Here’s a common scenario: your plants seem to be thriving – but your crop yield at harvest just isn’t meeting expectations. Hidden plant hunger is a problem that many of our producers have struggled with. Sometimes your crop can exhibit zero visible symptoms, but still be deficient in key nutrients.
Excessive or insufficient nutrient levels in plant tissue are typically caused by a high rate of fertilizer applications combined with inadequate soil testing. We help our growers diagnose these imbalances through plant tissue analysis AND recommend corrective measures to encourage optimal plant health.
Here are three popular options:
This is a great entry point for plant testing! Send us a sample, following directions for your individual crop. We’ll test your sample for nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc, iron, manganese, copper, boron and molybdenum. You’ll receive a complete report of your results, allowing you to adjust management techniques accordingly.
Highly recommended for our corn growers, this test measures nitrogen present in corn stalks at the end of the growing season. Stalk nitrate testing provides vital data on the effectiveness of your nitrogen fertilizer application, allowing you to adjust as necessary and potentially save money on expensive inputs.
How effective is your cover crop at adding nutrient value to your soil? This test is designed to answer that question. We measure the levels of key nutrients present in your cover crop, providing you with the data you need to build the healthiest soil possible.