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Tissue testing your forages

Tissue testing your forages
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Many have long recognized the importance of testing for hay or pasture for forage quality analysis, but recently, tissue testing for nutrient management has come further into the spotlight.

Traditionally, producers and livestock owners have cored their hay bales or sampled their pasture in order to determine what nutrients their animals will be consuming. Now, we are taking the same approach to evaluate fertilizer management practices, and try to better target what is, or isn’t, available to those plants in the soil. While this is not a new practice, we are just now digging more into how important this tool can be………

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