Plants experience nutritional imbalances several weeks before they can be observed visually. Learn how to use lab data to predict disease and insect susceptibility that occurs as a result of nutritional imbalance. Learn how to make detailed product application recommendations based on the stage of crop growth and how to evaluate product effectiveness and performance.
Precision Ag has developed a good deal in terms of seed placement and population management. The same degree of management intensity has not been applied to nutrition management. You’ve heard about the 4 R’s, right source, right rate, right time, and right place. But have nutrition management practices actually changed?
For the most part, nutrient management has not changed very much, because it has been difficult to determine what actually worked, and what made a difference. The use of in season sap analysis changes all of this quickly.
We can quickly map out nutrient release curves for different products, identify which products are actually absorbed by the crop and which are not, and determine with a high degree of accuracy whether the crop needs any additional nutritional applications or not. AND, we can get this degree of data integrity for over the full range of nutritional elements, not just N-P-K.
This course is an in-depth review of how nutrients move around inside plants, the locations in the plant where each nutrient first becomes deficient, the key nutrient interactions to manage for increased disease and insect resistance, nutrient interactions to manage to improve quality and yield, and how to comfortably reduce fertilizer applications with certainty that the crop has adequate supply.
This course includes 9 video lessons and quizzes and takes approximately 3 hours to complete.
Total video: 1.45 minutes of video plus quizzes
CEUs: 2.00 Nutrient Management
KindHarvest Member Price: $135
KindHarvest Annual Membership & Course: $217
Non Member Price – $150 (2 Months free access)
Great FoundationGreat Foundation. Excellent, important topics. With a year of sap samples under my belt, this course really resonated with me.Justin Wylie
A great confidence boosterThe best way to treat disease is to prevent it and this course will equip you to do just that! A great confidence booster to anyone making farm decisions.Jessica Smith
This course is packed with instructionThis course is packed with instruction about the important concepts leading to broader understanding of regenerative agriculture. A wealth of information for a short course!Chuck Mead Ag ConsultantFormerly of Mead Orchards
In a style that is easy to understandIn a style that is easy to understand and remember, the course delivers apparently hidden insights (to the majority of farmers and agronomists) into the “main and interactive effects” of key minerals involved in the growing of pest-resistant crops that deliver high yields of premier grade produce. I am looking forward to more insights from the courses to follow, thanks John.Daniel Mataruka
Serious growers needs these coursesAny serious grower needs to take these courses. Great course. Prior to taking John’s course I had watched all his youtube videos. This course fills in most of the gaps. I’m looking forward to more additions to the course. Any serious grower should take this course. It is amazing how much money and time we can save working with nature rather than fighting it.Paul Mobilio
Very clear presentationVery clear presentation of important concepts. I liked the format of short lectures followed by quizzes I learned a lot, and look forward to more courses!Dorothea Sotiros