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In-Season Plant Tissue Sampling (Poll Results)

2,378 FBN members spanning 7.58 million acres of farmland responded to today's poll on in-season plant tissue sampling!

We asked those members who have run tissue samples in the past if they made a corrective in-season decision based on the test results, 65% of these farmers said that they had!

What decisions have you made on your farm based on tissue sample results?

Are tissue tests worth the investment?

In-Season Plant Tissue Sampling (Poll Results)
Verified FBN Member (IA)

Well worth doing tissue samples. We are going to add Boron because of it and molybdenum because we want the N to be used inside the plant efficiently.

Verified FBN Member (KS)

How do you plan to apply your boron ?

Verified FBN Member (WI)

We use soil samples with the 360 machine. Started out doing just a few samples now we try to do every field. It has saved us some money on a few occasions.

Verified FBN Member (WI)

Interesting how it is a pretty close even split. Wounding if anyone did split trials to see if it payed for its self

Verified FBN Member (KS)

I always feel like the tissue analysis helps me with my fertility plan for next year. It is hard to fix what is already wrong this year

Verified FBN Member (AB, CAN)

Soil samples in canola indicated boron was short and tissue samples said it was adequate. I did field trials and saw no response to boron. Using both tools seems best.practice.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

This is my second year using tissue samples, but first year making in-season applications based on results. Tissue results are telling me that reasonable K ppm isn’t enough to get in the plant and I think I need to raise the base saturation level. The numbers seem to bounce around enough that I’m not willing to draw too many conclusions, yet. I did see two low results on the tissue test increase following a foliar application of Brandt smart trio, and the soybeans recovered from the flexstar burn faster. Hopefully that translates to yield this fall.

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