Nutrient Management Based on Agronomic Needs
Nutrient management is of utmost concern as we head into another growing season and it’s easier to know what you need if you know what you have. This week I spoke with Mark Phillips, Branch Manager with Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC out of Donalsonville, Georgia…
“With our Extractor program, we’ve built a huge database of tissue samples in a variety of crops. That gives us tremendous insight into how our nutritional plans are performing throughout the season. For example, across the southeast, we’ve seen potassium deficiencies in cotton due to a variety of growing conditions.”
So how can growers discover what’s going on in their own fields?
“It’s incredibly easy to get started with Extractor. Our specialists will come out, observe the farmer’s fields and pull samples to measure variability from acre to acre. But the difference with Helena is that it doesn’t stop there. We use Extractor results to give you in-season recommendations that make financial sense for your crop based on its agronomic needs.”
Now he made that all sound pretty straightforward and simple, but there are obviously some steps that go into it. For folks that are interested in learning more, he says to head to HelenaAgri.com to find your local retailer.