Understand the Value of Tissue Testing

Jul 22, 2019


by Katie Forsberg
WinField United
 
Knowing whether or not your plants are absorbing the nutrients you’re feeding them is important information in the heat of the season and when planning for next year.
 
Tissue testing is an additional tool you and your trusted advisor can use to create an in-season nutrient game plan. It enables you to have better conversations about the nutritional status of your crops and to explore what could be done differently to help optimize your yield and ROI potential.
 
Get more out of tissue testing:
I
’m based in southeastern Idaho and work with agronomy retailers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). Many of them have been using NutriSolutions® tissue testing services for five or more years. This is a group that’s always looking for ways to take their customers to the next level.
 
In fact, in 2018, retailer use of NutriSolutions increased 40.5 percent in the PNW. Why the jump? Crop advisors and agronomists are able to use this information to help farmers like you optimize use of on-farm technology in addition to enhancing management practices.
 
Build a nutrient database:
There are a number of farmers who are focused on soil sampling. But soil sampling only measures nutrient levels within the ground, not what plants are actually taking in and are hungry for.
 
NutriSolutions tissue testing helps retailers build a nutrient database they can use to gauge nutrient levels throughout a crop’s growth stages. It also allows farmers, crop advisors, and agronomists to identify hidden nutrient needs and check variable-rate fertilizer prescriptions to assess the accuracy of application rates. And it lets you and your trusted advisor detect nutrient deficiencies before yield is compromised.
 
Farmers submitted more than 42,000 tissue samples for NutriSolutions analysis in 2018 alone. The WinField United sampling database includes more than 475,000 data points that help identify nutrient trends based on geography, soil type, and environmental conditions. If you haven’t used NutriSolutions tissue testing, contact your trusted Co-op or WinField advisor to learn more about how it can help you identify nutrient deficiencies and give your crops the boost they need.
 
 

Read More News

May 16,2022
Based on a Prospective Plantings report released on March 31 from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS), Tennessee farmers  farmers intend to plant an estimated 970,000 acres of corn in 2022, 50,000 lower than 2021. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.5 million acres for all purposes in 2022, down 4% from 2021 and 1% lower than 2020.
 
May 02,2022
For those not familiar with it, the incredibly innocuous name “plant bug” might illicit a chuckle on first hearing.
“Aren’t all bugs plant bugs?” you may ask. But for fruit, vegetable, and row-crop farmers — cotton producers, in particular — plant bugs are no laughing matter, and their name is synonymous with expensive inputs and lowered yields. Increased numbers of the insect, more specifically, the tarnished plant bug (TPB), are creating big problems within the cotton industry in parts of the Southeastern U.S.
 
Apr 04,2022
It’s no secret that precision ag has changed the face of agriculture over the past two decades. Technology that applies the variable, data-driven amounts of fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides to particular areas of a single crop field continues to cut waste and increase yields, thereby increasing profits in an industry with already razor-thin margins.