An agricultural testing laboratory offers many different types of analyses to help growers, ag retailers, and crop consultants maximize yields and economic returns. This document provides an overview of the types of analyses useful for crop production in a typical Midwestern corn-corn or corn-soybean rotation system. Even though much of the discussion is oriented to corn and soybean production in the Midwest, many of the topics covered can be applied to other crops and environments. Emphasis will be on how to use the information from individual tests and how the various tests can be used to complement each other. Analysis relevant to corn and soybean production includes soil fertility, plant tissue, stalk nitrate, manure, fertilizer, and lime analysis.
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The accuracy in which a manure sample is taken is imperative to adhere to requirements for manure management plans.READ MORE
Soil sampling strategies can effectively deal with a history of bands applied to the soil.READ MORE
Foliar feeding, a term referring to application of essential plant nutrients to above-ground plant parts, has been documented as early as 1844, when an iron sulfate solution was sprayed as a possible remedy for "chlorosis sickness." More recently, foliar feeding has been widely used and accepted as an essential part of crop production, especially on horticultural crops. Although not as widespread on agronomic crops, the benefits of foliar feeding have been well documented and increasing efforts have been made to achieve consistent responses.READ MORE