Beyond simple field scouting, there’s another way to check up on high-value crops.
New Age Laboratories, based in South Haven, Michigan, does analysis of sap pressed from plant leaves and petals.
“It’s like taking a blood sample from a human, but we’re taking a blood sample from a plant,” said Scott D. Wall, president of New Age. “We’re looking at the soluble nutrients that are in transport in the plant, and that are available for metabolism in that portion of the plant’s life cycle.”
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