FARMERS ACROSS EASTERN CORN BELT ARE SEEING HEALTHIER CROPS FROM THE NUTRISCRIPTION PROGRAM
This time of year, Crop Production Services’ crop consultants are busy taking tissue and soil samples for their customers.
This service, called NutriScription, is a program special to Crop Production Services. NutriScription is a complete nutritional
prescription service that accepts growers' soil, tissue, and water samples and then compiles the data into a fertility prognosis
with very specific nutritional recommendations.
To date, NutriScription has over 600 regionalized recommendations on over 150 crops/turf varieties, and continues to expand the
database with new recommendations, crops and crop varieties. This gives Crop Production Services (CPS) crop consultants and their
customers a more precise approach to solving problems in the field.
The CPS crop consultant has the sample results report delivered via email so that they spend less time searching for the data
and generating reports. This not only helps the CPS crop consultant, but also the customer since tissue sampling is so critically
Growers are facing more challenges every year and getting the most from input dollars is increasingly important. "Soil samples
help ascertain what is available to the crop, but with the additional information obtained through tissue sampling, one can define
and react to nutritional deficiencies," says Chris Stickler, Director of Technical Services and Product Development for Loveland
Products Inc. "Nutrient availability can often times be hindered by soil pH; in fact, many important micronutrients become less
available to the crop as the pH increases. A tissue sample taken during the crop season can help identify various deficiencies that
can be addressed through foliar applications, which tend to be more effective because there is less interaction with the soil."
NutriScription is an excellent tool allowing "real-time" assessment of the crop's needs and allows the grower to optimize
nutritional inputs. Contact your local Crop Production Services store for your NutriScription assessment today!
J.J. Metz of the Linwood, Michigan location, takes a tissue sample while scouting a customer’s wheat field.
MEET THE CORN BELT EAST MANAGEMENT TEAM
service area ranges from the northern tip of Michigan down through Ohio,
Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Corn Belt East region is made up of 8
divisions: Michigan managed by Keith Paige, Northern Ohio managed
by Don Steinbauer, Southern Ohio managed by Steve Emery, Northern
Indiana managed by Jake Underwood, Southeast Indiana managed by Danny
Carmony, Southwest Indiana/Northern Kentucky managed by Ed Staser,
Eastern Kentucky managed by John Gillum and Tennessee/Western Kentucky
managed by Craig Massey.