Tissue sampling can let you know how well your soil program is working! A tissue sample will give you a quick picture
Plant Analysis Guide
Things to Look Out For:
1. Do not pull leaves from:
- Dead or diseased plants
- Insect or mechanically damaged plants
- Stressed plants (extreme heat, drought etc.)
- Plants late in fruiting stages
- Leaves that have been covered with soil
- Plants that have residue on leaves (insecticides, nutrients etc.)
- Plants that have been showing symptoms of deficiency for a long time
- Early morning or extremely cloudy days
Take the most recently developed leaf for sampling. If there are any questions on sampling or which part of
If there is a large difference in plant health in a field, it may be useful to take a sample from both the healthy and sick parts of the field. This will allow us to compare both samples to see what the difference is. Be sure to avoid plants with any type of disease.
If your plan is to manage the crop (veggies, corn, beans etc.) intensively it is best to sample from the same plant, or at least take samples from plants in similar soil types, in a field. For large acreage operations, intensively managed fields should not exceed
Remember, a tissue analysis by itself can be very misleading. A soil analysis should always be used as a reference when pulling tissue analysis.