Tag archive: tissue testing

Use tissue tests to detect deficiencies

Micronutrients or trace elements are an essential part of crop nutrition. They are as important as the better-known macronutrients nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. This was a key message on the southern tour of the MPCN II Roadshow in August 2016. Scott and Jillian Vaessen farm at Tabbita in southern NSW. […]

Upcoming webinar- Successful plant tissue testing

Inspecting biomass produced in a biserrula pasture phase

Keys to successful sampling and interpretation of plant tissue analysis in winter crops Friday, 28 July 2017 3:00 PM AEST Presented by Chris Dowling Chris Dowling is presenting a FREE WEBINAR for advisors and growers from all Australian grains regions. It will provide information about key considerations when sampling and interpreting plant tissue analysis for winter crops […]

When can you get the best results from late nitrogen?

Applying nitrogen late in the crop’s development (after GS60) can boost the protein level in the grain, but when is it likely to be economic to do so? When leaf symptoms or comparison with an N-rich strip in the paddock indicate the crop really needs more N. When N can […]

What can you do with waterlogged paddocks?

How do you make evidence-based decisions following excessive rain and slow soil water drainage? Where the crop is not a write-off, getting a handle on which areas of the paddock are in the best shape, and the yield potential for those areas is the most useful information to have. Assessing […]

How to confidently diagnose a crop nutrient disorder

Unusual symptoms in crops can indicate nutrient disorders. Visible symptoms tell you there is some kind of problem but are not enough to base a reliable diagnosis on. Crop symptoms can be triggered by too little or too much of a nutrient, as well as a range of other constraints […]

Watch our webinar: how to review last season’s crop nutrition decisions

You might know how much you or your client spent on crop nutrition last season, but do you know if it was well spent? Review at the end of the season is the best place to answer that question. How do you assess how well last season’s crop nutrition management […]

Webinar: Review crop nutrition in your paddocks

Webinar recording coming soon As part of the More Profit from Crop Nutrition national extension program,Chris Dowling presented a webinar for advisors and growers from all Australian grains regions covering the techniques for evaluating how the previous season’s crop nutrition delivered in terms of yield. The webinar covered what information you need, different measures of […]

How good was your crop nutrition last season? Tools for review

How do you assess how well last season’s crop nutrition management shaped up? Every grower knows how much they spend on crop nutrition. They do not always know if it was well spent. A good crop nutrition program maintains soil fertility, and supplies what is needed to meet the productivity […]

Diagnosing crop problems

Diagnosing the cause of symptoms seen in crops can be helped by sampling soils and plant tissues during the growing season. Where patches of poor growth are seen, either soil or plant tissue samples from within the good and poor patches can be taken and sent for analysis. For plant […]

SPOTLIGHT: Nutrient deficiency Apps

So you can see signs of nutrient deficiency on the crop – but what is causing the problem? Tissue testing would give a definitive answer, and the scale of the problem. In the meantime there are some apps available now that might help. But is it really a nutrient deficiency? […]