Conservation Tillage Systems in the Southeast

Plant Tissue Analysis

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Plant tissue analysis complements fertilizer management strategies based on soil testing. Search the web for “sampling for plant analysis” to find guides, such as North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ “Sampling for Plant Analysis” [17], to ensure the sample is from the appropriate plant tissue and growth stage. Following standard sampling guidelines will increase the usefulness of plant tissue analysis results by allowing for comparison with published critical nutrient levels. Use this information to make mid-season fertilizer decisions or to alter fertilization for the next crop.

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