Plant Tissue Nutrient Analysis and Interpretation; CEU eligible, $40 fee
Many producers are starting to incorporate plant tissue testing and Plant Monitoring Program “PMP” into their crop production practices. Tissue testing is a great way to demonstrate how nutrient release from the soil is occurring through the growing season. It is also a valuable tool to help identify potential deficiency areas in fields before they can be visually seen.
This allows growers to apply “timely” applications of foliar nutrient products to save yields and improve quality prior to the deficiency taking hold, or to adjust their fertilizer plan for the following season. Reading a tissue report is much different that reading a soil report and understanding the local soil conditions as well as the crop physiological stages from when the sample was taken is imperative to gain value from a tissue test.
By geo-referencing both your soil and tissue sample locations, growers can also “track” over time how their fertilizer and application practices impact nutrient availability in the plant. Best practices for tissue sampling, collection and interpretation will all be reviewed in detail during this 1.5-hour session.