Improving Plant Nutrition: Understanding Nutrient Effectiveness

Since all the essential nutrients work together, it’s important to consider the importance of each of them as individuals as well as how they relate to each other. If you find your crops experiencing a possible deficiency, a recommendation is to take plant and soil samples from both the affected and unaffected areas. A comparison of the results can then help to develop a clear and concise report of what is deficient and what actions are needed.
A good resource is the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship by the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). This decision-making guide uses the 4Rs method of: determining the Right Source, applying the Right Rate, applying at the Right Time, and applying in the Right Place.
It’s extremely beneficial to have a comprehensive nutrient plan in place to ensure that growers are getting the best return on their investment and utilizing the most effective application and use of nutrients throughout their plants’ growth cycle to get the best yield from the crop.
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