Tissue testing is the measurement of essential nutrient content of plant tissue by lab analysis. This practice dates back to studies of plant ash content in the early 1800s, when chemists recognized relationships between yield and nutrient concentrations in plant tissues. Today, modern plant analysis is used primarily as a source of information on plant nutrient status and, ultimately, as a tool to aid in nutrient management decisions. Testing can:
Diagnose existing nutrient problems
Predict nutrient problems likely to affect crop production between sampling and harvest
Monitor crop nutrient status for optimal crop production
Once the nutrient status of a crop has been diagnosed, the information may be used to correct existing problems if time allows, or to help predict and prevent future problems.
Bruce Phos. Inc. can collect tissue samples from your fields for testing. We use A&L Labs services and will use the results of the tests to provide you with guidance for a foliar nutrition program based on your production goals and budget that works with the timing of your spraying applications and crop development.