2016 has been a very unusual year. Many growers are seeing the value in testing not only the plants which is very common this time of year but also the soil. Many growers are trying to see correlations between soil nutrient volumes and plant nutrient volumes. This topic is also coming to light with many growers conducting weekly analysis of both to gauge overall trends in nutrient analysis.
In a time when commodity prices remain low and input costs are not coming down, it does make sense to minimize the cost of future applications.
Today at Midwest Laboratories, we have received over 1,000 plants and 5,000 soils. These sample volumes have remained consistent over the past few weeks and it continues to highlight the value that testing can bring to growers.