Here are a few we’d recommend:
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.
(A corn stalk nitrate sample is taken from 6 inches to 14 inches above the soil surface. A sample should contain 10 8-inch stalks.)
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.
(Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Boron, Total Carbon, Dry Matter (%), Dry Matter (ton/ac), Biomass Weight As Is)
Similar to the Routine test, but with addition of chloride testing.
(Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Molybdenum, Boron, Chloride)
Please note that when diagnosing a growth problem in a specific section of a field, we recommend that two plant samples be taken — one from the area experiencing poor growth and one from an area experiencing normal growth.
This allows us to analyze both samples side by side and accurately diagnose the problem. The fee to test the normal growth sample is half the regular testing fee.