Why Plant Tissue Analysis?
Analysis of plant tissues is an extremely useful tool for growers. Not only can plant tissue testing be used to monitor the nutrient status of plants but it can help identify nutrient deficiencies and imbalances. This allows growers to more effectively tailor their nutrient management programs to meet a crop’s specific needs. Cost savings may be realized if nutrient deficiencies are resolved before they adversely affect production and also if unnecessary fertilizer applications are avoided.
Why Not Just Test the Soil?
Soil testing is also a valuable tool and is often used in conjunction with tissue testing. Soil tests should be taken before planting and at regular intervals once plants are established. The soil pH is of special importance because it affects the availability of all plant nutrients. There is often not a strong relationship between the nutrient levels in soil and in plant tissue. This is because many factors affect the ability of plants to take up nutrients. Tissue testing is the best way to find out the nutritional composition of plants.
Plant Tissue Analysis: $22.00 per sample. Includes Nitrogen, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Boron and Zinc. Turnaround time is 3 business days.
Midwest Labs Plant Tissue Sampling Guide: Sampling Guide for Plant Tissue
Steps to Submit on MyLab Portal: MyLab Portal – Plant Tissue Submittal Steps
Any questions, please call Midwest Labs today at 402-334-7770.