Why is Tissue Testing So Important?
A good soil test is key to measuring nutrient levels in your soil, but the full story is not always being told. For the complete knowledge to grow successful, productive plants, it is also necessary to perform tissue tests. In-season tissue testing is an effective tool to help identify issues with nutrients like deficiencies, toxicities, and leaching in-season, while giving you the direction to promptly resolve the issue. In addition, tissue testing can help you determine the effectiveness of your current fertilizer program, compare different areas of growth and determine the source of the problem.
Frequency of tissue sample collection is determined by your goal. Are you trying to fix a current issue or take a proactive approach? Ideally, samples should be taken prior to rapid growth stages and prior to most spray applications. To obtain the best results, standard best practices should be followed. Extractor, Helena’s advanced tissue management system, includes custom recommendations that fit the need of turf and ornamental plants. Tissue samples are collected and analyzed by approved labs that meet strict Helena requirements and quality guidelines that result in the most accurate and consistent data. Using this method, you can be assured that you are getting the best results possible.
Your Helena representative will deliver the results and findings, with specific agronomic recommendations that optimize the health of plants and turf.
Extractor delivers tailored recommendations detailing turf or plant needs that can help maximize investments for better returns. Contact your local Helena Representative to learn more and to set up your Extractor tissue analysis program.