Deionized or distilled water.
C4 Apparatus
C5 Procedure
C6 Test report
Appendix D
D1 Scope
D2 Principle
D3 Reagent
D3.1 Deionized or distilled water.
D4 Apparatus
D5 Procedure
D5.1 General
D5.2 Extraction
D5.3 Measurement of ammonium ions
D5.4 Measurement of nitrate ions
D5.5 Measurement of chloride ions
D5.6 Measurement of manganese
D6 Test report
Appendix E
E1 Scope
E2 Principle
E3 Reagents
E3.1 Deionized or distilled water.
E3.2 Nitrate solution—75 mg/L N as nitrate
E4 Apparatus
E5 Procedure
E5.1 General
E5.2 Leaching
E5.3 Charging the mix with nitrate solution
E6 Calculation
E7 Test report
Appendix F
F1 Scope
F2 Principle
F3 Apparatus and materials
F4 Procedure
F5 Test report
Appendix G
G1 Scope
G2 Principle
G3 Reagents
G3.1 Extracting solution—2.0 mmol/L DTPA
G3.2 Extracting solution—0.5 mol/L ammonium acetate
G3.3 Deionized or distilled water
G4 Apparatus
G5 Procedure
G5.1 General
G5.2 Extraction with DTPA
G5.3 Extraction with ammonium acetate
G5.4 Measurement of elements
G6 Test report
Appendix H
H1 Scope
H2 Apparatus
H3 Calibration
H4 Procedure
H5 Calculations
H6 Test report
Appendix I
I1 Scope
I2 Statistical sampling
I3 Product certification
I4 Supplier’s quality management system
I5 Other means of assessment
Cited references in this standard
Quality management — Quality of an organization — Guidance to achieve sustained success
Quality management systems — Requirements
Occupational protective gloves, Part 2: General requirements and test methods (ISO 21420:2020, MOD)
Respiratory protective devices
Ruling to AS/NZS 1715:2009 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective equipment
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