Our nutrient consulting services help you to gather and interpret vital analysis and data essential to maintaining healthy crops.
Soil and Fertility Management
Soil and fertility management is all about the water because it is water that move the nutrients into the plant. Half of the plant is below ground; you cannot see what it is doing. When the roots start growing, are they growing down or sideways? The quality and chemistry of the soil is important soil originates from the original base rock material and anything else that is moved into it, like alluvial soils from a flood. Soil amendments such as gypsum, lime, compost or manure can be important for salts and nutrients. Taking soil analysis periodically can give you vital information.
An annual tissue test is like a blood test for humans. It will tell you what nutrient levels are in the plant, and if is getting low for needed future growth. Common sense in the timing and applications of macro and micronutrients are important to maximize production effectiveness and minimize costs. Nutrition is also vital for plants to fight off insects and disease.
Field, Environmental Monitoring and Data Management
Farmers are at the mercy of the weather. Pest and trap data, temperature, leaf wetness, humidity and rain data can be very important for modeling disease and insect threats. This kind of information can be valuable for figuring out future harvest dates, documenting localized frost and even documenting damage (for crop insurance claims).
Multi-year localized weather and trap data can be very useful.