Do More with Your Tissue Sample
You’re probably using many forms of technology to help your farm, and you know that with innovative thinking, you may be able to apply that technology in new ways on your farm. The process of tissue sampling, for example, has typically been fairly low tech, but what if you could get more from your softball-size plant material? So much more.
View from the Sky
Since nutrient deficiencies are often inconsistent across a field, a tool that provides an overhead view of your fields allows you to identify suspect areas and focus your sampling efforts. In-season imagery helps target areas of a field that might be suffering stress.
Crop Development Monitoring
Field monitoring capabilities are another feature within the R7 Tool that allows users to monitor real-time field conditions and crop development. This tool is useful for prioritizing sampling across fields. It can tell you whether a field’s development is trending above, at, or below average based on biomass measurements. The biomass measurements in the R7 Field Monitoring Tool can also help determine potential high production areas where an extra fertilizer application may be more likely to result in a positive return on investment.
Get Out Your Phone
Smartphones are helping farmers increase productivity while on-the-go. Field scouting apps can help document in-season notes and keep your records in one convenient place. One example is the NutriSolutions® app, which allows you to geo-reference where plant samples were taken to match sampling results to field locations.
There are a lot of tech tools available to help you make the most of tissue sampling. Work with your local Landmark agronomist to learn how they can bring extra value to your farm.