With METOS® plant nutrition planning tool.
Declining soil fertility along with poor management of plant nutrients can result in insufficient yield, soil and crop losses, and overall difficulties in the farming process. Farmers’ main goal is to give their plants a balanced supply of nutrients throughout the growing season but one must know when is the best time to do so.
In order to increase crop yields, assure food security & safety, and make the farming processes sustainable, an integrated, holistic approach to soil nutrition management is of crucial importance.
When to apply fertilizers?
Soil sample analysis with iMETOS MobiLab
Fertilizers are precious resources which should be applied with care – for the reduction of expenses as well as the minimization of environmental impact. An essential precondition is therefore the knowledge of plant-available soil nutrients.
Currently, soil nutrient analysis is still mostly done by laboratory tests – a time-consuming and expensive procedure, often not fast enough for immediate reaction.
Pessl Instruments developed the first mobile measurement tool allowing the simultaneous measurement of nitrate (no3), phosphate (p2o5) and potassium (k) concentrations with one portable device. You can do the measurements directly in your field and have the results at your fingertips in minutes.
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